French Language Resources in Portland
French films in Portland
- Multnomah County Library: 380 French films on DVD available for loan
- Washington County Library: 376 French language films on DVD are available for loan
- Alliance Française of Portland: offers a large number of French films on DVD -- classics and current releases -- on loan to members
- Movie Madness: offers 800 films by French directors on DVD. $2.50/film for 3-day rental. 4320 Southeast Belmont Street Portland, OR 97215 phone: (503) 234-4363
- Living Room Theaters: Check events for current and upcoming French movies
- Portland Art Museum's Northwest Film Center: Check events for current and upcoming French movies
- Videothèque de Paris Forum des Images (English) offers a vast online collection of resources on French film and video
- La Cinémathèque Française: Audio tour (in English) on the birth and history of French cinema
French theater in Portland
French Media Available Online
French radio & TV
- France Televisions: TV news and entertainment programs from Channels 2 (A2) and 3 (FR3), available soon after broadcast
- Le20H: the daily 8 o'clock news on TF1, France's largest TV network, available for streaming daily around noon Portland time
- France Inter: live radio interviews with leading authors, artists, political figures and academicians
- France Info: live 24-hour radio news
- France Culture: live radio programs on French culture: arts, theater, literature, history
- France Musique: live classical and contemporary music and commentary.
- France24: 24-hour tv news channel in French and English. Get app for iPad/iPhone
French newspapers, magazines and news websites
- Le Figaro: national newspaper, editorially oriented to the political right
- Libération: national newspaper, editorially oriented to the political left
- Le Monde: national newspaper, editorially oriented to the political left
- Mediapart: investigative online news website, also available in English
- Le Journal du Dimanche: national Sunday newspaper
- Le Parisien: Paris daily newspaper
- Les Echos: daily national business newspaper
- Capital: monthly business magazine
- L'Equipe: daily sports newspaper
- France Soir: national evening newspaper
- L'Express: weekly news magazine
- Le Nouvel Observateur: weekly news magazine
English newspapers and websites about France
- The Connexion: monthly newspaper for English-speaking expats in France
- French Entrée: website for English-speaking expats in France
- Americans in France: website for Americans who want to live or travel in France
- Expatica: website for English-speaking expats in France
- Bonjour Paris: an insiders' guide to Paris
- International Herald Tribune: Paris-based global edition of the New York Times
Links to French Language Learning Resources
- Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links: Some 10,000 web links to the Francophone world, compiled by a University of Tennessee French professor. Includes cultural resources, grammar exercises, media sites and more.
- Gallica, Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s free full-text search engine, offering 1.7 million documents for free download.
- Francophone Literature and Culture : Brown University offers research resources on Francophone music, literature, poetry, dance, theater, visual arts
- Literature of the Maghreb: An introduction to the works of poets and novelists from Tunesia, Algeria and Morocco
- Lexilogos: online definitions of French words using dozens of different dictionaries and encyclopedias, even those of long ago.
- Livres Pour Tous: more than 5,000 French language ebooks and audiobooks by 750 authors, all genres -- and for free, to download or read online.
- Project Gutenburg: More than 2,000 French texts, audiobooks and recordings, for free download to Kindle.
- Litterature Audio: 2600 French-language audiobooks in MP3 format, available for free download
- Ebooks Libres et Gratuits: more than 2600 books available for free download
- Amazon.fr: Order from millions of classic and new releases from all the French book publishers, with shipping to Portland in 8-12 days.
- Powell's Books: Check Powell's database of more than 65,000 French language books, with many shelves of them available in the "Languages" section of Powell's downtown Portland store (Level 2, Red).
- French Tourist Office : Plan your trip to France. This French government website lets you discover France by theme and region, and book reservations for plane, train, hotels and villa rentals.
- French Entrée Holidays: Online guide to vacations in France, with bookings for Gites, villas, B&Bs and hotels.
- French Culture: The official website of the Cultural Services of the French embassy in the U.S.
Resources for French Nationals in Portland
French Consulate in San Francisco: This is Portland's connection to the French government, with official resources for business and industry, science and technology, trade, French culture and tourism. French nationals in Portland must register with this consulate office to be able to vote in French elections. In addition to Oregon, the San Francisco Consulate office is responsible for Northern California, Northern Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Washington. Contact: 415-397-4330
Honorary French Consul in Portland for Oregon: Françoise Aylmer, Vice President for University Advancement, Portland State University. Consular business: 503.725.9976 or firstname.lastname@example.org "Honorary Consuls are private persons of American or French citizenship living in the State and who volunteer to act as representatives of the Consul General. They take care of French interests and French citizens in their local area in close cooperation with the Consulate General. They can for example certify a translation or legalize a document, but they cannot deliver passports or visas." The Consul, in partnership with the Alliance Française, has published Le Petit Debrouillard, A French-language online guide to Portland for newcomers to the region.
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