You can't travel to France? It is not a problem! The Alliance Française de Philadelphie has created for you

LA BOÎTE À CULTURE

(culture box)

Thanks to this page, you can read, watch, dance, listen, and even cook... in French.

Here is a non-exhaustive list to explore and discover the French culture from every angle... at home!


You don't know Culturethèque yet ? It's time!

Culturethèque is a digital library for children and adults. Easy to use, you will have access to your favorite French magazines, listen to lectures, introduce your children to French learning material and much more... Over 400 magazines, 1,000 books, 200 comics, 300 videos and 370 learning materials!

During these difficult times you can enjoy a free-access to Culturethèque until May 30 if you register before April 15. It is a great opportunity to test this digital library before becoming a member to have an unlimited and free access!

CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON CULTURETHEQUE  BECOME A MEMBER


A list of 609 free-access movies, Ali Baba's Cave of Moviegoers!

FREE MOVIES

“Cinéma du réel” International Festival

Mediapart offers a free-access to the 13 movies of the category “Première fenêtre”, devoted to young authors who did their first masterpiece. You can vote for your favorite!

  WATCH FESTIVAL'S MOVIES


France Musique replay concerts.

FRANCE MUSIQUE CONCERTS

ARTE concerts offers replay concerts and 1 concert per day on their Facebook page.

ARTE CONCERTS CONCERTS ON FACEBOOK

European Philharmonics open their archives offering a free access to their past concerts.

PARIS PHILHARMONIC BERLIN PHILHARMONIC VIENNA PHILHARMONIC MUNICH PHILHARMONIC

Starting March 17, The Paris Opera offers a free-access to its archives. Each show will be available for 6 days, and after this delay it will be another show etc. Here is the program:

  • From March 17 to March 22: Manon
  • From March 23 to March 29: Don Giovanni (2019)
  • From March 30 to April 5: Le Lac des cygnes (2019)
  • From April 6 to April 12: Le Barbier de Séville (2014)
  • From April 13 to April 19: Soirée Robbins (2018)
  • From April 20 to April 26: Les contes d’Hoffmann (2016)
  • From April 27 to May 3: Carmen (2017)

The 3ème Scène of the Paris Opera: The Internet is a public place, a collective meeting place, a place for expression and creation.After the Palais Garnier in 1875 and the Opéra Bastille in 1989, the Paris Opera has decided to build its 3e Scène (3rd stage) in the digital world. In this new space, the Paris Opera intends to continue its dialogue with the public and also to make new friends. The 3e Scène’s spectators live all around the globe, speak every language, and love art in all its forms.

THE 3EME SCENE OF THE PARIS OPERA

OperaVision is opera for the connected world. Watch live streams as the operas themselves unfold in the opera house. View your favourite performances, subtitled, on demand. Learn about the art form and specific productions by browsing our richly populated digital library, stories, and articles. Discover resources for young audiences and for artistic career development. In English, French, and German, thoughtfully curated, and free to browse and explore.


OPERAVISION LIVE


Don’t forget to check on your favorite artists’ Instagram and Facebook pages, most of them offer live!


    The Digital Library of the French National Library, Gallica

    GALLICA WEBSITE

    The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. You can have access to billions of documents : movies, texts, live concerts, videos, books etc.

    INTERNET ARCHIVE

    Fnac offers 500 books downloadable online for free. 

    UNESCO gives a free access to the global library. A great gift for the humanity!

    For our childen, the complete Loup's albums to listen. Available on:

    Spotify  Deezer  Apple music


      RFI (Radio France Internationale) offers TV news in easy French & more contents to complete your French classes.

      LEARN FRENCH WITH RFI


      News in slow French with the possibility to learn and read at the same time. 

      NEWS IN SLOW FRENCH


      Another way to discover the French theatre with podcasts “Entendre le théâtre” (Hear the theater). The “Hear the Theatre” website is dedicated to telling this story from the perspective of the voice. Inviting a journey through numerous archives, it is organised in four sections covering the technical and acoustic aspects of the performance, as well as the aesthetic and socio-political dimensions of the voice on stage, in particular its accents, or the purely aural modes of existence of the theatre which developed at that time via radio and records.

      LISTEN TO THE PODCASTS

      Apollo Theatre (in Paris) shows are available in live streaming.

      START WATCHING

      The Theatre de la Colline’s director offers a podcast everyday: Journal de confinement (Lockdown Diary). A word from confined human to confined human. Once a day words like windows to slice through the brutality of this horizon.

      JOURNAL DE CONFINEMENT

      La Comédie-Française With the program “La Comédie continue”, the Comédie-Française joins the other cultural institutions by offering its shows online.

      The famous Macbeth Underworld

      Centre national des arts du cirque, de la rue et du théâtre




        Pompidou Centre’s podcasts to discover a famous masterpiece or do a virtual visit of a collection.

