Best France podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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The History of France in English is a weekly podcast. Oddly enough, it's about the history of France and in the English language. Every week there is a larger piece on the history of France and a shorter, cocktail party slapdown that offers a bit of history that runs counter to the usual stereotyping of character the world attributes to this great country.
 
The home of ITV's official Tour de France podcast
 
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Trance In France Show
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Welcome to the official «Trance In France» podcast. We deliver each month the best in Trance & Progressive during 2 hours, selected and mixed by Tom Neptunes and the finest International Djs. The show was already broadcasted on medias based in 16 countries including one of the most famous Fm radiostations from France : Radio FG | For more infos, check www.tranceinfrance.com | Subscribe to our free membership area and get access to lots of exclusive advantages (type the link into your browser ...
 
Collège de France (Arts)
 
On the podcast talk about France, its many quirks, its history, its language, and of course, destinations in France you want to learn about because, hopefully, you’ll be visiting soon! Annie Sargent is the producer of the Join Us in France Travel Podcast, she lives in France with her husband and daughter. Frequent guest on the show, Elyse Rivin, is from New York but has been living in France for over 20 years. She is a professional tour guide.
 
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Culture in France
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France is a hub of culture, and of all kinds of art. Whether in Paris or beyond, Culture in France, relays the latest performance events.
 
Jean-François Achilli accueille la femme ou l'homme qui fait l'actualité du jour pour une interview incisive.
 
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On today’s episode, an interview with Tom and Susan, fellow Toulouse residents, about their move to France on a long stay visitor visa. As we always do in these episodes, we get into the details of paperwork, the move, and what it’s like living in France. Moving to France on a Long Stay Visitor Visa: Tactical Considerations What about things th ...…
 
In today's episode Annie and Elyse discuss exploring coastal towns east of Marseille in Provence. Surprisingly, this is a part of France that has a little bit of everything in a small area! Within a distance of 35 kilometers as the crow flies between the East side of Marseille and Castellet you will find so many different types of great things ...…
 
In this week's Culture in France, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams visits the Vaux le Vicomte Fait son Cinéma exhibition in the 17th Century palace and gardens near Paris. The grounds and rooms have featured in some 50 movies over the past half-century since opened to the public in 1968, a revolutionary year. Click on the arrow on the photo to hear the feat ...…
 
I have bronchitis and can't talk. I'll be back next week!
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 206 Thinking about doing the Tour du Mont Blanc? On today's episode I bring you a great conversation with Lacklan Cooke his experience doing the Tour of the Mont Blanc. This is an active vacation: it's not super technical mountaineering, but you need to be in good shape to do this. This is a great hike ...…
 
Culture in France this week climbs to a niche in the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac museum in Paris, for a small but powerful exhibition about the life and times of Afro-American international actor, singer, rights campaigner, Paul Robeson. "Paul's influence, along with others, was massive, even if he's not talked about so much these days," remarks ...…
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 205 On today’s episode, I bring you a trip report with Jennifer Warner about the World War I sites she visited with her husband and sons earlier this year. The whole family has an interest in history. Her teenage sons particularly enjoyed getting a better understanding of what happened on these battlefi ...…
 
America Great Again was a major section of one of the biggest photography conventions in the world, held in the picturesque southern French town of Arles. Rosslyn Hyams reports on the higlights of Les Rencontres d'Arles, which runs until 23 September 2018. Listen to this week's Culture in France by clicking on the arrow on the photo. One of the ...…
 
The Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 204 On today’s episode, I talk to Mary-Lou Weisman about the Best of the Vaucluse department and Provence. Not sure where the Vaucluse is? I bet you’ve heard about many of these towns! Mary-Lou is the author of a book called Playing House in Provence and her love for the area certainly comes through ...…
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 203 Did you know that there is a Medieval Castle just at the edge of Paris? Complete with dungeon, draw-bridge and moat. Meet the Château of Vincennes, one of the most surprising places in Paris! [04:29] Reasons You Might Want to Visit the Château de Vincennes [06:35] Château de Vincennes: a Fortified C ...…
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 202 In Paris you only have a few options to get between the airport and the city. In this episode I mention all of them and explain why a taxi is by far the easiest, and sometimes even the cheapest option for you. Comparing the Options from Personal Experience The question of how to get to Paris from CD ...…
 
