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Friday 01 May

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of the francophone culture.

Today we invite you to (re)discover le Fossoyeur de films, a French Youtuber who revisits movies in entertaining and accurate videos.

Recommendation of the day; The first Blade Runner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXajPKu4F0M&list=PLHT4ZvmtRHiJfq3Hcg7yEZk7EVI_IIMX6&index=38

All the videos here

(In French) : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwbV8cTR4yBgFdfa_BXV2OA

 




Monday 04 May

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.

The language of Moliere can sometimes be difficult, so today let’s discover 10 of the most unpronounceable French words with this video made by Babbel France :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2qyouyBTX0

Tuesday 05 May

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets of the francophone culture.

Today we put our focus on the World Laughter Day. It is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year to spread happiness in the whole world. In 2020, it was on 3 May. Let us have a look in detail about World Laughter Day, its history, significance, and health benefits of laughter.

Article here (EN) : https://www.jagranjosh.com/general-knowledge/world-laughter-day-1556967559-1

Or here (FR) : https://www.rtbf.be/lapremiere/article/detail_rire-le-remede-a-tout?id=9939784

Wednesday 06 May

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?

Today we visit the Musée de l'Orangerie. Built in 1852 by Napoleon III, today the museum is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. The museum is most famous as the permanent home of eight large Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, and also contains works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, Maurice Utrillo, and others.

Click here to start the visit and get more information :
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-de-lorangerie?hl=fr

Thursday 07 May

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.
Unique, the Symphonic Hip-Hop concert mixes the Hip-Hop and classical scenes for an exhilarating meeting at the Radio France Auditorium. Prepare for an extraordinary musical journey.

For its fourth edition, the Symphonic Hip-Hop concert returns to the Radio France Auditorium for an explosive evening full of surprises. Four figures from the rap scene surrounded by sixty classical musicians for a creation that meets genres. CHILLA, Ninho SDT, Rim'k officiel, Sch Mathafack, the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and The Ice Kream will be present, under the artistic direction of Issam Krimi

The concert was recorded and broadcast by FranceTv
https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/hip-hop-jazz/1109927-le-concert-hip-hop-symphonique-a-la-philharmonie-de-radio-france.html

Friday 08 May

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of the francophone culture.

Today we invite you to (re)discover Notabene, a French Youtuber and Historian who revisits History, its mysteries and failures, in entertaining and accurate videos.

Recommendation of the day; Leclerc and the 2nd Armoured Division: the most reckless of the French generals?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5632g8qCgM

All the videos here (In French) : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP46_MXP_WG_auH88FnfS1A

Monday 11 May

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.

Let’s discover the Promenades imaginaires (imaginary walks), a podcast series where a writer chooses famous paintings and use them to invent a short story. Today we are following Beatrice Fontanel in her visit at the Musée d'Orsay.

At the museum in front of the painting, or at home with your eyes closed, on the way for a journey through time ...

Podcasts here 🤓🤓
https://www.petitsmo.fr/promenades-imaginaires

Tuesday 12 May

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets of the francophone culture.

While people are more and more concerned about the environment and their carbon footprint, many French cities are investing into cycling facilities.

Article here (EN) : https://www.thelocal.fr/20180316/these-are-the-best-and-worst-towns-and-cities-in-france-for-cyclists

Or here (FR) : https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-transport/les-villes-de-strasbourg-grenoble-et-la-rochelle-sacrees-capitales-du-velo-11699

Wednesday 13 May

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?
Today we discover together one of the masterpieces of Claude Monet, Le bassin aux nymphéas (The Water Lily Pond). If Claude Monet’s water-lily Grandes Décorations represents the pinnacle of his career, then Le bassin aux nymphéas represents a fundamental stage in their evolution. Created in 1919, the painting is now on display at the National Gallery in London, which proposes this virtual tour.

Click here to start the visit and get more information :
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/monet-le-bassin-aux-nymph%C3%A9as/WgIS72lKcegxJQ?hl=en

Thursday 14 May

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.

Today, discover Madama Butterfly, the Opera created by Giacomo Puccini, the Italian opera composer, performed at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
"The most sincere and the most expressive" is how Puccini considered his opera "Madama Butterfly" among all the others - recognized following the success of Tosca.
Inspired by true facts, the story was originally written by playwright David Belasco. This tragedy makes us discover a disastrous romantic adventure between a Geisha and an American officer in Japan defeated after 1945.

