Classic French Tales (French Today) show

Classic French Tales (French Today)

Summary: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White... you know them all, don't you? That's why I picked this topic. Because you do already know the story, it is that much easier for you to understand in French. There will be 2 versions of the same tale, whenever possible; my own version, like I tell it to my daughter, which comes with a full transcript and translation available on, and the original tale, often dating back to the 18th century, hence quite more challenging. Go to for more details and more Classic French Tales and audio material (from the author of

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  • Artist: Camille Chevalier-Karfis
  • Copyright: Copyright 2008 French Today


 Cendrillon - Original Tale by Charles Perrault | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:03

This 18th century tale is going to be harder to understand, but I do my best to enunciate, I read clearly and a bit more slow than normal, and it should be feasible, specially if you studied my easier version of the tale.

 Cendrillon - Original Version by Camille | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:19

This is my version of this famous tale as I tell it in every day French to my 3½ years old daughter.


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