On the 9th of June 1943, Marie-Louis Giraud, mother of two, is found guilty of attacking the unity of the country, the State, and the people of France. For that, she will be guillotined on the 30th of July on that same year. Her crimes? Performing abortions. Hi! This is Barris, a French – American
Ah, the Gauls – proud fighters with spectacular mustaches and long feathers adorning their helmets. A people of great French heroes such as Vercingetorix, that rose against Roman oppression and created the first true French nation! Or did he? At least, that’s what I was told in French schools. Today, I discuss how Gaul has
Everyone struggles with French, especially the French, or at least me, so here are 5 tips I regularly use to avoid these common mistakes. I hope they help! Hi! This is Barris, a French – American that lived most of his life in France and is passionate about learning, exploring, hiking and cooking. It’s a
England has the lion. Germany the eagle. Italy the grey wolf. And France… the rooster? How did that even happen? In this video, I discuss how the Gallic rooster became the emblem of France in a world surrounded by ferocious beasts! Hi! This is Barris, a French – American that lived most of his life
Psyched by years of plague and famine, Frau Troffea suddenly starts dancing. Quickly, 15 people die, every single day. Hi! This is Barris, a French – American that lived most of his life in France and is passionate about learning, exploring, hiking and cooking. It’s a vast and beautiful world out there so join us
The year is 1793, Louis XVI has just been executed. France is devastated by its civil war and is now threatened by the 1st Coalition. Paranoia and terror, oh, terror grips the country by its throat as the people ask for more and more purges. As a result, almost 17,000 are executed in just over
No video today, just a quick update to thank you for the 200 subscribers and let you know that I’m taking the month of December off to spend time with my family but also, hike in the Atacama desert. For photos, make sure to follow me on instagram: @this_is_barris While I will not be uploading
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For the first episode of The Roundtable Podcast, I had the chance to join my great friend at History Clarified to discuss French history, our obsession with generals and battles, how history is taught, presentism, and much more. I hope you enjoy it! Hi there! This is Barris, a French – American that lived most
The year is 2018 AD. French history is entirely occupied by the historians. Well, not entirely… One small era of indomitable Gauls still holds out against historical accuracy. And life is not easy for the history professors who garrison the universities of Primarysorcium, Archelogium, Clicheorum, and Propagandum. These Gallic myths fear nothing except maybe… me!
The problem with textbooks is that they teach you perfect French, but other than the old farts at “L’Académie Française”, no one in France speaks like that so here are 7 tips to butcher our beautiful language like a true local. Hi! This is Barris, a French – American that lived most of his life