Podcast #2 – Discover a New Area of France: Lyon, French Conversation Fillers


Last Updated: May 23, 2023

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the twenty-eight episode of the Talk in French Podcast!

This podcast is intended for beginner to intermediate French language learners and French culture enthusiasts. For advanced level learners, I also have an all-French Podcast which you would probably enjoy more. You can check the Advanced Podcast here. 

In this episode:

  • Some information about French Culture. Discover a new area of France that you might not have heard yet: Lyon - The Food Capital of France
  • Some French Words with an English Translation. Ideal when you cook, run, commute...
  • A quick French Grammar Explanation. Learn some French Conversation Fillers to make your conversation more natural
  • Some French Expressions and their translation

What's in this Podcast?

French Travel and Culture

Discover some interesting aspects of French travel and culture.

Vocabulary and Expressions

Learn useful French vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.

French Grammar Explanation

Get to know important grammar points and learn how to use it.

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French Vocabulary Included in this Episode:

fleurir bloom
le bouton bud
la jonquille daffodil
la pâquerette/la marguerite daisy
le glaïeul gladiolus
la bruyère heather
la haie hedge
l’orchidée (f) orchid
l’œillet (m) carnation
le lys lily

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

Je tiens à exprimer mes condoléances. I want to express my condolences.
Fermé le dimanche. Closed on Sundays
C'est urgent It's urgent
du bout de with the ends of
de la part de qui? who is calling?
bon gré, mal gré whether you like it or not

French Conversation Fillers

that is a good questionC’est une bonne question
that is such a difficult questionCe n’est pas une question évidente
how can I put it?Comment je peux le dire /
I must say thatJe dois dire que
ActuallyEn fait
Hold a minuteAttendez une minute

What to visit in Lyon?

Le Vieux Lyon

vieux lyon

(source: hotelvictoria)

La fête des lumières

fête des lumières lyon

(source: whenonearth)

Musée Gadagne

musée gadagne

(source: faistoilabelle)


traboule lyon

(source: tripomatic.com)

Cathédrale Saint-Jean

cathedrale saint jean lyon

(source: 2.P)


What to eat (and drink):

La Rosette de Lyon

rosette de lyon

(source: salumeriabiellese.com)

Les tripes

tripes lyon

(source: https://umami.typepad.com/)

Coq au Vin

coq au vin lyon

(source: insockmonkeyslippers)



(source: casino-lyon)

Cervelle de Canut

cervelle de canuts

(source: blogspot)


saint marcellin

(source: trimbach)



(source: blogspot )

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This podcast is also available on iTunes, so if you prefer to listen on your device, please check it out on iTunes and give me an honest review here . I updated the RSS feed so all the information is available there.

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About the author 

Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

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    Quand j’ai essayé de télécharger le fichier, j’ai reçu l’Erreur 404.

  • Bonjour Fréderic,
    Quand j’ai essayé d’atteindre le Lyon podcast, le lien au-dessus a produit une erreur 404 – pas trouvé. Le URL est <>

    Merci pour le website, beaucoup d’information très utile.



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