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The Tour de France is the world’s premier cycling race. It traces a route – ‘la Grande Boucle’ – through France and certain stages – des ‘étapes’ – are sometimes organised in neighbouring countries. In this Advanced lesson, lesson 113, let’s discuss a sports event that captivates cycling enthusiasts everywhere during the month of July each year.
Lesson #: 113
Le sujet que nous abordons aujourd’hui avec Xavier nous a été suggéré par une de nos auditrices australiennes, Maureen. Cette année, Maureen – fatiguée de la vie urbaine – a décidé de délaisser Paris pour aller passer ses vacances en province, en Dordogne, plus précisément. Découvrons ensemble ce magnifique département, l’un des plus visités de France, après Paris et l’Île-de-France.
Lesson #: 106
"La Môme" was released into French cinemas recently. It is the story of France's best known singer – the artist who made 'Non, je ne regrette rien' an expression familiar to everyone. In this advanced lesson, let's discuss the film that brought French actress, Marion Cotillard, the highest accolade at the Oscars for her role as Édith Piaf.
Lesson #: 99
Local and regional elections are about to take place in France. It's all a little complicated, in fact. In this lesson - an advanced lesson completely in French! - let's study at least some of the vocabulary and expressions which will shed a little light on all things political...
Lesson #: 95