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Sarah - Maison Victor Hugo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sarah presents the Victor Hugo House on the Rue des Vosges in Paris. This prolific writer, playwright, and poet spent time there before being exiled to the Channel Island of Guernsey.

Voyage en France - Lagny-sur-Marne - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel continues his visit to Lagny-sur-Marne, a small town where extraordinary events took place. Joan of Arc is said to have performed a miracle there on her second visit to Lagny. And the abbey-church of Saint Pierre once harbored a great secret: a nail from Jesus's cross. Unfortunately, the nail was lost, but not forgotten, as it now features on Lagny's coat of arms.

Angèle - Je veux tes yeux

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Belgium

Belgian singer Angèle invites us inside her head as she shares her deepest longings and imaginings in "Je veux tes yeux" (I Want Your Eyes). Starting from a photograph, she drifts into a daydream of love illustrated by a beautiful sequences of images.

Antoine - La Butte-aux-Cailles

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Discover the friendly neighborhood of the Butte-aux-Cailles with Antoine. Although it's in the heart of Paris, this neighborhood feels like a little corner of countryside with all its greenery. And in the evening the village atmosphere comes to life as people, mostly locals, go out for drinks or a meal.

Voyage en France - Lagny-sur-Marne - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel shows us some more of Lagny-sur-Marne. This small town is famous for its battle with the English (or les Anglois in Old French), valiantly fought by Joan of Arc in 1430. You will also find more peaceful sites like the washhouse, where, by municipal decree, everyone had to be silent....

Georges - Breizh Numismat

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Georges collects coins that he sells to other collectors. His customers are especially interested in buying old American dollar coins, some of which even have two holes in them! Coins were more than just a currency—they were once used as buttons, jewelry, and even lucky charms.

Voyage en France - Lagny-sur-Marne - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to Lagny-sur-Marne, a medieval town on the outskirts of Paris. If history is not your thing, you can visit a small museum where neo-impressionists works are displayed. The pioneers of pointillism made their debut in this charming little town.

Adrien - Buttes Chaumont View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Discover the beautiful Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris with Adrien. This peaceful park used to be an execution site in the thirteenth century. Its gruesome past long forgotten, it is now a peaceful place where Parisians can get away from the city.

Voyage en France - Rueil-Malmaison View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel takes us to town of Rueil-Malmaison and its famous castle, which once housed Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Joséphine. Besides being Empress of France, Joséphine also invented the concept of the rose garden during her stay in the castle.

Voyage en France - Le Mémorial de la France combattante - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us back to the WWII Mont-Valérien Memorial, just around the corner from the Suresnes American Cemetery. Jenna, the onsite guide, delivers a grim account of how mass executions by the Germans took place, from the reading of the sentence, to the long wait before the execution, to the firing squad and the disposing of the bodies.

Voyage en France - Le Mémorial de la France combattante - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol visits the Memorial of Fighting France on Mont Valérien, west of Paris. He reads us a moving message from an anonymous person who wrote a farewell letter to his family just before being executed by the Germans in 1942.

Lionel L - Quai d'Austerlitz View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

When the weather is nice, Parisians meet up on the riverbanks every weekend to dance, talk, and spend time with friends. For those who love dancing, there are free salsa, hip-hop, and Afro-Cuban dance lessons. It's a party!

François - Livres conseillés

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

François selected three books to show us that are suitable for teens, adults, and French-language learners alike: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, La petite-fille de Monsieur Linh by Philippe Claudel, and Les Demeurées by Jeanne Benameur.

Lea - Cour Saint-Émilion View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lea takes us on a mini tour of Cour Saint-Émilion in the twelfth arrondissement in Paris. Named for the wine that used to be sold there, the Cour Saint-Émilion has suffered fires and floods but was rebuilt a few times and is now a lovely open-air shopping complex.

Voyage en France - Mont-Valérien View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to Mont-Valérien, the highest vantage point just outside of Paris, where you will be able to take in a sweeping view of the capital. Mont-Valérien also represents a sad part of history, a site where thousands were executed during World War II. General de Gaulle inaugurated a memorial in 1962 to honor its victims.

Lionel L - La Place des Vosges View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France Parisian

Lionel is in the Place des Vosges in Paris on a chilly June day. The square is busier than previous years due to a recent flood along the Seine. Parisians like to go out in the fresh air, bring a picnic, a bottle of wine, or simply work on their laptop in the many parks scattered around the city.

Voyage en France - Nemours - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Nemours is nicknamed the "Venice of the Gâtinais" (a former French province), and you'll see why in the final part of Daniel's tour of the town. Traversed by many streams and rivers, Nemours is also a great place to go hiking and immerse yourself in a medieval atmosphere.

Madame Monsieur - Mercy

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Madame Monsieur sings "Mercy," a song based on the true story of a baby girl who was born on board a Nigerian refugee ship. Her mother went into labor on her way to a refugee camp in Sicily.

Louane Emera - On était beau View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Louane Emera sings On était beau (We Were Beautiful), a song about the breakup of a relationship. Everything reminds her of her lover, and she can't get him out of her mind.

Voyage en France - Nemours - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the next part of his tour of Nemours, Daniel shows us the Church of Saint John the Baptist, a medieval church that was destroyed in the 1600s and then rebuilt over the course of the next two centuries. It houses a bell called the Cloche Philippe (Philippe Bell), which has a lengthy history of its own.

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