French folklore
French folklore encompasses the fables, folklore and fairy tales and legends of the Gauls, Franks, Normans, Bretons, Occitans, and other peoples living in France.
Occitan literature - were songs, ...
7 Surprising Facts About Joan of Arc — HISTORY
Six hundred years ago, a teenage girl with courage in her heart—and voices in her head—rose from obscurity to champion Charles VII of France and lead the French army to important victories during the ...
Alcina
Joan Sutherland sings Tornami a vagheggiar from Handel's Alcina. Richard Bonynge, piano Perth 1982.
Ariodante
Angelika Kirchschlager sings the aria of Ariodante Dopo notte, atra e funesta in act III of the eponymous opera from Handel. Les Talens Lyriques, Christoph...
Orlando finto pazzo
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 † 1741) Opera Orlando finto Pazzo RV727 Libretto: Grazio Braccioli Italy Teatro San Angelo, Venice November (1714) 15. Recitativo...
Orlando furioso (Vivaldi)
An aria from Orlando Furioso by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring Jeffrey Gall, countertenor, and Alan Cox, flute.
Le Jongleur de Notre Dame
Robert Massard - Le Jongleur de Notre Dame - Légende de la Sauge - Club National du Disque. CND 1032 à 1034 1958 Robert Massard Robert Massard, né à Pau le 1...
Battle of Tours - Video
October 10, 732 AD marks the conclusion of the Battle of Tours, arguably one of the most decisive battles in all of history. A Moslem army, in a crusading se...
Mythology in France
The mythologies in present-day France encompass the mythology of the Gauls, Franks, Normans, Bretons, and other peoples living in France, those ancient stories about divine or heroic beings that these...
Matter of France
The Matter of France, also known as the Carolingian cycle, is a body of literature and legendary material associated with the history of France, in particular involving Charlemagne and his associates....
Reynard
Reynard (French: Renart; German: Reineke; Dutch: Reinaert) is the main character in a literary cycle of allegorical French, Dutch, English, and German fables. Those stories are largely con...
Reynard - Wikipedia
Roland
Roland (Frankish: Hruodland) (died 15 August 778) was a Frankish military leader under Charlemagne who became one of the principal figures in the literary cycle known as the Matter of France. The hist...
Roland - Wikipedia
Occitan literature
Occitan literature is a body of texts written in Occitan, mostly in the south of France. It was the first literature in a Romance language and inspired the rise of vernacular literature throughout med...
Occitan literature - Wikipedia
French folk music
As Europe experienced a wave of roots revivals in the 1950s and 60s, France found its regional culture reviving traditional music. Brittany, Limousin, Gascony, Corsica and Auvergne were among the regi...
Trouvère
Trouvère ([tʁuvɛʁ]), sometimes spelled trouveur [tʁuvœʁ], is the Northern French (langue d'oïl) form of the langue d'oc (Occitan) word trobador. It refers to poet-composers who were roughly contempora...
French mythology
The mythologies in present-day France encompass the mythology of the Gauls, Franks, Normans, Bretons, and other peoples living in France, those ancient stories about divine or heroic beings that these...
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc, [ʒan daʁk]; c. 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Cathol...
Joan of Arc - Wikipedia
Reynard cycle
Reynard (French: Renart; German: Reineke; Dutch: Reinaert) is the main character in a literary cycle of allegorical French, Dutch, English, and German fables. Those stories are largely con...
Reynard cycle - Wikipedia
7 Surprising Facts About Joan of Arc — HISTORY
Six hundred years ago, a teenage girl with courage in her heart—and voices in her head—rose from obscurity to champion Charles VII of France and lead the French army to important victories during the ...
Wild Hunt
The Wild Hunt is an ancient folk myth prevalent across Northern, Western and Central Europe. The fundamental premise in all instances is the same: a phantasmal, spectral group of huntsmen with the acc...
Wild Hunt - Wikipedia
Priory of Sion hoax
The Prieuré de Sion, translated from French as Priory of Sion, is a name given to multiple groups, both real and fictitious. The most controversial is a fringe fraternal organisation, founded and diss...
Priory of Sion hoax - Wikipedia
Ruggiero (character)
Ruggiero (often translated Rogero in English) is a leading character in the Italian romantic epics Orlando innamorato by Matteo Maria Boiardo and Orlando furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. Ruggiero had ori...
Ruggiero (character) - Wikipedia
Jean de l'Ours
Jean de l'Ours (Jean of the Bear) or John Bear is an old French legend that originated from a village located in the Pyrenees Mountains. The story was traditionally told by word of mouth and passed d...
Jean de l'Ours - Wikipedia
Reynardine
Reynardine is a traditional old English ballad (Roud 397); in versions most commonly sung and recorded today, Reynardine is a werefox who attracts beautiful women to him so that he can take them away ...