French 12 Weeks Test:Paris Culture

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Le Louvre

-one of the most popular art museums in the world
-houses mona lisa,venus de milo

L'Hôtel de Ville

-the main business center of Paris
-serves as town hall and gov. offices
-can get married there
-ice skating rink in winter

Notre Dame de Paris

-gothic cathedral
-now a church/meuseam

Le Musée d'Orsay

-art meuseam
-former train station

Le Centre George Pompidou/Beaubourg

-houses modern art museam
-has public library and research center

L'Arc de Triomphe

-l'arc=made in honor of men who died in Napoleon wars

Les Tuileries

-palace,gardens,2 meuseams,public park
-made in honor of late husband

Le Sacré Coeur et Monmartre

-roman catholic church

La Défense et La Grande Arche

-simular to Arche de Triomphe
-modern vision
-in business division

Le Panthéon

-built as a church then turned into a maulsoeam

La Sorbonne et le Quartier
Latin

-main building in Latin Quarter (university)
-Main 13 schools in Latin Quarter

Le Place de Concorde

-the biggest square in paris
-used as giotine in french revolution

La Tour Montparnasse

-a high rise skyscraper
-in middle of Paris
-only skyscraper

Le Sainte-Chapelle

-church most well known for its stain glass windows
-survived french revolution

Le Jardin du Luxembourg

-very popular park
-known for fun things to do

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