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Easy French Poetry

(16 customer reviews)

I use simple, everyday French to explain the most famous French poems. Not only is it a great cultural subject but it’s a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary, verb tenses and improve your understanding of deeper conversations. French culture is deeply engrained with poetry and these audiobooks will teach you both formal and modern pronunciation.

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Included poems

  • "Heureux Qui Comme Ulysse" De Joachim Du Bellay
  • "Ode à Cassandre" de Pierre de Ronsard"
  • Je Vis, Je Meurs" De Louise Labbé
  • "La Cigale Et La Fourmi" De Jean De La Fontaine
  • "Elle Était Déchaussée, Elle Était Décoiffée" De Victor Hugo
  • "Demain Dès L'aube" De Victor Hugo"
  • Chant D'Automne" De Paul Verlaine
  • "Parfum Exotique" De Charles Baudelaire
  • "El Desdichado" De Gerard De Nerval
  • "Le Dormeur Du Val" D'Arthur Rimbaud
  • "Les Pas" De Paul Valéry
  • "Le Pont Mirabeau" De Guillaume Apollinaire

Bonus Original 17th century Tales Readings

  • Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots)
  • La Belle Au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Le Petit Poucet (Tom Thumbs)
  • Les Fées (The Fairies)
  • Peau D'Âne (Donkey Skin)
  • Riquet À La Houppe (Ricky with the Tuft)
  • Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Listen to a sample of “La Cigale Et La Fourmi” De Jean De La Fontaine

Listen to a sample of "Demain Dès L'aube" De Victor Hugo

Listen to a sample of "Le Pont Mirabeau" De Guillaume Apollinaire


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  1. Gary Wirsching – Ontario. Canada Verified Owner

    If you want to have fun learning French AND feel the satisfaction of listening to yourself speaking meaningful passages, try learning French poetry – along with the meaning behind it. Camille will get you started (and reveal unexpected twists and traps as well as nuance and idiomatic expression). The rest is up to you. In my case, I walk to work every day – and what a quiet time to practice and get the words and rhythm flowing. And I’ll guarantee you, there’s at least one person you’ll find at work who’s keen to hear you recite what you’ve gained each day.

    One more thing., wildly important. The complimentary emails that I get from Camille with French language tips, explanation and general guidance are easy to consume, timely and absolutely priceless. I really believe that these alone have more value than most of the weighty ‘Learn French’ books I’d bought from others in the past!!!!

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  2. Vanessa Bowman-Reeves Verified Owner

    I have really enjoyed listening to this – Camille speaks beautifully clearly, explains the vocabulary and structure of each poem, and offers an interesting insight into the life of the author. I’m happy to recommend it.

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  3. Veronica Gareau, Canada Verified Owner

    I’ve always wanted to be able to appreciate French poetry but found it rather daunting. When I found the French Poetry course on the Frenchtoday website I was delighted. I am lingering over the beautiful words and amazed at the wealth of information that the course offers. I have set aside a two-hour time in the morning to work on this course and the time flies. Not only am I learning French poetry, but I’m learning about the poets, the history and the people of France. It is absolutely the most interesting course I’ve taken and I find myself thinking about the poetry a lot during the day. Thank you to Frenchtoday for putting this course together. I couldn’t have wished for more. It is very well set out and easy with lots of explanations and background information. I’m looking forward to other Frenchtoday courses when I’ve completed this one.

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  4. Eman / Egypt Verified Owner

    I am touched by this course. Have never had a course like it before. Made me return back to school when we studied poetry and novels…
    the first poetry « got me from hello » at first she read it , holds almost no meaning , when she explained the old french words and metaphore , all made sense and I truly understood the poetry with no returning back to see further explanation.
    Studing poetry in french is so empowering. the method french today approched those poetries and the selection of the poems it self is the key for the success of this course.
    Found my self VERY lucky with this one here.very satisfied

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  5. Malcolm – Isle of Wight Verified Owner

    Clarity and lucidity are the words that come to mind with this volume. No one delivers a poem like french today. The slow reading and the normal reading set the poems and then there is a line by line interpretation of the meaning. The poems are translated but you can soon do without them. The final bonus is the mini biographies of the authors.

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  6. Jen C. Verified Owner

    The poems are read beautifully, with wonderful analysis in English afterwards. I have a number of French Today’s products and all are very well presented and quite helpful.

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  7. Candice LeDoyen Verified Owner

    Beautiful reading of poems. I am particularly interested in Ode de Cassandra. Camille’s reading of the poem is wonderful, and even though I am an Advanced Mid speaker, I enjoy the slower pace when I first start listening. I love the format of this book.

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  8. Carol McMahon, Germany Verified Owner

    Actually I have all three Easy French Poetry volumes by Camille, but the selection bar only allowed me to click one. These poetry lessons are superb. Camille has done an outstanding job. I’ve listened to these so many times I can now recite many of the poems by heart.

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  9. Noel Verified Owner

    I have used the Easy French Poetry, volumes 1, 2 and 3. I enjoy poetry and Camille provided an excellent reading, explanation and interpretation of the content. Neither is it necessary to be an advanced-level speaker to enjoy them. A keen interest in the subject is all that is needed to enjoy them. Camille is easy to understand. I made a point of memorizing a few of my favorites. A very fine resource!

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  10. David Murphy Ft. Pierce, FL , E.U. Verified Owner

    Very comprehensive and enjoyable.

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  11. Stefanie Verified Owner

    C’est un produit magnifique! I’ve been learning French for a little over a month (I’m probably at a low intermediate level), and wanted more French audio to listen to throughout the day. Not only has Camille picked out some very beautiful and enjoyable French poems (I especially love her Victor Hugo poem selection), but she does a wonderful job of explaining the poems’ words and deeper meanings in very simple, everyday French. I also really like that she reads each poem slowly and speaks at a normal speed during her explications, so I can really listen to and absorb what’s going on. I’ve only listened to two poems so far, but I’ve been able to understand and use so many useful phrases and words. Very happy with “Easy French Poetry”!!!

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  12. Malcolm Verified Owner

    The best presentation of poems that I have encountered. Camille’s reading in French and English is as clear as a bell. It also includes a short biography of the poets. And this is just the first of three volumes.

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  13. kim cohn Verified Owner

    Good mix of culture, vocabulary, and very interesting. I have recommended this series to friends.

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  14. Anne – Juneau, Alaska Verified Owner

    Fascinating content that helps me learn enjoyably.

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  15. joseph – lithuania Verified Owner

    I like it very much.Thank you.

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  16. Lingzi He – Shanghai, China Verified Owner

    There is NO literature that showcases the beauty of the French language more than poetry. Knowing the classics by heart builds the basis for my cultural and linguistic encounters in France. Go for them!! I am surprised by how haphazardly yet instinctively they build a bond between you and the local!

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  17. Alex Wong Verified Owner

    Understanding the poetry by yourself can be difficult with no easy way out with the methods available on the market. I think Camille really has the hunch for what obstructs our understanding and make French poetry accessible to all!! I can never imagine how these little poetry readings fuels my passion for French!!

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