Take your kids on a virtual tour of France and experience the arts, language and culture. Here is a compilation of free resources from around the web, including many free printables, that will help you teach your child about France and its culture. France is the birthplace of many famous people in history, including artists, musicians, composers, French political leaders and scientists.
There are many links to artists, composers, famous French in history, French holidays, the French language, and fun facts about France. Enjoy your “travels” to France and have fun as you explore and discover its great and interesting culture!
Famous French Artists | Printable Biographies and Worksheets for Kids
Edgar Degas |Biography
Edgar Degas | Word Search Worksheet
Claude Monet |Biography
Claude Monet | Word Search Worksheet
Pierre Auguste Renoir |Biography
Pierre Auguste Renoir | Word Search Worksheet
Georges Seurat |Biography
Georges Seurat |Word Search Worksheet
Henri Matisse | Biography
Henri Matisse |Word Search Worksheet
August Rodin | Biography
Auguste Rodin | Word Search Worksheet
This work is one in a series of approximately 250 paintings. The paintings depict Monet’s flower garden at Giverny, France.
Horseracing in Longchamps (1873-1875) by Edgar Degas | Oil on Canvas
Though Degas is remembered best for his images of ballet dancers, his works of thoroughbreds and their jockeys are equally significant. Degas was drawn to the beauty and power of this subject and was fascinated by the nervous tension of horses and their riders.
Madame Charpentier and Her Children (1878) by Pierre August Renoir | Oil on Canvas
Madame Charpentier and her Children, is a portrait of the Charpentier family, with which Renoir had become friends. The Charpentier family helped him in times of need, and in return he painted portraits of their family. It is one of his most successful works.
Le Café (1878) by Pierre August Renoir | Oil on Canvas
Le Café is a painting of a young woman enjoying a cup of coffee. It was Renoir’s first painting to be accepted by the Paris Salon.
Young Girls at the Piano (1892) by Pierre August Renoir | Oil on Canvas
Young Girls at the Piano was created for a new museum at the request of the French Government. It has come to be regarded as one of the most accomplished and engaging scenes of middle-class life.
Famous French Composers Biographies and Word Search Worksheets
Build reading skills with printable biographies and word search worksheets. Let your students know how many words there are to find and then ask them to complete the word search by identifying and circling the keywords found in the corresponding printable biography.
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Impressionist Era Composer |Biography
Claude Debussy | Composer Word Search Worksheet
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) French Romantic Era Composer | Biography
Camille Saint-Saëns | Word Search Worksheet
Learn to Play the Music
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Learn to Speak French
Here is a website to learn so speak French for free.
Important Holidays in France
Brief summary of the most important days in the French calendar.