Cultivate Your French

Cultivate Your French

Laetitia Perraut

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CYF 046 - Promenade botanique avec Eric Wolff, guide naturaliste

Did you know that notes, explanations and photos are included with the transcripts?Download an example of the transcrip on www.cultivateyourfrench.coWe are on holidays this week, we came back to the Jura region. Micaela, Felicia and Lisa were eagers to go to the Centre Equestre and ride horses. On Tuesday afternoon, Pietro and I went to the village of Etival for a botanical walk with the guide Eric Wolff. He’s a nature guide and we know him from last year. They were five of us to follow him to the Mont Paradis, a hill situated just outside the village. On the way, we regurlaly stopped to have a look at different shrubs with fruits.  Eric Wolff gave us some explanation about those fruits, but he also told us about some stories about the village. For example, the famous stay in Etival in 1912 of the painters Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamps and the poet Guillaume Apollinaire. He also told us that the name Etival comes a word in latin that means « Summer » because a Roman legion was staying there every summer. We finally got on the Mont Paradis which used to be a pasture. This is where today’s episode starts.

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