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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.

    Polynésie, mon amour (Polynesia, My Love)

    Polynésie, mon amour (Polynesia, My Love)

    When the son of a Polynesian fisherman discovers the threats affecting his beloved island’s coral reefs, he teams up with a surf buddy to do something about it.

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

    • 23 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

FO89 ,

Appropriate for intermediate French and interesting stories

I decided to listen to the podcast because I felt like I couldn’t skip to listening exercises in the app that was at my level of understanding (I had to go through the beginner exercises to get to intermediate). I like the podcast. Good pace of speaking. I appreciate the filler English context. I have not used it yet but there are transcripts available online. The stories are very interesting and bring light to French and francophone culture. Thank you duolingo for making free language resources.

solyluna45 ,

Problem with recordings

I haven’t been able to listen to the stories because they are all running very fast in such way that it is almost imposible to understand what they are saying. The voices sound like cartoons I hope you can look into it. The first stories sounded perfect but recently the all sound awful. The wrong speed

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.

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