Les visages de Paris

Advanced C1 course

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Why Paris ?

At innerFrench, we love topics that combat clichés.

We’re the first to say that French isn’t just about France, and France isn’t just about Paris.

So why did we choose Paris as the theme for our advanced course?

Every year, the French capital is one of the top 3 most-visited cities in the world.

But beyond the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Montmartre, few tourists know the reality of Parisian life.

These questions are as fascinating as they are complex.

They touch on a variety of fields, from history to urban planning to sociology.

That’s why it’s the perfect subject for an advanced French course!

Fascinating discussions
with experts and locals

To answer these questions, Hugo and Ingrid interviewed several experts: an architect, a historian, a theater director, a pro-bike activist, a junior high school teacher and an urban planner.

They also asked Parisians what they think of their city.

The result?

Authentic, captivating conversations that use a rich vocabulary from both formal and colloquial French.

Thanks to the course’s interactive quizzes, you’ll be able to test your understanding and learn lots of new expressions.

These are exactly the kind of activities you’d find on a C1 exam!

Your teachers



I started teaching French in 2015 at the French Institute in Warsaw, Poland, then online with the Podcast, YouTube channel and innerFrench courses.

I’m a proponent of Professor Stephen Krashen’s theory of natural language acquisition.

In other words, I believe that the most important thing for learning French is to have access to captivating content adapted to your level.



After my studies, I started my career as a journalist in Paris. But in 2017, I got bitten by the travel bug and decided to move to South America.

I settled in Peru where I became a teacher of French as a foreign language while still writing articles for French medias.

I joined innerFrench in 2020 to take part in the podcast and  help our advanced students.

What about grammar?

To create Les visages de Paris, we took the opposite approach to traditional courses (writing phony dialogues whose sole purpose is to illustrate a grammar rule).

Because let’s face it, what we call “advanced grammar” is usually a set of obscure rules that even native French speakers haven’t mastered.

So before recording our interviews, we had no idea which grammar points we were going to present in the course.

We decided that the most important thing was to have good “raw material”: rich and authentic conversations.

Then we analyzed this raw material to look for elements of syntax that advanced learners still find difficult.

At the end of each interview, you’ll find a short lesson explaining these subtleties and nuances of French.

Some examples of what we'll cover

This course is for you if...

You’ve completed the “Raconte ton histoire” course. It’s not mandatory, but we strongly recommend it.

You have a B2 or C1 level and want to improve your listening comprehension and enrich your vocabulary.

This course isn't for you if...

You don’t have a B2 level yet. In this case, we recommend you start with one of our intermediate courses.

Your main goal is to practice conversation (there are no live lessons with teachers in the course).

Frequently asked questions

You can start the course immediately or later. innerFrench teachers are always on hand to answer your questions.

No, you’ll have unlimited access to the course and can even repeat it several times if you wish.

Our courses offer a more structured approach with clear progression, interactive activities and the support of innerFrench teachers.

Minimum B2 level (advanced intermediate).

No, the course is entirely in French.

You have 30 days to try the course and request a refund if you don’t like it.

You can follow the course on computer, tablet or smartphone as long as you have an internet connection. But for the best experience, we recommend using a computer or tablet.

No, the lessons are recorded and there are no lessons on Zoom or similar. But you can ask Hugo or Ingrid any questions you may have in the lesson comments or by email.


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Learning French is a fantastic adventure!

But it’s also a long journey that can feel overwhelming sometimes.

This course will give you the support and extra dose of motivation you need to reach the C1 level.

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