Joséphine Baker au Panthéon

"Joséphine Baker au Panthéon" has been shared to the blog from the French reading exercises section of the learning library where you can find a large selection of interactive texts to help you with your reading skills.


On November 30 2021, American-born French performer Josephine Baker will enter the French Panthéon in Paris, becoming the 6th woman and 1st Black woman to join some 80 French national heroes. Learn about the decision behind it in the short video below.
After watching the video, scroll down to the transcript and click any word for the English translation and links to related grammar lessons.

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Aurélie Drouard

Aurélie is our resident French Expert. She has created most of the wonderful content you see on the site and is usually the person answering your tricky help questions. She comes from a small village near Chartres in Central France, country of cereal fields and not much else. She left (in a hurry) to study English at the world-famous Sorbonne in Paris, before leaving France in 2007 to experience the “London lifestyle” - and never looked back! She's worked as a professional French teacher, translator and linguist in the UK since.  She loves to share her love of languages and is a self-professed cinema and literature geek!