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

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Patricia will show you how to create an "elision" in French, which is when you omit certain vowels and replace them with an apostrophe (similar to saying "it's" instead of "it is" in English).

Lionel L - La Pyramide du Louvre View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France Parisian

Lionel goes to the Louvre Pyramid, which was commissioned by former President François Mitterrand and designed by the architect I.M. Pei. Located in the Cour Napoléon (Napoleon Courtyard), the pyramid is one of the most famous selfie sites in the world.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The town of Nemours is linked to the history of the United States in two important ways. Daniel will tell you more about that in this segment of his tour, and he'll also show you a group of charming bridges called the "Ponts des Petits Fossés" (Little Ditch Bridges).

Frédéric - La fabrication du jus de pomme - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Watch Frédéric make delicious apple juice with a hand press. Once the juice is pressed and filtered, Frédéric will place it in a barrel to decant for twenty-four hours.

Le saviez-vous? - La négation - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

In the last episode of this series on negation in a sentence, you will learn how to use the adverb of negation ne pas (not) when it's followed by an infinitive and by an indefinite article.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara is a step closer to her dream of becoming a dancer. Roger, the homeless man she met earlier, knows a dance teacher who is willing to give her free lessons. But first she will need to bring a signed parental authorization...

Amal - Vélib

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Getting around Paris has never been easier thanks to Vélib, a citywide bike rental service. Amal will tell you everything you need to know about renting a bicycle for a day, a week, or even a year. You won't be stranded after the subway closes at midnight!

1789: Les Amants de la Bastille - Pour la peine View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

"Pour la peine" (For the Pain) is a song from the musical 1789: The Lovers of the Bastille that tells the story of two lovers during the turmoil of the French Revolution.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel begins his tour of Nemours with a visit to the twelfth-century castle, which has the rare distinction of standing right in the center of town. Nemours was the hometown of the famous Du Pont family, who immigrated to the United States in the 1800s and created a business empire.

Peter - L'Olympia

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Our presenter Peter is in front of the Olympia, which is the oldest music hall in Paris. Many French singers and big stars from around the world have performed there, from Edith Piaf to Liza Minnelli. The Olympia was entirely rebuilt in 2001.

Lea & Lionel L - Bibliothèque François Mitterrand - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The François Mitterrand Library, part of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), is comprised of four large towers in the shape of open books. Lea notes that most of the library's visitors are specialists in art, science, and architecture rather than students.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara is desperate and considering the unthinkable. She is about to throw herself into the canal, but someone intervenes. It's the homeless man she met earlier, who cares enough to listen to her and bring a smile back to her face.

Le saviez-vous? - La négation - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Patricia continues her lesson on negation. In part three, you will learn where to place ne pas (not) in a sentence with a conjugated verb and a verb in the infinitive.

Gaëlle - Librairie "Livres in Room"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gaëlle and François are the proud owners of a bookstore that houses nineteen thousand books. With the stiff competition of chain stores and the internet, a personal touch is essential. Gaëlle is happy to offer advice and comments on her favorite reads.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Don't miss this rendezvous with Daniel Benchimol in the town of Poissy near Paris. Enjoy a visit to a twelfth-century Romanesque church called the Collégiale de Poissy. You can also visit its priory, which now houses a toy museum to the delight of the little ones.

Lionel - L'usine de madeleines de Liverdun - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel continues his behind-the-scenes tour of the madeleine factory. It only takes one hour to make a thousand of these iconic French sweets!

Lea & Lionel L - Le parc de Bercy - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

If you need a respite from the hustle and bustle of Paris, follow Lionel and Lea's recommendation and go to the Parc de Bercy in the twelfth arrondissement. There, you can enjoy a little wildlife (including insect hotels!), a "romantic garden," and much more.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara takes her father's refusal to allow her to become a dancer very badly. After he tears up her dance course enrollment form, she storms off and swears never to come back. Desperate, she thinks she has found a way to put an end to her woes.

Elisa - et sa maman

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa speaks with her mom about the good old days when technology was not so invasive. Her mom reminisces about the times when you had to write a letter instead of sending an email or text. Still, she admits that modern life has its advantages, now that you can video chat with faraway relatives.

Lea & Lionel L - Bibliothèque François Mitterrand - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lea and Lionel take a trip to the thirteenth arrondissement of Paris to visit the new National Library of France, also called the François Mitterrand Library. The library is comprised of four book-shaped towers: the Tower of Time, the Tower of Laws, the Tower of Letters, and the Tower of Numbers.

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