Ballerinas. Fanny Fleury (French, 1848-1940). Oil on canvas.

With the exception of Rosa Bonheur, Fleury was perhaps the most successful female exhibitor in the history of the Paris Salon, having works accepted consistently from 1869 to 1882, and in many afterwards. She also exhibited at the Salons of Saint-Etienne and Dijon, and received an honorable mention at the Exposition Universelle of 1889.

Vocabulaire français

engouement (nm) - passion, enthusiasm, fondness

se prêter à (exp) - to lend itself to

devancer (v) - to outdistance, precede

bouillonnant (adj) - bubbling, effervescent, ebullient

envoûtant (adj) - captivating, bewitching, enchanting

éblouissant (adj) - dazzling, blinding, magnificent, marvellous

estivant (nm) - summer vacationer

affluer (v) - to converge, flow, rush

flâner (v) - to stroll, wander, roam, laze, idle

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French sources (for intermediate or advanced learners)!

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Books:

  • L’étranger, Camus
  • Si c’était vrai…, Marc Levy
  • Comment je suis devenu stupide, Martin Page
  • Huis clos, Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Mateo Falcone, Prosper Mérimée
  • Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, Éric-Emmanuel Schmidt
  • Le blé en herbe, Colette
  • Le petit prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Le petit Nicolas, René Goscinny
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand

Grammar book: "Action Grammaire" (for any level)

Films:

  • Les intouchables (2011)
  • Entre les murs (2008)
  • Amélie (2001)
  • Un Prophète (2009)
  • La Règle du Jeu (1939)
  • Des Hommes et des Dieux (2010)
  • Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (2007)
  • Au Revoir, les Enfants (1987)
  • Le passé (2013)
  • La vie d’Adèle (2013)
  • Les choristes (2004)
  • Jeune et jolie (2013)
  • L’Auberge Espagnole (2002)
  • Ne le Dis à personne (2006)
  • Chaos (2005)
  • Delicatessen (1991)

TV series:

  • RIS police scientifique
  • Les revenants
  • Extra French avec sous-titres (YouTube)

Music:

  • Stromae
  • Louise Attaque
  • Dionysos
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Yelle