What To Watch: Tour De France, Bastille Day Parade and Summer Rom-Coms On TV5MONDE USA
Tour de France
(Adventure, 2016. TV Event Special)
Airing every day at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT
Celebrate the 103rd edition of the Tour de France this summer with TV5MONDE USA. Viewers can tune in daily – from now through the final stage taking place on the Champs-Elysées in Paris on Sunday, July 24th – for live coverage of this adventure-filled race featuring the world’s best cyclists including defending champion Chris Froome, Marcel Kittel, Thibault Pinot, Tejay van Garderen, Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan. In addition to the tour, TV5MONDE USA in July also offers: Summer Nights, a drama chronicling the life of Michel, a respectable notary who secretly enjoys crossdressing on the weekends; Defile July 14, a TV special dedicated to the Bastille Day Parade from the Champs-Élysées; The Algeria From Above, an eco-friendly documentary following French environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand as he travels an array of mountains, hills and oases in Algeria; Lou! Tiny Journal, a comedic tale chronicling the love life of a twelve year old girl who is smitten by her bohemian neighbor; Secrets of History, a fascinating documentary about Napoleon I, one of the most powerful rulers of France; and Just a Sigh, a romantic comedy starring César award-winning actress Emmanuelle Devos as Alix Aubane, a talented actress who falls in love with a stranger she meets on her way to her next audition.
Don’t miss the 103rd edition of the Tour de France! Daily until the great race’s conclusion, the world’s most distinguished bicyclists will compete in a 2,000 mile race across the French countryside for 23 days. This year’s race will feature appearances by Marcel Kittel, Peter Sagan, Mark Cavendish and Bryan Coquard.
Les Nuits D’ete – (Summer Nights)
(Drama, 2014. Film)
Sunday, July 10th at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
Starring César award-winning actor Guillaume de Tonquedec as Michel, a smalltime notary who is running for a top position for a series of upcoming local elections in his town. As Michel works diligently to prove that he is the perfect husband, father and town leader to his peers, he is forced to find new ways to conceal his love for dressing as a woman. Chaos erupts when Michel is exposed for being a crossdresser.
Defile du 14 Juillet – Defile July 14
(TV Event Special)
Thursday, July 14th at 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Witness the Bastille Day Parade from the Champs-Élysées! From morning to night, Parisians and French culture lovers will come together to dance, watch fireworks and tune in for live coverage of this military parade.
L’ALGÉRIE VUE DU CIEL – (The Algeria From Above)
(Environmental, 2015. Documentary)
Friday, July 15th at 11 pm ET / 8pm PT
French environmentalist and journalist, Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes viewers on a journey to the Atlas Mountains, Saharan oases and the gentle hills of the Sahel in Algeria. Known for having some of the world’s largest deposits of oil and natural gas, Algeria has become one of the most bustling and beautiful coastal regions in the Mediterranean.
LOU ! JOURNAL INFIME – (Lou! Tiny Journal)
(Comedy, 2014. Film)
Sunday, July 24th at 8:30 pm ET / 5:30pm PT
This comedy stars three-time César nominated actress Ludivine Sagnier as a quirky single mother who joins Lou, her twelve year old daughter in playing video games, shopping at flea markets and spying on their handsome bohemian neighbor. Love struck and too shy to introduce herself, Lou watches over her neighbor from a small window in their top floor apartment – hoping that one day they will finally meet.
SECRETS D’HISTOIRE – (Secrets of History)
Sunday, July 31st at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30am PT
Take a look at the life and times of Napoleon I, Emperor of France. From the mysterious tales of the Arch of Triumph and The Invalides Dome to completely reliving the story of this young, ambitious Corsican, set on becoming one of the most powerful and influential figures of his time.
LE TEMPS DE L’AVENTURE – (Just a Sigh)
(Romance, 2013. Film)
Sunday, July 31st at 8:30 pm ET / 5:30pm PT
This romantic comedy, stars César award-winning actress Emmanuelle Devos as Alix Aubane, a notable French actress taking a train ride to Paris for an audition. As her trip begins, she stumbles across Doug (Gabriel Byrne), a charismatic traveler who engages her in a friendly conversation which soon turns their accidental encounter into a rollercoaster romance.
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