What to watch on TV5MONDE and TV5MONDEPlus in December 2022

This month,TV5MONDE and TV5MONDEplus are rebroadcasting the most well-known French series - from the Comte de Monte Cristo to the Nouveaux exploits d'Arsène Lupin, but also Christmas films to watch with the family, as well as documentaries on the beauty of French rural landscapes.

What to stream on TV5MONDEplus

Téléclub — New seasons streaming from December 7

This special program is re-airing selected episodes of several classic French series, including “Les dames de la côte” (starring Françoise Fabian, Fanny Ardant, 1979-1980), “Le Comte de Monte Cristo” (starring Gérard Depardieu, 1998), and “Les nouveaux Exploits d’Arsène Lupin” (starring François Dunoyer 1996). Each episode is introduced by Fanny Ardant.

Genre: Anthology TV series. In French with English subtitles.

Watch it if you like: Series based on classic French literature, Lupin on Netflix, period films

Les 100 lieux qu'il faut voir — Season 9 available to stream from December 7

An unforgettable voyage through France, for nature-lovers, history buffs, everyone fascinated by ancient buildings and all who appreciate good food and authentic produce. This season, we travel to Burgundy, Mediterranean islands, Polynesia, Mont Blanc, the Cathar Trail, and the Stevenson Trail.

Director: Mélodie Proust, Sam Caro, Vincent Dupouy, Christophe Verhamme, Thomas Vaillant, Pierre Lalanne, Emmanuel Descombes
Genre: Documentary series. In French with English subtitles.

Watch it if you like: Travels, French heritage, landscapes of rural France

Sur la route des vins du nord  Available for streaming

Maximilien de Wazières is a farmer in the Hauts-de-France region. Today, like others before him, he wants to become a winegrower. Crazy? No. In recent years global warming and changes to European regulations have dealt him a new hand: it is now possible to sell wine made in the North.

Director: Camille Toulmé (France, 2021)
Genre: Documentary series. In French with English subtitles.

Watch it if you like: Good French wine ! Chef's Table on Netflix, No Reservation with Anthony Bourdain


What to watch in December on TV5MONDE

Fais pas ci, fais pas ça : Y aura-t-il Noël à Noël ? — December 23 at 8.30 PM ET/5.30pm PT

This year the Lepic parents are breaking the sacrosanct tradition: instead of celebrating Christmas with their children, they're heading for Las Vegas to see Céline Dion. As for the Bouleys, they're hoping to offer their offspring a simple, environmentally friendly celebration. But their children would really rather have a classic Christmas.

Directed by: Michel Leclerc (France, 2020)
With: Valérie Bonneton, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Isabelle Gélinas, Bruno Salomone, Yaniss Lespert
Genre: Comedy in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Malcom in the Middle, Home Alone, Christmas family movie

L'Étoile du nord — December 20 at 8.30 PM ET/5.30pm PT

The owner of a modest boardinghouse becomes friends with one of her tenants, who enchants her with his exotic stories about Egypt. She is unaware that he is the murderer of her daughter's lover...

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre (France, 1982)
With: Simone Signoret, Philippe Noiret, Fanny Cottençon
Genre: Thriller in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Crime novels from George Simenon and Agatha Christie, classic French movies

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