        POMPIDOU CENTRE'S PODCASTS 

        "2 minutes pour tout savoir" with the Pompidou center. A project who presents you 20th century art's movements thanks to educational videos. 

        The Louvre’s resources online with some focus on artists, artworks, technics, restoration etc.

        ALL LOUVRE'S RESOURCES

        National Centre of the Plastic Arts’ online collections.

        DISCOVER CNAP RIGHT NOW

        Virtual museum tours in France:

        The Louvre Egyptian Antiquities, Apollo's Salon, Medieval Louvre... Here's something to keep you busy at home and discover the riches of one of the most visited museums in the world.

        The SACEM Discover music with a new eye... This is what the SACEM Museum offers through its collections and other exhibitions. A fully digital museum that invites you to discover history in all its forms through sound.

        Paris City Museums Discovering works exhibited at the Musée Cernuschi, the Musée d’Art Moderne, at the Musée de La Libération or at the Petit Palais while staying home? Paris Musées offers you digital access to its collections for free. All in all, over 320,000 works expect you and invite you to discover their history through virtual exhibitions.

        Musée du Quai Branly The Musée des Arts Premiers virtually opens via the Google "Arts and Culture" project and invites us to discover its collections while waiting for its reopening. Let's make the most of it to discover the permanent collections from Oceania to Africa via Asian arts.

        UMA, The Universal Museums of Art Don’t try and look this museum in Paris, it has no physical address, but the UMA – created by four young French entrepreneurs – offers you to visit its virtual museum including many works of art from private collection, museums from all over the world and from the public record. Ideal to discover art without leaving your couch!

        Air France virtual museum To discover everything about the history of the French airline, head to Air France website and enjoy a tour of their virtual museum. A way to travel without leaving your home!

        Mucem The Marseilles museum also offers us to discover its collections via the Google "Arts and Culture" project, including many works to enjoy on Mediterranean civilizations.

        Fondation Claude Monet Claude Monet lived for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926, in his house in Giverny. With a passion for gardening as well as for colours, he conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. Walking through his house and gardens, visitors can still feel the atmosphere which reigned at the home of the Master of Impressionnism and marvel at the floral compositions and nymphéas, his greatest sources of inspiration. 

        Manufacture de Sèvres The Manufacture constitutes a unique living laboratory, as well as an influential player within the art world, notably for design and the decorative arts. It benefits from the excellence and expertise of its 120 on-site ceramists mastering some thirty specialized trades, as well as from the excellence of its materials (pastes, colours, enamels, etc.) produced in situ according to ancestral techniques and today serving as exceptional tools for contemporary artistic expression.

        Virtual exhibitions:

          Frida Kahlo’s exhibition 

          Vasarely's exhibition at the Pompidou Center 


          All Beaux-Arts’ digital contents free for a month and you can also follow their Art History Courses.

          BEAUX-ARTS WEBSITE ART HISTORY COURSES

          Arab World Institute’s collections.


          Versailles Palace’s web series.

          VERSAILLES LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN

          Visit the the largest archaeological parks.

          ALL THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK   LASCAUX CAVE

          Parisian monuments in 2.0 version:

          TOUR EIFFEL  GRAND PALAIS  SENATE  PARIS OPERA  PARIS CITY HALL

            More unusual:

            LAKE'S PARIS OPERA  LA TOUR 13 CATACOMBS OF PARIS CHAUVET'S CAVE

            Virtual visits on the rooftops of Paris

            ROOFS OF THE PARIS OPERA  TOUR SAINT-JACQUES  FROM THE GRAND PALAIS  MONNAIE DE PARIS

            FROM THE BARRIERE DU TRONE

            3 ways to Visit Notre Dame Cathedral in VR

            "Rebuilding Notre Dame" BY TARGO   360° BY UBISOFT  HOMAGE BY TV 5 MONDE & FORUM DES IMAGES

            From Sacré-Coeur to the Eiffel's tower by bike:

            LITTLE WALK IN PARIS 


              Secrets d’Histoire, a French TV show on History on Youtube (the TV host, Stéphane Bern, is one of France's favorites).

              A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

              French television’s archives.

              START WATCHING FRENCH TV


              Replay lecture of France Culture (it is possible to slow down the video’s speed).

              LECTURE IN STREAMING


              Romanica is the French Culture Ministry's game to discover Romance languages like French or Italian. 

              DOWNLOAD FOR iOS  DOWNLOAD FOR ANDROID


              Because it is important to keep moving, learn dancing in your living room with all your family!

              CABANE DE LA DANSE KARLA POLLUX  ROSAS DANST ROSAS

              Numéridanse gives an access to more than 3400 videos and educational tools to discover the danse's world from hip-hop to classical ballet. 


              Cook with French Chef! With the #PatissonsEnsemble, find some delicious receipe and cook with French Chef following them on Instagram. 

              CHRISTOPHE FELDER  OLIVIER STEHLY  CHRISTOPHE MICHALAK JULIEN DUBOUE


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