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French Two Years

Les Alpes

Serve as the frontier of France and Italy and contain Mont Blanc

Les Pyrenees

separate france and spain

Le jura

Separates France and Switzerland

Les Vosges

Found in Alsace, next to Germany

Le Massif Central

Many extinct volcanoes

La seine

Is very navigable, and goes through Paris

La Loire

Is the longest, many castles, starts in les Massif Central, ends in Atlantic.

La Garonne

Starts in spain and ends in Atlantic

Le Rhone

Very rapid and turbulent, meets up with the saône at Lyon. It forms a delta called camargue. Hydroelectric Dams

Le Rhin

Separates France and Germany

Canal du midi

Mieux connus

La corse

Napoleon 1 was born here

La Bretagne

Lots of pêchers and marins(sailors), speak Celtic, has a holiday called pardons

La nourmandie

Known for dairy products (butter, cheese), guillame the conqueror conquered England, D-day

L'île-de-France

Where the king lived and where the central govt is today. Paris is in this province

L'Alsace and La Lourraine

Disputed between France and Germany. Alsace is agricultural. Lourraine is industrial with "mines de fer"

La provence

Lots of roman monuments. They speak Provençal.

La touraine

Nicknamed "garden of France". Many fruits, veggies. Many castles near the Loire

La Bourgogne and le Champagne

Are known for their wines

L'Auvergne

Has volcanoes

La savoie

Where the alps and Mont Blanc are

La flandre

Forms the border with Belgium

Paris

is divided by the seine into rive gauche and rive droite. It is also divided into 20 arrondissements.

La Louvre

la jaconde is here (mona lisa)

L`Hotel des invalides

the tomb of Napolean 1

Le pantheon

a church honoring st. genevieve
Also the graves of famous parisians: Voltaire, Marie Curie, Victor Hugo

Le musee de Cluny

contains art from the moyen age and the renaissance

La Madeleine

resembles a greek temple

La basilique

is on a small hill.

La Sainte-Chappelle

made for saint louis. Amazing stained glass (vitraux)

Le Jardin des Tuileries

is the king of france`s favorite garden

La Place de la Concorde

many people were guillotined here.

La place Charles de Gaule

12 avenues meet at the arc of triumph here. Under the arc is the tomb of unknown soldiers and the eternal flame.

La place Vendôme

many elegant stores

La place de la bastille

a prison. la colonne de juillet is in the center, a monument to the people killed in the July revolution

La Tour Eiffel

built 1889, emits radio and TV rays

La Sourbonne

the oldest university in Paris

La cite universitaire

where french students live

La Concierge

an ancient prison

Le forum des halles

the oldest market central in paris

Les Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché and Printemps

are all grand magasins (big stores)

Versailles

The palace constructed for Louis XIV

Fountainbleau

The castle perferred by Napolean I

L`Avenue des Champs-Élysées

goes through la place de concorde and la place charles de gaulle

Les Quais

runs alongside the Seine

Two Airports in Paris

Charles-de-gaulle, Orly

T.G.V.

Train a grand vitesse.
connects paris with 50 other cities, 5 in switzlerland.

le metro

is underground

L`eurotunnel

connects London, England with Paris, France. It goes under la mance (mediterranean)

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