The concert was recorded and broadcasted by FranceTv https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/opera-et-musique-classique/opera-royal-de-wallonie-liege/1072855-madama-butterfly-de-puccini-par-l-opera-royal-de-wallonie.html

Friday 15 May

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of the francophone culture.
Today we invite you to (re)discover the Linguisticae chain, where you can understand where words come from, languages, and how language is made and evolves. Between scientific popularisation of a discipline that is too little known and the overturning of preconceived ideas, everyone benefits!

Recommendation of the day; Why do we say mom and dad in all languages?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxPdmEmNCaU

Monday 18 May

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.

Let’s discover the concept of objectivism. Highly popular amongst the technological tycoons, how could objectivism, a philosophy developed by the novelist Ayn Rand and advocating the pursuit of personal happiness as the only engine of life (to the detriment of altruism), be found as the basis of thought in many authors, artists and intellectuals?


More information in this Arte video (in French) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-54oWWvw-k

Tuesday 19 May

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets of the francophone culture.

Haute cuisine has been for a long time a world of men, but a new generation of highly skilled women is now changing the game, let’s discover 10 of them.

Article here (FR) : https://www.marieclaire.fr/,femmes-chefs,820961.asp

Or in here (EN) : https://www.francetoday.com/food-drink/female-chefs-in-france/

Wednesday 20 May

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?
Today we go on a journey through the World's Oldest Art Gallery. Let’s discover the 36,000-year-old history of the Grotte Chauvet. Situated in the Ardèche department of southern France, this cave contains some of the best-preserved figurative cave paintings in the world, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.

Click here to start the visit and get more information :
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/sgUB9Mfa0DpmPA

Thursday 21 May

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.

Today, discover Queen Blood, a dance show created by Ousmane Sy.
Ousmane Sy (aka Babson) made his debut in hip-hop in the 1990s and quickly became a major figure of house dance, into which he integrated the Afro-house spirit with gestures inspired by traditional African dances. With Queen Blood, the choreographer continues his creative work on house dance through a show that explores what femininity can be. The seven dancers respond with virtuosity through personal journeys danced in distinct musical universes (acoustic and electronic).

A demonstration of grace and power to live in replay on France.tv : https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/1136885-queen-blood-a-l-espace-1789-st-ouen.html

Friday 22 May

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of the francophone culture.

Today we invite you to discover Les Boloss des Belles Lettres, an amazing youtube channel where Jean Rochefort, a paragon of French culture and elegance, describes in street slang some of the most iconic books of our time.

Recommendation of the day; Romeo et Juliette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yk48TEGIao


Tuesday 26 May

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets of the francophone culture.

Today we are speaking about one of the most iconic French specialities : parfume, and a strange fact: Napoleon was addicted to it. Napoleon I is credited with using a bottle of cologne a day, from which he was said to drink a few drops before each battle. In 1810, there were average consumption of thirty-six to forty bottles of cologne per month.

Article here (EN) : https://perfumesociety.org/history/napoleon-josephine-and-a-giant-bill-for-cologne/

Or here (FR) : https://www.parismatch.com/Royal-Blog/royaute-francaise/L-empereur-Napoleon-Ier-etait-completement-accro-a-l-eau-de-Cologne-1676524

Wednesday 27 May

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?
Today we are visiting the most iconic Parisian monument, the Eiffel Tower ( Tour Eiffel)
Constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.

Click here to start the visit and get more information :
https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/tour-eiffel/sAHt5Gv4YGH84Q

Thursday 28 May

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance in the French frame for you to have a good time.

Today, discover Paul Taylor for his first stand up show, #Franglais. British, he’s been living in France for many years, describing his daily life and struggles amongst French people in hilarious and brilliant videos. 🇫🇷💂‍♀️🇬🇧

Click here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pae2AMnmUVA

Friday 29 May

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of the francophone culture.
 

Today we invite you to discover Bref, a series of short videos telling the story of an ordinary man portrayed with ingenuity and intelligence by Kyan Khojandi. Brillant in its format and narrative, the 82 episodes are still considered as a gem of French television.

Recommendation of the day; Bref. Je remets tout à demain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmghDKkeiik