Free French Listening Resources

Listen to French as it is actually spoken

Listening to French while reading along with the transcript is a great way to improve your comprehension as well as your pronunciation. The following mp3s and mp4s were created by native speakers of French and they are free for teachers and students to download. All of them are spontaneous speech - nothing was scripted or rehearsed, and some were even recorded without the speaker's prior knowledge for an eavesdropping effect.

For the resources that have transcripts available, I've created individual pages so that you can now listen and read along or do a cloze (fill-in-the-blank) exercise if you prefer to work online. Each page will open in a new tab or window. Otherwise, you can simply download the mp3s/mp4s and transcripts and/or subtitles to go along with the videos.

Authentic French with Commercials & Films, the sister site of French Listening Resources, is now available. The slideshows of informal French are also available at Informal French Videos.


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Les Vidéos

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le gâteau d'anniversaire

l'Impérial Palace d'Annecy


le spectacle d'otaries

le bonhomme


la poupée de Mélina

nos filles et mes frères



les boissons


les fast-foods en France


les magasins en France

qu'est-ce que tu portes ?


qu'est-ce que tu aimes (faire) ?


qu'est-ce qu'on mange ?



chez moi




Les mp3s


se présenter

la famille


l'apparence physique

la routine quotidienne


le caractère

les repas


l'heure & la date


le logement


le téléphone


la nourriture


le climat


la ville


les sports

les transports


le travail

les magasins



la campagne


le shopping

les animaux


les médias



la santé

l'état civil


les fonctionnaires / les grèves

les vacances


les expatriés

les fêtes


le conditionnel

la géographie



Quelque chose de différent...


  • around the table (2:00)
  • Mélina & compote (1:08)
  • Mélina eating cake (0:59)
  • Pâques / Easter (0:57)
  • Random snippets (1:02)
  • Joyeux anniversaire (1:36)

interview avec Mamie

  • Mamie Part 1 (4:24)
  • Mamie Part 2 (4:01)
  • Mamie Part 3 (4:30)
  • Mamie Part 4 (5:16)
  • Mamie Part 5 (3:52)
  • In Bassano del Grappa (0:33)


Thanks to dot59, jpljpl, Lancelot, and bbernrd at for helping with transcriptions!

D'autres sites pour écouter (et lire) le français :


Apprendre le français

Regarder la télé francophone

Regarder les infos / Ecouter la radio

LangMedia French

Français interactif

OffQc: Quebec French Guide

Quebecois Dialogs

Quebec French

French Slang - Argot Français

RFI : Langue Française

TV5 Monde : apprendre le français


French Video Resources

France Bienvenue 1

France Bienvenue 2


Podcast Français Facile


LibriVox Audio Books

Logos Library


France Télévisions



TV5 Monde

TV5 Québec Canada



TVA Québec

TFO (Ontario, Canada)

RTBF (Belgium)

TSR (Switzerland)

CRTV (Cameroun)

RTS (Senegal)

AbidjanTV (Côte d'Ivoire)

Outre-Mer (French DOM-TOMs)

TNTV (Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Radio France

Radio France Internationale




Canoë Infos


RTL (France)

Virgin Radio

NRJ France

NRJ Canada


RTBF Radio (Belgium)

RSR (Switzerland)

RTN (Switzerland)

Metropole Haiti

Tahiti News

Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes

Radio One (Mauritius)

If videos are geo-blocked to Canada or France, I recommend using the VPN app TunnelBear


Creative Commons License

This work by Jennifer Wagner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. You may use, adapt, distribute, and edit these mp3s for personal and educational purposes as long as Ms. Wagner is attributed. No commercial use is allowed. French Listening Resources is listed in MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.


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