Culture Francaise - French Icons

Wednesday 10.15 - 12.15

What do Joan of Arc, Chanel, Napoleon, Brigitte Bardot, Edith Piaf, Sartre, Tintin, musketeers, baguette, can-can, Versailles and Tour de France have in common? They are, of course, cultural icons embodying a ‘je ne sais quoi’ of French identity. How and why did they come to represent France? What do they say about it? Is there a dark side to some of them? How do they compare to British ones: the Beatles, Sherlock Holmes, Big Ben or Marmite? Select your favourite icons out of a long list for discussion each month and encounter a visitor-friendly guide to French history, politics and society.
The lectures are given in French and aimed at intermediate and advanced French learners.
10 monthly sessions, September - June

Terms & Conditions

  • Course Tutor: Dominique Nightingale
  • Course Duration: 10 monthly sessions
  • Course dates: 05 Sep – 05 Jun
  • Half Term: n/a
  • Price: Course full
  • Additional Information
    5/9, 3/10, 7/11, 5/12, 2/1, 6/2, 6/3, 3/4, 1/5, 5/6