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Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

The Espace à Vendre (Space for Sale) gallery in Nice recently presented Karine Rougier's exhibition "Les sables mouvants" (Quicksand). Rougier is an artist who works with various media, including ancient engravings, postcards, and even rocks.

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 4 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Norbert explains the intricacies of a recording studio and the latest technology and trends in the music industry. He also tells us who the first artist to use auto-tune was.

Sophie et Patrice - Le français tel qu'il est parlé à Paris View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice and Sophie have a conversation about the French language. They agree that French people speak too fast for the average learner, and abbreviations and contractions make it even more difficult to understand. Patrice has a few theories as to why Parisians in particular speak so fast.

Amal et Caroline - Quartier du Louvre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal gives Caroline a trick for skipping the long line that inevitably forms in front of the Louvre Museum. Then they decide to have a peaceful breakfast in the Jardin des Tuileries.

Candice et son coach - On s'échauffe

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Candice and her coach are going for a run, but first they must warm up! And you will exercise your brain by learning some basic body-related vocabulary.

Sophie et Patrice - Après le réveillon View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice are trying to recover from the Christmas festivities and can't stand the sight of foie gras, turkey, or Yule logs... They consider doing away with the Christmas tradition of big feasts altogether and escaping to the tropics instead.

Le saviez-vous? - La tradition de la galette des rois - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia explains in detail the tradition of the galette des rois (kings' cake), which predates Christianity. The tradition is linked to a Roman pagan celebration called Saturnalia, during which a lucky slave was crowned "king" for the day.

Sophie et Patrice - Après Noël View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie and Patrice question the tradition of the Christmas tree and think it's not very environmentally responsible. They'd like to find of way of conserving the tree they bought and reuse it for next Christmas.

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Lionel interviews Norbert, the proud owner of the state-of-the-art recording studio Crazy Sound. What started as a sideline business has now become a full-time occupation and passion. The studio welcomes both semi-professional and well-known artists.

Le saviez-vous? - La tradition de la galette des rois - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia discusses the galette des rois (kings' cake), a classic holiday delicacy associated with the festival of Epiphany. A small figurine is placed inside the cake, and whoever finds it in his or her slice is crowned "king" or "queen" for the day.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the final part of his tour of Chantilly, Daniel takes us back to the "Potager des Princes" (Princes' Vegetable Garden) and introduces us to some adorable barnyard critters, including a rooster, a pigeon, and some rabbits. The rabbits even have their own French-style village to roam around in, complete with a café, a town hall, and some villas too!

Elisa et Mashal - Photos View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

While looking at old photos, Elisa and Mashal reminisce about fun times and embarrassing moments, like the time when Mashal's pants split open at a party!

Adrien - Quai de la Seine View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Adrien explores the Quai de la Seine and the Bassin de la Villette in Paris. This basin is the largest artificial body of water in the city of Paris. It once served as a source of drinking water, which, incidentally, was much cleaner than the water from the Seine.

Le saviez-vous? - Le E muet - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Knowing when to pronounce and when not to pronounce the letter E is key to speaking French like a native. Among other places, E usually isn't pronounced when it's between two consonants (and doesn't have an accent mark).

Le saviez-vous? - Le E muet - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

E is a tricky vowel in French: sometimes it's pronounced, sometimes it's not. As Patricia explains, it's usually silent at the end of a word, and often silent in the middle of a word.

Voyage en France - Chantilly - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Continuing his tour of the town of Chantilly, Daniel takes us to a bucolic vegetable garden called the "Potager des Princes" (Princes' Vegetable Garden), which was frequented by many of France's most famous writers and dramatists, including Racine, Molière, and the Madame de Sévigné. Today it also includes a goat petting zoo!

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel tries out his friend's recording studio by singing Joe Dassin's "Dans les yeux d'Émilie" (In Émilie's Eyes), a love song set in the harsh winter of Quebec.

Le saviez-vous? - "Jamais", forme négative de "déjà" View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia explains the difference between ne pas encore (not yet) and jamais (never), the two negative forms of déjà (already, ever). Ne pas encore applies to actions that are limited in time, while jamais applies to actions that aren't.

Elisa et Mashal - Maquillage View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Mashal put on their makeup and use a lot of cosmetic terms in the process, including rouge à lèvres (lipstick), bouton (pimple), pinceau (brush), and fond de teint (foundation).

Voyage en France - Chantilly - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video, Daniel shows us around the town of Chantilly, famous for its horse races and for its beloved Chantilly cream (also known as whipped cream). You'll get an inside look at the town's beautiful racetrack, which is home to over three hundred events each year.

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