The Barry Troglodyte Village is a small complex of homes build undeground in the south of France. Though underground homes are unusual, that’s not the weirdest part about this place. These subterranean houses have been occupied continuously by people for thousands of years – from the neolithic era of roving tribes, to the early twentieth century.
NFL Europe disbanded in 2007 (and there was no France team anyway), but there is an American football league in France: the Féderation française de football américain(click Les clubs to see if there’s a team near you). The various clubs have teams at several levels, from flag football to Elite if your kids want to play. They also have cheerleading teams. The EIFA runs summer football camps too.
Check out the site of the Argonautes from Aix en Provence, where you’ll find a schedule of games and practices. They’ve got a boutique too! What better gift for a francophile football fan than Frenchy football stuff?
The Tarot of Marseilles is one of the standards from which many tarot decks of the 19th century and later were derived. We love the beautiful and naïve cards of Jean Dodal, which are preserved at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris.
Buy a deck of the Tarot of Marseilles with booklet in English and French at the Francophilia Amazon store!
A silver-haired aristocrat thunders through the palatial offices of the French foreign ministry quoting Greek philosophers and demanding his speech-writers pepper their efforts with poetry. The fictional eccentric, Alexandre Taillard de Vorms, is France’s least likely comic-book hero.
Video, radio and advertising archives are available to stream or download from the INA site (at least partly translated into English). Plus a nice boutique where you can get cool stuff like the Brigitte Bardot calendar in the image above.
Through collaboration with artists representing a variety of disciplines, F.A.C.E. (French-American Creative Exchange) endeavours to inspire and empower local urban communities by way of a creative, micro-political exchange. Interactive arts projects draw from their imagination and input in order to highlight social issues such as civic preservation and revitalization, education and progressive urban planning, all of which have a daily impact on local citizens.
We promised more révélations according to the Victoires de la musique shortlist. Meet Guillaume Grand, singing Toi et moi from his new album of the same name. You can buy Toi et moi at the Francophilia Amazon Store!
For more than 10 years, French for the Future has been organizing forums for high school students in numerous cities across Canada. Students from different schools get together to participate in workshops to learn about the benefits of bilingualism in Canada.
Set in the breathtaking Brazilian shores of Búzios in the early 1980s, ADRIFT tells the story of teenager Filipa (Laura Neiva), in a defining summer that sees her transition from child to adult, uncovering the fact that life is far more complex when the surface is severely scratched and uneasy truths are divulged. Her father is played by acclaimed French actor Vincent Cassel.
We have five copies of this DVD to give away this month. It is zoned for Europe only, so this month, the contest is just for European members! Go to the Community home page to see how to win. Offer ends February 28, 2011.