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Web Resources

Following is a selection of websites that will help you find information on all aspects of life in France and French life in the US.

Alliances françaises:
The Alliance française in Paris. Contains a directory (répertoire) of all Alliances françaises in the world and everywhere in France.
The Federation of Alliances françaises in the US. Contains a list of all Alliances Françaises in all states.

French life in the US:
The French Embassy in the United States.
The French consulate in New York. Contains information on studies in France, visas, tourism etc.
The French cultural services in New York. Contains information on French education and culture in the USA (Calendar of events, French schools in the US, French news on air, TV and internet, French book publishers etc.). Provides links to many other websites.
The Committee of French speaking Societies in America. Provides a list of all French speaking societies with their contact information.
The French Tourist Office.

American life in France:
The American Embassy in Paris.
The French-American Commission for educational exchange located in Paris.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Paris.
Free classified ads and advertisements for the English-speaking community of Paris and its suburb.

Other useful French websites:
A website administrated by French governmental services on all aspects of life in France (housing, health, taxes etc.) and
The French phone directory for individuals and companies in France.
A website dedicated to higher education in France. Contains information on studying French in France, French universities and schools, housing etc.
a thematical selection of webistes on French cultural news and programs by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Has a special section for kids. Is also available in English.
a thematical selection of any kind of web resources, from governmental sites to guides for philosophical research, by the National Library of France. A great resource for literature.

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French Podcasts

The following is a list of suggested sites where you will find French language podcasts. These podcasts come in a variety of different topics: physics, arts, literature, French language learning, and much more! Here you can also find a number of radio shows that are popular in France. All podcasts are free and downloadable on your iPod via the iTunes store.

Podcasts from educational institutions:

Canal Académie
A francophone Internet radio dedicated to broadcasting high quality cultural programs and has more than 7 million listeners around the world, prestigious guests and thousands of archived programs available for free.

Cité des Sciences
The Cité des Sciences is Europe’s largest science museum. You can find downloadable podcasts on their website of conferences on a variety of educational topics.

Collège de France
The Collège de France is one of France’s premier research and teaching institutions. The Collège’s podcasts include conferences on sciences and humanities.

L’École Normale Supérieure de Paris
Listen to and watch videos of conferences that took place at the École normale supérieure de Paris. You may download podcasts of conferences on over 20 topics.

French Language Learning Podcasts:

Learn French with Daily Podcasts
Includes video vocabulary lessons as well as audio learning.

Learn French with Daily Lessons
Podcasts dealing with current events are accompanied by a downloadable document with a transcription of the text as well as vocabulary help.

Learn French by Podcast
Podcasts are divided up into language learning levels and cover practical daily life topics.

Radio France International
Learn French by listening to newscasts in simplified French, facts of the day and varied listening exercises. This site also includes lesson plans for teachers of French, information about the Francophone world, preparation for the Test du Connaissance du Français and more.

Podcasts of French Radio Shows:

France Culture:

Des Papous dans la tête
A fun and playful radio show that brings together writers, painters, filmmakers, journalists, actors and much more. This show is full of good humor and wordplay.

Sur les Docks
This 55-minute daily radio show consults topics relevant to today’s world and displays various points of view.

Le zapping de France Inter
Short clips of the most shocking, interesting, or important moments in recent news are commented on by special guests and host Mathias Deguelle


Les Grosses Têtes
Host Laurent Ruquier entertains his listeners by breaking down the facts about current events with special guests.

Les livres ont la parole
Host Bernard Lehut shares his passion for reading with a special guest author. Each week, this show also highlights a different exceptional bookstore in France.

RTL en direct de l’Équipe
Each Sunday, RTL connects with its partner, L’Équipe, the leader of French sports news.

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