Internet resources for learning French links on these pages offer a series of Internet starting points for learners and teachers of French. They will be especially useful for learners studying at University level and will also be of interest to learners of other languages.

The links cover the following categories:

  TV and news

  • Revue de la presse française- 6 week archive of news items
  • French Language News and Magazines- a list of over 50 general and specialist titles
  • Gigapresse – a portal of international, national and regional francophone newspapers and magazines
  • France Info  - Website of the major public news radio station with free audio archives
  • Le Canard enchaîné – France’s No.1. weekly satirical paper
  • Charlie Hebdo- "des dessins satiriques et de véritables articles de réflexions..."
  • Bakchich Info – ‘Informations, enquêtes et mauvais esprit’ : dark-humoured, satirical coverage of current affairs
  • Le Figaro – daily national newspaper with weekly thematic supplements
  • Le Monde- daily news and 'dossiers' covering a number of topics
  • Libération- a selection of news and 'petites annonces'
  • Le Monde diplomatique- political news and archives dating back to February 1995
  • Paris Match- news and photos plus online discussion forum
  • Marianne – a national weekly current affairs magazine
  • L’Express – an accessible weekly current affairs and comment magazine, updated daily and including excellent thematic dossiers
  • Le Nouvel Observateur – a weekly current affairs and comment magazine, updated daily
  • ELLE- the online version of the monthly magazine
  • Marie Claire – the website of the monthly fashion magazine
  • Cosmopolitan – ‘le magazine féminin mode et sexy’
  • Canal +- programme listings and cybernews
  • La Cinquième- French educational tv
  • TF1 
  • France 2- programme times, magazine and six week news archive
  • France 3- programmes and video links
  • M6
  • Arte – France’s terrestrial arts and documentaries channel
  • TV5 Monde – News and views about the francophone world including games, sports and arts coverage
  • Radio France internationale – News and views about the francophone world including news bulletins in ‘français facile’

 Reference and study

 Science and technology


Social Sciences


 Sport and Leisure

  • Ministère de la Santé et des Sports – France’s state body for sport
  • RTL-Sport – The text and audio sports columns of France’s RTL radio station on-line
  • Eurosport – the French version of the TV channel including video, live TV and radio coverage of major sporting events
  • L’Equipe – National sports newspaper online containing video clips, TV and text
  • FFF – French Football Federation’s official site
  • Le Tour de France – videos, interviews, maps and weather forecasts for France’s biggest annual sporting event
  • The Dakar – Archives and updates relating to the famous rally raid, formerly known as the Paris-Dakar, which currently takes place in South America
  • Loisirs en France – a comprehensive alphabetical list of links to almost every leisure activity conceivable in France from abbeys to zoos
  • Guides Petit Futé – the website to accompany the eponymous series of domestic and foreign travel guides including searchable databases, reviews and downloadable iPhone apps…


About France and the Francophone World


  •  HAPAX: French Resources on the Web- categories include: Cinema, Culture, Education, Embassy Servers, Especially for Students, Gastronomy, Government, History, Humour, Language, Law, Libraries, Literary Criticism and Theory, Literature, Music, News, Political Science and Economy, Science, Sports, Tourism, Transportation
  • BBC Languages: French

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