Travel France From Your Home!
Why wait to go on holidays? Why let the coronavirus stop you from exploring a new country? You can discover the French cultural and natural heritage through your screen, thanks to some high-quality virtual visits. Come and explore the Château de Versailles, the exhibitions of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Lascaux grotto, the Gaul city of Lattara, the jungle of Parc Naturel Régional du Trésor in Guyana, or the ancient Sainte-Agathe Fort of the Parc National de Port-Cros. Scroll down for descriptions and links to all!
Discover another kind of French cinema
A tiger with no stripes, a modern Guy Moquet, ogres, and plastic bags... French cinema is full of the unexpected! (Re)Discover the very best contenders of MyFrenchFilmFestival's last 10 years, available for free streaming with English subtitles.
Learning while having fun
Pick up a new skill while reuniting with the Rabbids, one of Ubisoft’s bestselling franchise! This free video game for PC lets adults and children as young as 7 learn the basics of coding, while trying to contain the band of Rabbids that invaded their spaceship. The button below will take you to the game in English--or you can test your language skills with the French version.
A window through time: Notre-Dame de Paris during the French Revolution
Dive into France’s heritage, with this detailed and accurate rendition of 18th century Notre-Dame de Paris. Video game fans might recognize the model created by Ubisoft for the best-seller game “Assassin’s Creed Unity”. Click below to fully explore this model of Notre-Dame in a 360° visit. For an optimized virtual reality experience, open this link on the YouTube app on your smartphone.
Travel France from the comfort of your home
Why wait to go on holidays? You can discover the French cultural and natural heritage through your screen, thanks to some high-quality virtual visits. Come and explore the Château de Versailles, the exhibitions of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Lascaux grotto, the Gaul city of Lattara, the jungle of Parc Naturel Régional du Trésor in Guyana, or the ancient Sainte-Agathe Fort of the Parc National de Port-Cros.
Hear more from the French Embassy
Get behind the scenes of the French diplomatic and consular missions in Washington D.C by listening to FrancoFiles, the podcast of the French Embassy. And explore fascinating and complicated relationship between France and America thanks to The Thing about France, the podcast of the Embassy’s cultural service.
Learn from a French gardener
Biology teacher Marc Roux from French International School Rochambeau in Washington DC demonstrates simple tricks to grow a natural, zero-waste garden where to enjoy the Spring.
Take your gardening skills to the next level
Did you know that France and the US are both at the avant-garde of a gardening revolution? Urban farmers are growing edible gardens in the midst of our cities – and now you can learn how to! This MOOC, created by expert association Les Cols Verts, will teach how to grow your own food in any space.
Take a moment to reflect with Naomi Klein
Back in November, during the Albertine Festival in NYC, Naomi Klein, Alexandria Villaseñor, and Joëlle Zask discussed how to implement a societal change and tackle global warming. And the whole exchange is now ready for you to stream!
Improve your French at your own rhythm
Do you struggle to practice your French? In the age of online classes, you can both learn more about the French language, and connect with other French speakers. L’Institut Français presents La Culturethèque, a vast database of educational content designed for French students of all ages and levels.
Discover the best of modern French music
Mixing classic songs with hype sounds, this playlist will expand your horizons and introduce you to aspects of the French culture you had never heard of!