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Lionel L - Le 2e déconfinement View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel tells us about the end of the second lockdown in France, which took place in mid-December. This, along with predictions of a third wave of the virus, has made French people agree on one thing: all this is very confusing!

Le saviez-vous? - Le casino ou la guerre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Nice's Jetée-Promenade is the site of a former casino by that name. Built on pilings over the sea, the original building was once a thriving casino attracting many tourists, especially British tourists who flocked to the Riviera.

Vauréal - Véronique Schneider View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Véronique Schneider is a milliner, or hatmaker, who worked for the Comédie-Française in Paris and then moved to the Cour des Arts in Vauréal to make custom hats that anyone can wear.

Lionel et Automne - Playmobil View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Automne shows Lionel the Playmobil sets that she recovered from the upcycling center. The sets were all mixed together in a bag, so she had to sort them out herself!

Lionel L - Le deuxième confinement View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel tells us about the second lockdown this year in France. It's slightly different from the first one in that schools are now open.

Lionel et J.B. - Les crêpes au fromage View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Over the summer, wanting a light lunch, Lionel made some cheese-filled crêpes. They turned out much heavier than he expected, but they were delicious nonetheless.

Le saviez-vous? - Gérard raconte le développement moderne d'Antibes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Gérard explains the development of Antibes culminating in the creation of Sophia Antipolis, a kind of science park that changed the face of the city and created a traffic nightmare.

Amal et Caroline - Centre Georges Pompidou View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Caroline and Amal are in front of the Centre Georges Pompidou, a contemporary art museum built by, you guessed it, President Georges Pompidou! Its unusual architectural design created some controversy initially, but it has since become a very popular spot in Paris.

Lionel et Automne - Le masque View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Automne shows Lionel how to wear his mask correctly and cough into his elbow instead of his hand. Enjoy this light-hearted take on how to wear a mask!

Le saviez-vous? - L'hôtel Negresco - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

For more than a century, the Hotel Negresco was a destination of choice for the wealthy and celebrities of all kinds, from Grace Kelly to Salvador Dali. It's the last family-owned luxury hotel in France.

Lionel et Hamid - Le Parc de la Villette View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel and Hamid are in the Parc de la Villette in the northeast of Paris. The area has changed a lot and now boasts an IMAX theater, vast green spaces, game areas for children, and much more.

Amal et Caroline - Jurons View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

Amal and Caroline admit that they use a lot of swear words (jurons) when they're having a bad day or just dealing with the stress of life in Paris. Amal suggests they take a yoga class to decompress.

Lionel L - Le couvre-feu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel describes the latest measures taken by the French government regarding the COVID pandemic. A curfew has been enforced in major cities in an effort to contain the virus.

Le saviez-vous? - L'hôtel Negresco - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

The Hotel Negresco is a landmark along the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. This five-star hotel is a combination of neoclassical and baroque styles. The current owner of the hotel actually lives in it year-round!

Lionel - Les animaux - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel shows us some of the fowl at the animal park, including the storks, which are the symbol of Alsace.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel shows us some more treasures from the Sceaux domain, including the orangery and the rose garden, as well as the beautiful Dawn Pavilion. The estate also includes something that is fairly rare in France: a dog park!

Lionel - Les animaux - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel visits an animal park and teaches us the names of the male, female, and young of each animal he encounters. Did you know there's a word for "female duck" in French?

Le saviez-vous? - La Promenade des Anglais - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia explains how the famous Promenade des Anglais running along the seaside of Nice got its name. The Promenade has been hosting various cultural and sporting events such as motor races since the early 1900s.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sceaux is full of many historical treasures, including a castle and an orangery, as well as an esplanade that became famous more recently as the site of a historic concert by Madonna in 1987. Watch the video to find out which French president was there (and the legend attached to his attendance!).

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In addition to its historic castle, the town of Sceaux is also home to a group of vegetated islets that provide passersby with a place to rest and wild birds with a place to nest. The castle grounds also include an orangery and numerous pavilions to explore.

Lionel et J.B. - La salade grecque View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

J.B. made a simple Greek salad while Lionel was sleeping. All the main ingredients are from Greece, except for the Crimean black tomatoes.

Le saviez-vous? - La Promenade des Anglais - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

The Promenade des Anglais is Nice's most famous and beautiful avenue. Sadly, its reputation was tarnished by a 2016 tragedy that left 80 pedestrians dead. As a result, safety barriers have been installed to prevent this from happening again.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel shows us two historic landmarks in the town of Sceaux: the Saint John the Baptist Church, which contains many valuable artifacts, and the Félibres Garden, which is named after the Félibrige literary movement. He starts out his tour at a former railway station that is now the town's market hall.

Le saviez-vous? - La Promenade des Anglais - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia is on the Promenade des Anglais, the most famous avenue in Nice. The avenue is very long and stretches from the port of Nice to its airport. You can even wheel your suitcase all the way to the airport and catch your plane.

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