Bonjour podcast listeners You haven't heard from me in a while because I have been busy working on the new version of the Join Us in France website I am delighted to announce that it is now live and I am really happy with how it has turned out. It's not perfect, but it is soooo much better than the old one! I would love you to help me out and t ...…
 
Chris joins Matt and Ned on the last day of a fabulous tour to sum up the last stage and the amazing achievement of Geraint Thomas!
 
Barring some terrible mishap on the road to Paris tomorrow, Geraint Thomas will be crowned as Britain's third Tour de France winner. Our Four Musketeers are suitably giddy, not to mention demob happy.
 
The antepenultimate stage of this year's Tour was anything but an anti-climax. Ned, David and Chris have all the news from the Pyrenees Circle of Death.
 
Stage 18 provided an opportunity for the men who have been finishing last over the past three days to finally come first. Matt, Ned and Chris have all the news from Pau on a dream day for Demare.
 
Was this the day the Tour was won? Ned and Chris have all the reaction from the 65 kilometres of ascending and descending in the Pyrenees that was Stage 17.
 
Stage 16 had it all, from pepper spray to terrifying crashes. And at the end of it, another memorable stage win for rider 101. So, plenty to discuss, and Matt, Ned and Chris have every base covered.
 
Another breakaway, another Astana victory. Matt, Ned and Chris pick the bones out of Magnus Corn Nielsen's Stage 15 triumph in Carcassonne.
 
Two separate races, both equally exciting. Two excitable blokes (well Matt and Ned) talk about the road to Mende.
 
Stage 13 proved lucky for one. Peter Sagan's hat trick of wins on this year's Tour was the main talking point of another hot and humid day in the south of France.
 
The Queen Stage of this year's Tour surpassed all expectation as yet another chapter was added to the legend of Alpe D'Huez. Ned and Chris bring all the reaction to Geraint's 21 Hairpins to Heaven.
 
It was a Super G on the Alpine slopes of La Rosière as Thomas rode into yellow. Ned, David and Chris react to a spectacular Stage 11, as well as reflecting on the time enforced departure of Mark Cavendish.
 
Still a busy cosmopolitan city, Paris winds down in the summer. But in July the annual performing arts festival, Paris l'été, occupies some of the spaces vacated by schoolchildren and holidaymaking Parisians in public buildings and outdoors, including one of the municipal swimming pools. As if France's winning the football World Cup wasn't exci ...…
 
The first day in the high mountains certainly didn't disappoint as France celebrated her first stage win of this year's Tour. Our Gang of Four reflect on that, and a truly extraordinary finish in La Course.
 
Gary joins Chris and Matt on the first rest day of the Tour to look ahead to the next few stages in the Mountains, we hear from some of the riders and preview La Course.
 
Half a Sunday in Hell was Dan Martin's description of Stage 9's ride over the cobbles to Roubaix. Tears of pain and of joy for our intrepid trio to discuss.
 
It was Double Delight for Dutchman Dylan on Bastille Day. The boys cast a forensic eye over the sprint, the scenery and tomorrow's cobbled stage.
 
Normandy and the sites of Operation Overlord are where amazing feats of courage took place that made it possible to liberate France and eventually defeat Hitler and his armies. But in a practical sense, there are so many important sites and so many parts to the history that it's hard to keep it all straight. The purpose of today's episode is to ...…
 
The longest stage of this year's Tour was flat in pretty much every way possible, but try telling that to Dylan Groenewegen or our very own Fun Boy Three.
 
The Mûr de Bretagne, so good they climbed it twice. And nobody climbed it better than Ireland's Dan Martin. Matt, Ned and Chris bring all their analytical powers to bear.
 
Stage 5 featured multiple races within races but at the end of it all, a familiar figure in green crossed the finish line in first.
 
