Guy Martin: At the Roots of French Cuisine

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Who are French farmers? How do they grow premium produce? And above all, how should it be cooked? On his weekly show Epicerie Fine on TV5MONDE USA, chef Guy Martin – who owns the Grand Véfour restaurant in Paris – meets with lovers of terroir and gastronomy in a return to the roots of what really makes a great dish: high-quality ingredients.

100 Places You Must See in France

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Taking viewers to the most exceptional destinations in France, this show broadcast on TV5MONDE USA showcases local people who tell us all about châteaux, vineyards, traditional recipes, architectural heritage… and the secrets of their region. We sat down with the show’s producer, Vincent Dupouy.

Le Mensonge, a Series Starring Daniel Auteuil on TV5

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Inspired by a drama that shocked the town of Vence in the Alpes-Maritimes département, the miniseries Le Mensonge portrays the accusation of incest made by a child against his grandfather – played by Daniel Auteuil – in 2000, and the fifteen-year trial that followed. We sat down with director Vincent Garenq to discuss this legal, family saga in four episodes coming to TV5MONDE USA on April 13.

François Busnel : “I Follow the New Generation of American Authors Very Closely”

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An iconic literary fixture on French television, La Grande Librairie – broadcast on TV5MONDE – has a wealth of surprises in store for its thirteenth season, with interviews with authors, visits to bookshops, and extensive debates on societal issues. We sat down for an interview with the show’s host, Americanophile journalist François Busnel.

Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon, Scattered French Islands in America

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In the North Atlantic Ocean, some twelve miles off the coast of Newfoundland, the 6,274 inhabitants of the archipelago of Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon live on Paris time. The overseas collectivity is a scattering of islands left over from the French Empire, and fishing was its mainstay until the 1990s. But today, the islanders are using their “Frenchness” to reboot the local economy.

Auguste Escoffier and the Birth of Modern Gastronomy

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Auguste Escoffier, a chef, businessman, and genius inventor, changed French culinary arts forever. Director Olivier Julien has retraced the history of this man in touch with his time in a thorough, original docudrama to discover on TV5MONDE USA on October 14.

In the Footsteps of Christian Louboutin

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Director Olivier Garouste followed the inventor of the red-soled heels as he traveled around the world and prepared his retrospective show, L’Exhibitionniste, through January 3 at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris. The result is a unique new portrait that showcases the designer’s personality and the inner workings of his empire.

Notre-Dame de Paris: Eight Centuries of History

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From the birth of the project to the finishing touches, the documentary Notre-Dame de Paris: The Secrets of the Builders looks back at the life of this architectural gem on Ile de la Cité in Paris, using animated images in a blend of historical facts and fictional anecdotes. We talked with director Emmanuel Blanchard to find out more.

Behind the Scenes: The Notre-Dame Reconstruction

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Legendary show Des Racines et des Ailes first launched in 1997. This March on TV5 Monde USA, audiences will be going behind the scenes of the Notre-Dame cathedral reconstruction and discovering the hidden treasures of the French Riviera. We talked with the show’s host, Carole Gaessler, to find out more.