Over the past few decades, YouTube has become one of the world’s most popular social media platforms. There are French YouTubers who vlog about basically everything- from sports, cuisine, make up and fashion to pet care. Camille even made a series of YouTube videos featuring Minecraft in easy French.
As a French learner, watching videos in the French language can be highly beneficial for your listening and comprehension skills. You can watch them at your own pace and turn on the subtitles if needed. Even better, they are fun to watch: so pick a topic you are interested in, and learn about it in French!
Here are five of my favorite French YouTubers for you to check out:
With over 14 million followers, Cyprien is one of the most popular French YouTubers out there. He has a really fun personality so it’s understandable why he is so well-known.
He discusses a wide variety of topics in a humorous way, such as relationships ,video games and his Romanian background. This video about school life is one of his most watched yet.
Cyprien uses quite a lot of French slang, so you will definitely be learning some current French language.
His videos are tailored for more advanced French speakers, although a lot of his videos do contain subtitles in English.
Natoo is also a popular female French YouTuber. Her content is humorous so if you want to have a good laugh this account is the one for you.
She vlogs about her travels, her cute dogs, and everyday life things. She also has quite a few dancing clips.
I think one of the best things about Natoo’s videos is that they are very visual so even if you don’t understand everything that is being said, you still get a good sense of what is going on.
You also have the option to switch on the subtitles.
If you like Cyprien, and Natoo, check-out Norman as well. They are good friends and often work together (see picture of the article).
If you’re a travel lover like me, you will adore this YouTuber. Bruno is a popular French travel vlogger. He gives his reviews on places he visits (and the videos are very aesthetically pleasing!). He vlogs about both places in France, and worldwide.
Bruno has a great sense of humor so his channel is fun to watch. I also like that he speaks French clearly so it feels a little easier to understand. Plus, what could be better than listening to French alongside a little bit of wanderlust?
Horia is famous for her fashion videos and make up tutorials, but she isn’t afraid to get weird with content about conspiracy theories, sex, and horror stories.
In one of her videos, she discusses all the possible theories for the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian airplane in 2014.
She does speak rather quickly, so this is a good channel for those who already have a steady level of French knowledge.
I can guarantee you won’t get bored watching Horia’s channel (there really is a bit of everything).
This channel is for all the foodies out there. Charles tries out popular Tik Tok recipes, teaches you how to recreate popular foods from fast food restaurants and all types of desserts (I mean, how amazing does this oreo cake look?!)
He also rates all the McDonalds from every country he visits. He speaks at a normal, conversational pace so this channel is quite good for intermediate to advanced French learners. (You can also add French subtitles to help you out).
I’d say the only bad thing about this channel is that each video will leave you feeling… famished.
So, there you have 5 popular French YouTubers. Watching vloggers is a fantastic way to brush up on your French skills and to pick up new French vocabulary about completely different topics. There are many more awesome French YouTubers out there. You can begin to discover a few on your own. Which one is your personal favorite?
If you’d like to know more about how exactly you can use YouTube to learn French, follow the link to Camille’s article.