Containment and culture: how to have fun from home?


The classic: film and popcorn

Do you usually complain that you don't have time to sit in front of a good movie? It's time to pull out your list of movies to (re) see! This period of confinement is indeed ideal for viewing some works of the 7th art! Moreover, no need for paid platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime, several free resources are available or also watch free ‌Movies‌ ‌or‌ ‌Web‌ ‌Series‌ ‌Free  Streaming sites 123movies 


  • On television : yes, quite simply! National channels already broadcast a good number of films, especially on Sunday evenings. Operators have also opened more channels to their subscribers, do not hesitate to check your offer.

  • Online : The Openculture site offers 1150 free films! To dive into the past and the classics, you can also take a look at archive.org or Madelen (the streaming site of the National Audiovisual Institute).

The original: opera, theater and circus!

Have you never had the opportunity to go to the opera or the theater? Do you have any prejudices about this type of entertainment? What if confinement was precisely the opportunity to discover the live performance? So make yourself comfortable and let yourself be tempted!


The opera : go to the Paris Opera website to discover old shows. The Met Opera in New York also broadcasts operas for free on its site.

The theater : France TV and its Culturebox platform are essential! You will indeed find many cultural resources there.

The circus : Want to dream and fall back into childhood? The Cirque du Soleil offers special entertainment programs.

The curious: museums outside the walls

Visiting a museum from your living room is possible! Several establishments offer you the opportunity to discover their works directly online! Virtual tours at your own pace and according to your tastes.


  • Visit online : discover 10 museums around the world whose doors you can push… virtual.

  • Admire works : browse selected collections and (re) discover works thanks to Google Arts & Culture .

  • Discover French treasures : Google Arts & Culture offers tours throughout France thanks to Douce France . You have access to Mont Blanc, the Eiffel Tower and many other superb landscapes and monuments!

The sage: a bit of reading

It's time to reopen that dusty bedside book! Reading is a good way to escape during confinement, but also to stay informed. You don't have a book on hand? No panic thanks to digital!


  • Online resources : at archive.org you can find public domain ebooks on a wide variety of topics. The Le Furet du Nord bookstore chain makes more than 5,000 books available free of charge on its site, as does Fnac . Some libraries also give access to their collections, such as the National Library of France .

  • Drive-through bookstores : have you looked around the shelves of your library? You can now order books in certain bookstores in Strasbourg , Nancy , or Metz . Orders are made online or by phone only and you can then pick them up in your store, while respecting sanitary measures.

  • Follow the news : having access to information is essential during this unprecedented period. Several national media such as Le Monde or Le Figaro have announced that they are putting a larger number of articles in open access on their sites. Do you prefer to consult the news on your smartphone? It is also possible thanks to the applications. For example, you can download Flipboard , an aggregator of multiple sources. It allows you to filter the information according to your tastes and interests.

The melodious: concerts at home

Music is now easily accessible thanks to the radio, smartphones, television, etc. But the concerts? Has your favorite artist's show been canceled due to the Covid-19 epidemic? Console yourself by attending as many other concerts as possible… from your home!


  • Thanks to the artists : several singers improvise live concerts directly from their homes. Follow them on social networks and take advantage of this original formula: Christine and the Queens, Patrick Bruel, Jean-Louis Aubert, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Pink,…

  • Free broadcasts : you can find many broadcasts of concerts, of all musical styles, directly online. Take a tour on the sites of the Philarmonie de Paris , Arte , France TV or on the Youtube platform .

  • In streaming : do you have the urge to dance? A large virtual club opens online every evening from 7 p.m. to midnight! Every day a Berlin club broadcasts music to get Internet users moving on UnitedWeStream.berlin or Arte Concert .

The adventurer: traveling Europe

You like to travel ? In these difficult times why not do it from your couch? We offer you 7 ways to discover Europe without leaving your home!


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