Chapter 33 French 3
French Two Years
Serve as the frontier of France and Italy and contain Mont Blanc
separate france and spain
Separates France and Switzerland
Found in Alsace, next to Germany
Le Massif Central
Many extinct volcanoes
Is very navigable, and goes through Paris
Is the longest, many castles, starts in les Massif Central, ends in Atlantic.
Starts in spain and ends in Atlantic
Very rapid and turbulent, meets up with the saône at Lyon. It forms a delta called camargue. Hydroelectric Dams
Separates France and Germany
Canal du midi
Napoleon 1 was born here
Lots of pêchers and marins(sailors), speak Celtic, has a holiday called pardons
Known for dairy products (butter, cheese), guillame the conqueror conquered England, D-day
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"
Lots of roman monuments. They speak Provençal.
Nicknamed "garden of France". Many fruits, veggies. Many castles near the Loire
La Bourgogne and le Champagne
Are known for their wines
Where the alps and Mont Blanc are
Forms the border with Belgium
is divided by the seine into rive gauche and rive droite. It is also divided into 20 arrondissements.
la jaconde is here (mona lisa)
L`Hotel des invalides
the tomb of Napolean 1
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
resembles a greek temple
is on a small hill.
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
the oldest university in Paris
La cite universitaire
where french students live
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)
The palace constructed for Louis XIV
The castle perferred by Napolean I
L`Avenue des Champs-Élysées
goes through la place de concorde and la place charles de gaulle
runs alongside the Seine
Two Airports in Paris
Train a grand vitesse.
connects paris with 50 other cities, 5 in switzlerland.
connects London, England with Paris, France. It goes under la mance (mediterranean)