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la Geo-Culture, Chapitres 1 & 2, French Geography
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Province where Paris is located.
In 1682, Louis XIV moved the royal court from Paris to ____________________________.
Notre Dame de Chartres
Located just outside of Ile de France, this cathedral is known for Gothic architecture & stained-glass windows
Forest popular for cycling, rock climbing, & horseback riding.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Popular Parisian park where kids enjoy sailing boats in the pond.
la Tour Eiffel
Parisian monument built in 1889 for World's Exposition.
Ile de la Cité
Island in middle of Seine River (cradle of Paris)
Chateau know for its beautiful, classic gardens.
king of cheese from Meaux
popular dish in restaurants
Just outside of Paris...opened in 1992
le Parc Astérix
theme park where you can meet a French comic strip character & his friends.
la Bataille de la Marne
September 14 battle where taxi cabs were used.
July 14th, France's national holiday.
Centre Pompidou (Beaubourg)
Contemporary & Modern Art Museum
Emperor of France buried in Invalides
Impressionist painter inspired by his gardens.
la Fontaine Stravinsky
Consists of 16 separate sculptures set in motion by the force of the water.
Ile de France
Province where Paris is located
large island off the coast of France
Small principality between France & Italy
French/German speaking country bordering France on the East.
French-speaking country forming border with France (North East)
Small French-speaking country between France & Germany
Known as La Manche - body of water between England & France
Longest River known for chateaux
River dividing Paris
River forming boundary between France & Germany
River that empties into Mediterranean Sea
Mountains dividing France & Spain
Le Massif Central
Mountains in south-central France formed of extinct volcanoes.
Mountains forming frontier with Switzerland. Also, rich in fossils
Mountains in France near Germany
Mountains forming frontier with Italy
Highest point in the Alpes
Country bordering France south west.
Body of water located west of France
River running into Atlantic Ocean from the Pyrénées Mountains
Nickname of France
la Mer Méditerranée
Body of water between France and Africa (south)
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