The Avignon Festival is one of the biggest collective annual theatre events in Europe. The programme will see the whole spectrum of performing arts take place in and around the south-eastern French region. In this week's Culture in France, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams talks to festival director Olivier Py and some of the artists whose work has marked th ...…
 
If you ever wanted to know what Ned cheated at, today's podcast is the place for you. And there's a bit of cycling chat as well as Fernando Gaviria and Quick-Step Floors ruled the roost once more.
 
Matt, Ned and Chris look back over a tactical Team Time-Trial on Stage 3 of the Tour
 
Matt, Ned and Chris have all the news from the Vendee on another accident strewn day at the Tour, as Peter Sagan sprinted into yellow on Stage 2.
 
Our band of merry men break down Fernando Gaviria's impressive Tour debut as the Colombian sprinter won the opening stage.
 
A festival of cinema from the Middle East and Gulf, organised by, and at, the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris has been revived. The 10-day Festival des Cinémas Arabes programmed films from across the Arabic-culture countries, giving a boost to the Institute's regular cinema programme. At a lively ceremony at the Institut on 8 July, prizes rewa ...…
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast — Episode 200 You are going to Paris with your children and wonder how to create the best experience for your kids? We've got suggestions for you in this episode! Going to Paris with boys 7 and 10 can be a challenge, but we've given this a lot of thought and we've put the itinerary to the test. In this episode L ...…
 
Each part of Paris has it own feel and understanding the vibe of Paris neighborhoods is important so you can be in the best position to choose where you stay. The question of where should I stay in Paris comes up a lot especially for first-time visitors. Those of us who have been to Paris several times have our favorites, but that doesn't mean ...…
 
The Champs-Elysées film festival is underway at some of the many cinema halls on and around the famous Parisian avenue. The festival focus is American and French independent cinema. One of its highlights are its retrospectives. One of the special guests is British actor Tim Roth. A man of many faces, and even an ape's as RFI's Rosslyn Hyams rep ...…
 
In this week's Culture in France, Christiane Naffah-Bayle curator of an exhibition of official French tapestry called 'Au Fil du Siècle' - 'A Century-long-thread' talks about textile works which have recorded French history, art and social trends from 1918 up till today. Some of the best pieces in the collection of the famous Manufacture des Go ...…
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 198 On today’s episode, I talk to Oliver Gee and his fiancée Lina Nordin from the podcast Earful Tower. They are planning a wonderful honeymoon in France and I bet many of you are doing just that too! They plan to go all around France, exploring a lot of the country as they go along. They are calling th ...…
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 197 On today’s episode, I answer a listener’s question. Jacquline is from South Africa and she asks about the prices of common items in France because with the exchange rate, she’s not sure how far her money will stretch, so, let’s talk about food prices at French grocery stores. Cook with French Ingred ...…
 
Two Syrian cooks living in France offer a unique take on classic recipes from the Levant. Inspired by memories of their childhood in Aleppo and Damascus respectively, their food creations also bear a marked French influence. Myriam Sabet, owner and founder of Maison Aleph in the Marais neighbourhood of Paris opened her patisserie shop in July 2 ...…
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 196 On today’s episode, Annie and Elyse talk about the things they love about the Saint Germain des Près neighborhood in Paris. It's actually surprising to see how long it took us to devote an entire episode to Saint Germain des Près, and it only happened because we assumed that we had already done it! ...…
 
The Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, The Directors' Fortnight opens on Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 in Cannes. In its 50th anniversary year, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams looks at one the documentaries from the first Quinzaine in 1969, a documentary which harks back to the origins of the parallel programme.
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 195 On today’s episode, I chat with David Palachek about how to dress for Paris. We’ll be sharing actionable advice you can use to pack your suitcase for Paris and look great in the city of light. Some of the tricks French women use to look good are surprisingly simple. Annie asked a lot of stylish Fren ...…
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 194 On today’s episode, let’s talk about Paris neighborhoods where I would rather NOT stay, or book a hotel, or rent an apartment. There aren’t so many such places, so it’ll be a short episode. I get asked all the time: is this a safe neighborhood? So yeah, let’s talk about it and name the names! If you ...…
 
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