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CBF Travel Diaries 2.09 | Comme des rois

It’s time for the next instalment of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Season 2! University friends Charlotte, Théo and Lucas make the most of their time in the Loire Valley with a visit to the impressive Château de Chambord and Château de Villandry before a bike ride along the Loire River – the longest

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CBF Travel Diaries 2.08 | Lèche-vitrine à Tours

Welcome to another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! This time, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas are back on the road as they’re en route to Tours. On arrival they explore what the university town has to offer and sample some local dishes including the famous rillettes de Tours. Listen out

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CBF Travel Diaries 2.07 | Retour aux sources

In Episode 7 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Season 2, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas reach one of the most popular tourist attractions in France, the Mont Saint-Michel. As they set off to explore the magical island, Théo and Lucas reveal a surprise for Charlotte. Can you guess what it could be? Listen to

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CBF Travel Diaries 2.06 | Une journée typiquement normande

It’s time for another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! Charlotte, Théo and Lucas spend their final day in Normandy visiting the Abbaye aux Hommes before wandering around the around streets of the city centre, stopping to sample some Norman specialities along the way. Mark and Pierre Benoît take note of

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CBF Travel Diaries 2.05 | Hommage aux plages

Welcome back to Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! In Episode 5, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas have an emotional day at the Normandy landing beaches. While listening to the details of their trip from Charlotte’s diary entry, pay attention to the use of the word dont and the conjugation of accueillir in

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CBF Travel Diaries 2.04 | Atelier de pêche

Join us for the next instalment from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries in which we follow the adventures of university friends, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas, as they explore historical locations in northwestern France. In this episode, the trio have an early rise for a day of fishing before heading back on

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CBF Travel Diaries 2.03 | Impressionnisme et impressionnés

We’re back with another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries. After a delicious breakfast at their BnB, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts before getting back in the car and heading to the enchanting city of Honfleur. In this week’s travel diary entry, we hear some indirect object

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CBF Travel Diaries 2.02 | Voyage dans le temps à Rouen

It’s time for the second episode in Season 2 of our virtual travel series, the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries. Charlotte, Théo and Lucas make their way to Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, and begin to discover everything the Medieval city has to offer. In this episode, we encounter some interesting expressions such as

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CBF Travel Diaries 2.01 | Paris: un jour, une nuit

Welcome to Season 2 of our Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! This time, we’re following the adventures of Swiss student Charlotte and her friends Lucas and Théo as they take a trip through historic locations in northwestern France. In each episode, teachers Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss Charlotte’s travel diary and look at interesting vocabulary and

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Terminer en beauté – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 10

As Lara and Noah reach the end of their trip around the south of France, they make the most of the rest of their time in the alpine village of Aime-la-Plagne before heading back to Paris. In the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, we encounter the

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Chambres d’hôtes – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 9

Lara and Noah round off their time in Albertville by getting to know the locals at une chambre d’hôtes (a guesthouse), before travelling further into the mountains to the ski resort of Aime-la-Plagne. Listen out for an example of the construction, afin de + infinitive, the origin of the verb héberger, as well as some

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Destination : montagnes – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 8

Le voyage continue ! In this week’s episode, Lara and Noah are heading to the outskirts of Chambéry as they are en route to Albertville, home of the 1992 Winter Olympics. Find out what they get up to and learn when to use the phrase il s’agit de in Episode 8 of the Coffee Break

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En route pour Chambéry – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 7

We’re back for another episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! In this week’s travel diary, Lara describes their time in Valence before making the journey to Chambéry where they discover what the Alpine town has to offer. Do you know the difference between nager and faire de la natation? Listen to the episode

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C’est chic ! – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 6

Welcome back to the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! Join Lara and Noah as they leave Marseille for Valence on their train trip around the south of France. The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version

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Marseille – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 5

In this week’s episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, Lara and Noah are moving on from Avignon and heading to Marseilles. The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each

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Le Pont d’Avignon – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 4

Join Lara and Noah for some virtual travelling as they make their way through the South of France. This week, we’re heading to the city of Avignon. The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which

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Les parfums du Sud – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 3

Welcome back to another episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! While it’s not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they leave Bordeaux and make their way to Aix-en-Provence for some new adventures. The Travel Diaries is published in

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La Ville du vin – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 2

Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break French for intermediate learners. While it’s not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they travel by train through the south of France. In this second episode we’re heading to Bordeaux! Travel

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C’est parti ! Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 1

Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break French for intermediate learners. While it’s not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they travel by train through the south of France. In this first episode they’re getting ready to depart