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French: Useful Websites

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East Bank of the Seine, Paris

Paris, East Bank of the Seine, Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn, Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)

French Language Resources

  • - French Ministry of Culture and Communication
  • La Langue Française - online French language learning resource
  • Le plaisir d'apprendre - French Educational resource site
  • Gallica - is one of the major digital libraries available for free via the Internet. It provides access to any type of document: printed documents (books, press and magazines) in image and text mode, manuscripts, sound and iconographic documents, maps and plans.
  • Conjugaison - French verb conjugator
  • French Pronunciation Resource -  Lessons on liaisons, contractions, rhythm, and every other aspect of French pronunciation.
  • Word Reference - French-English/English-French reference guide
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais - Irish Cultural Centre Paris

Carte de France - Map of France  interactive map, regions, departments and cities.

Online French Newspapers

  • Le Figaro - Online French general newspaper, International, Economic and Political news
  • Le Monde - Online French general newspaper
  • Libération - Online daily French newspaper.
  • Le Parisien - Online French newspaper, news, photos and videos on political, social, economic and sports news.
  • La Tribune - Online Economic, Financial and Stock Market information.
  • L'Express - Online French magazine
  • Le Canard Enchainé - Online French satirical newspaper

You can also access many foreign newspapers electronically by using the Nexis database.

Online French Radio and TV

  • France Bleu is a network of local and regional radio stations in France,
  • France Inter  is a major French public radio station, aiming to provide a wide national audience with a full service of news and spoken-word programming, both serious and entertaining, liberally punctuated with an eclectic mix of music
  • France Culture   Its programming encompasses a wide variety of features on historical, philosophical, sociopolitical, and scientific themes (including debates, discussions, and documentaries), as well as literary readings, radio plays, and experimental productions.
  • TV5 Monde International Francophone Television channel – also has Apprendre le Francais page
  • France24  Online TV channel website en Français on the French version and in English in the English version.
  • France Info Online radio station