49 episodes

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.

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    • 4.6 • 3.3K Ratings

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.

    Mont-Saint-Michel, mon amour (Mont-Saint-Michel, My Love)

    Mont-Saint-Michel, mon amour (Mont-Saint-Michel, My Love)

    François Saint-James’s first great love was not a person, but a place: le Mont-Saint-Michel, the iconic island fortress off the coast of Normandy. Working there was the chance of a lifetime, and living there a dream come true. But when his first love introduced him to the next one, he found himself forced to choose between the two…

    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

    • 24 min
    Madagascar, mon amour (Madagascar, My Love)

    Madagascar, mon amour (Madagascar, My Love)

    The first time Onja Razafindratsima stepped foot in the Madagascar rainforest, she fell in love with the unique plants and animals that call it home. But when she realized all these species could go extinct, she decided to protect her home country’s incredible biodiversity.

    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

    • 25 min
    Lausanne, mon amour (Lausanne, My Love)

    Lausanne, mon amour (Lausanne, My Love)

    Renato Häusler felt out of place in modern life. He longed for a simpler, slower, more natural time. When he learned that his city, Lausanne, is one of the last in Europe to still have a lone night watchman, he made it his mission to preserve the centuries-old tradition.

    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

    • 22 min
    Lyon, mon amour (Lyon, My Love)

    Lyon, mon amour (Lyon, My Love)

    When a free-spirited wanderer reluctantly takes a job as tour guide in Lyon, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with the city and its secrets…

    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

    • 21 min
    Étretat, mon amour (Étretat, My Love)

    Étretat, mon amour (Étretat, My Love)

    When the best crab fisherman in Étretat, Normandy gradually loses his eyesight, he does everything in his power to continue fishing along the coastline he loves.

    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

    • 20 min
    Trailer Season 6

    Trailer Season 6

    The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting April 13, 2021. Listen to the trailer now!

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

NickCinti ,

Moving and understandable stories

I’ve been listening to the Duolingo French podcast for about a year. The episode “Le nom caché” nearly brought me to tears. The story and the story telling are great! Thanks for making this podcast.

JoycitaSA84 ,

Love it!!!

I absolutely love this podcast!! The stories are amazing and truly showcase the diversity across La Francophonie. Bravo!!

Annnnnnnnaaaaaaaa ,

Good for Intermediate Students

A real W O W to those comments that telling the stories of non-white people is somehow the same as “the woke agenda” or “making everything about racism.” If you can’t handle any perspective that isn’t your own, for whatever dumb reason that may be, this podcast isn’t for you. But if you enjoy good story telling, then I highly recommend it (even if you don’t know a single word of French). If you are in it for the French listening exposure, I wouldn’t recommend this as a casual listening podcast. I treat each one as a study session and really focus my attention on the French speaking parts. I by no means understand everything, but I am sometimes surprised by how much I do pick up. I’m really glad this exists!!

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