Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Alitalia - Groundhog Day?
  2. 2 Travel within Greece, and motion sickness?
  3. 3 Croatia - Help on itinerary
  4. 4 Need Information about French Alps
  5. 5 Specific phone service questions about Italy & Amsterdam
  6. 6 English Gardens Itinerary Advice please
  7. 7 Barcelona, Bilboa, Cuena, Madrid
  8. 8 First Morning after arrival in Frankfurt
  9. 9 Gorges de Verdon to Eze - where to stay along way?
  10. 10 Holy mass with Vienna Boys Choir
  11. 11 Early Itinerary Munich to Croatia
  12. 12 Torre Sponda apartments in Positano- anyone familiar?
  13. 13 The Dordogne & Loire Valley?
  14. 14 From Genoa to Camgoli by Train
  15. 15 Moving Around Amalfi without a car
  16. 16 Thrift Stores in Paris
  17. 17 Trip to Rome
  18. 18 Best Indian Food
  19. 19 Spain and Portugal - 2 weeks in Mid-July - help with itinerary
  20. 20 Tips for a local Kingsday experience in Amsterdam?
  21. 21 SPB White Nights boat tours
  22. 22 Opinion on sights in Florence
  23. 23 Piedmont as a destination
  24. 24 Trip Report Roman Roamings: 2 Weeks of Wanderings
  25. 25 dinner jackets
View next 25 » Back to the top

Des Racines et Des Ailes: The best French television program

Jump to last reply

I've never heard this topic brought up on the forums and I think some people may be very interested in this television program. Des Racines et des Ailes is a 1-1/2 hour documentary style program shown on channel 3 (France 3) on Wednesday evenings that covers all aspects of French history, culture and patrimony. It is absolutely outstanding and is the only tv program around which I have ever scheduled my free time. It never disappoints. Each program has an overall theme that is broken into three or four segments/topics. The reporting is excellent, the photography breathtaking and the subject matter always interesting. If you just can't get enough of Paris or all things French I guarantee you'll want to watch this program. The past few weeks they have been covering Paris and I've gotten a look behind the scenes at a lot of things that are off limits to the public, as well as excellent coverage of those things with which you may be familiar but always seen from a different perspective. Last Wednesday had 3 different Parisian themes covering Art Deco Paris, Secret Gardens, La Mouzaïa and an exploration of the Canal Saint-Martin, Bassin de la Villette and Canal de l'Ourcq. The program has a website and you can watch archival footage from all programs from 2007 to the present. Although you can only watch about 12 or so minutes of each program on-line you can purchase DVD's. If you are visiting France and you have a tv in your hotel/apartment it would be worth spending your Wednesday evenings in front of the tv. Here is a link to their website so you can have a look for yourself. Trust me, once you watch a bit of it you'll be hooked.

http://programmes.france3.fr/des-racines-et-des-ailes/index-fr.php?page=archives

30 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement