Long reads en français
May 17, 2014 2:15 AM   Subscribe

Hi mefi, can anyone recommend sites/writers that post interesting longer articles in French?

I love Instapaper, and fill it with articles from Narratively, Instapaper daily and Longreads. I want to expand this to include content in French, I am pretty fluent so language level isn't a problem, but I don't really know where to look!
posted by ellieBOA to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: If you're into foreign affairs: Le Monde Diplomatique!
posted by ouke at 2:45 AM on May 17, 2014 [2 favorites]

Best answer: I wouldn't bother with sites linked with newspapers (of course Le Monde Diplomatique is nice, and Courrier international aggregates news form all over the world). To me, the killerest stuff to be found in the French internet realm is on France Culture (and maybe Arte and its info subsite) : From there, you'll get plenty of new stuff, book reviews, etc.
You could also try mediapart and Rue 89 (which isn't "independent" anymore since it's been bought by Le nouvel observateur, but maybe retain some of its original flavour - I don't know).
posted by nicolin at 3:19 AM on May 17, 2014 [4 favorites]

Best answer: slate.com has their sister site slate.fr
posted by St. Peepsburg at 7:07 AM on May 17, 2014

Best answer: Just today Le Devoir has a cahier on the classics and they often have cultural content of interest; L'actualité's Essais étrangers section is always worth a look; some of Radio-Canada's bloggers and columnists write about local affairs but some write on wider topics.
posted by zadcat at 8:56 AM on May 17, 2014

Best answer: I love the raconter la vie project.
posted by Marauding Ennui at 9:14 AM on May 17, 2014 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: Thanks everyone!
posted by ellieBOA at 2:21 AM on May 18, 2014

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