A new audio course by RFI, Parlez-vous Paris ?, guides you through the « ville-lumière » and highlights the specificities of the French capital while the listener learns new phrases, expressions and meet new people leaving in Paris.

How great is that?

Whether they’re from Nepal, Sudan, Slovakia or Canada, high school students or young bohemians, they’ve all just arrived in Paris and want to know more. What are the best neighbourhoods to hang out in? How to master the subway without getting lost, trampled or pick-pocketed? Why are the French so keen on lunch?

Take a guided tour with « Parlez-vous Paris ? », 26 bilingual reports that will help you weave your way through the French capital, its corners, its language and its customs.

Listen to our program every Saturday and Sunday at 5.18 and 6.50 am (Universal Time) during our English broadcast.

Find the trailer here :


Find the first episode below you’ll be introduced to Paris’ life and customs by David, a yound South-Sudanese parisian:

Learn French with David, a 34-year-old English teacher and musician from South Sudan. He came to live in Paris four years ago but he’s never been to the top of the Eiffel Tower and wants to know the story behind the capital’s most iconic building. Art historian and tour guide Régis Labourdette, a member of the Promenades urbaines organisation, answers his questions.


And find here the transcription of this broadcast and the new vocabulary used in this lessons.

Amusez-vous bien !