Deepen your language skills and knowledge of the French-speaking world through fascinating true stories in easy-to-follow French, with added English for context. From Duolingo, the world's #1 way to learn a language. Hosted by Ngofeen Mputubwele.
Paris - Le goût des pâtisseries
Muriel Aublet-Cuvelier is a French pastry chef on a mission to share the art of pastry with the world. She takes us to visit some of Paris’ historic pastry shops and taste some of the city’s most iconic desserts.
A transcript of this episode is available at http://bit.ly/3kUYQZI.
Paris - Les Catacombes interdites
Photographer Gaspard Duval has a growing archive of the historic Paris Catacombs, a network of tunnels and burial grounds underneath the city of Paris. He navigates the underground labyrinth to highlight his favorite spots, from the official tour area to secret chambers that are forbidden to the public.
A transcript of this episode is available at http://bit.ly/3XDWlK0.
Paris - Notre-Dame à travers le temps
Olivier Chandez was the official clocksmith of the Notre Dame Cathedral. He tended to its antique central clock until a fire set the Cathedral ablaze in 2019. Olivier will take us back to a time before the fire for a special tour of one of the world’s most beloved Parisian landmarks.
A transcript of this episode is available at http://bit.ly/3WuvTAX.
Paris - Visite du Marais
A longtime resident of Paris, Pascal Fonquernie, walks us through his historic neighborhood, Le Marais, sharing its unique history and shining a light on the different communities who live there.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3X25hIQ.
Trailer Season 12
The Duolingo French Podcast is back for a new season. Our special trip to Paris, France starts January 2023. Listen to the trailer now!
L’enfant prodige de la mode (The Fashion Prodigy)
Alphonse Maitrepierre is a talented young designer who worked his way up to many established fashion houses in Paris. After learning from the best, he wanted to design clothes that reflected his vision and commitment to sustainability. But would the fashion world embrace him?
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3ThCPQh.