6th grade French Section X
Table of Contents Arc de Triomphe
Père Lachaise Cemetery
Musée du Louvre
Château de Versailles
Château de Fontainebleau
Basilique du Sacré Cœur
Jardin du Luxembourg
Château de Chambord
Stade de France
PARC ASTERIX 1. It is an amusement park in Plaily. Plaily is about 30 km north of Paris. 2. The main character of the park is Asterix and his best friend Obelix. They were heroes in books created in 1959 by French writers. They were the most famous European graphic novels in the world; they sold over 350 million copies. They were translated into over 120 ATTRACTIONS languages. In the story Asterix and • The Roman Empire Zone-You can Obelix lived in the year 50 BC in the try and pass Caesar’s test. Or village Gaul. The amusement park could go on rides such as the was built in 1989. Roman River or the Caesar •
Coaster. La Greece Zone- Heat to the top of Mt. Olympus on the Compete with the Gods coaster. Or you could see a dolphin show with a dolphin named Galeo. The Vikings Zone- the main attraction of the Vikings Zone is the Galere where you can ride on a pirate ship that rocks back and forth. You could also visit a super crazy roller coaster named the Goudurix. Through Time Zone- You can defeat your ghost fears in the Transdemonium dungeons. La Gaulle Zone- In the Village of Hero’s you can see your favorite characters in dances, shows etc. Two very popular water themed rides are Menhirs Express and The Great Splash.
Pere Lachais Cemetery Alyssa Blackmon http:/gothicculture.com/images/stories/tourism/Europe/Pere_Lachais_Cemetery/Pere_Lachais e_cemetery.jpg
The Pere Lachiase Cemetery is the largest and oldest cemetery in Paris. It opened on May 21, 1804. There are about 70,000 tombs with many statues along the graves. With about 109 acres, the cemetery is about the size of a small town. It is also the greenest area in Paris. The Pere Lachiase cemetery got its name from King Louis XVIâ€™s priest, Father Francois dâ€™Aix de Le Chaise. There are many famous men and women buried in the cemetery, so it is a very popular place for tourists to visit. europeantrips.org/wpcontent/uploads/2012/04/P%C3%A8re-LachaiseCemetery.jpgtown http://pgoh13.com/pere_lachaise.jpg
Opera Garnier Sabrina Burrows
The Opera Garnier is one of the two Opera halls of the Opera National de Paris. This Opera hall was founded by Louis XIV. The Opera hall was finally Completed and Inaugurated in 1875. The Opera hall was part of Napoleon the III’s “reconstructed city” It was one of the “jewels” of the new city. It was very expensive and has so much detail. The bulding was built by Charles Garnier which is how the building got its name. Even though it is and Opera hall, it is now mainly used for ballet performances. This Opera hall is a very unique and beautiful building. It is still around today and should be for a very, very long time.
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Palais du Louvre
www.flickr.com The Palais du Louvre houses one of the largest art museums in the world and contains one of the most important art collections. The Palais du Louvre is easily accessible in the center of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine River. The Palais was originally constructed as a fortress in 1190 by King PhilippeAuguste to protect Paris from Viking raids. The last edition to the original structure was completed in 1874. The glass pyramid that is now used as the main entrance was designed by the architect I. M. PEI and opened in 1989. Many people come to see the museum’s three great ladies:
1. Venus de Milo
2. Mona Lisa
3. Victory of Samothrace
Eiffel Tower Aaron Clark
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889. It was built by Gustave Eiffel. It is located in Paris, France. It was built for the World exposition in 1789 It took two years to build. It averages seven million visitors per year. It is a radio transmission tower. It has one hundred twenty antennas. It is three hundred twenty-four meters tall.
The Palace of Versailles Brendan Filoramo
The magnificent structure we know of as The Palace of Versailles started out as a small hunting lodge built by Louis XIII in 1624. In 1669, Louis XIV, expanded Versailles to a massive palace. He hired architect, Louis Le Vau, Baroque artist, Charles Le Brun, and landscape architect, Andre Le Notre to create the amazing structure and landscaping we see today. The palace is located in Versailles, France. The total construction of the palace took 60 years. http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multi media/archive/00683/palace -versailles-4_683790c.jpg
It is famous for many reasons. It is the largest and costliest built palace in the world. It was once the center of political power where Louis the XIV, Louis the XV, Louis the XVI and his wife Marie Antionette resided. The palace has ornately designed rooms, the famous Hall of Mirrors and lush gardens featuring 1,400 beautiful fountains. The palace officially became a museum in 1837.
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Chateau de Fontainbleau By zack fox
Over 1500 rooms and has over 500 aces of forest Built in the 12th century for renaissance kings to live in it It is a humongous palace Francois 1 was the first to start building the Fontainebleau, saint Lois added a hospital wing to the Fontainebleau in 1241 and Napoléon refurnished the palace in 1804 Napoléon gave it the name House of the Centuries Attracted many kings to live in it 55 miles from the center of Paris
Phillip IV who was the son of Phillip III died in the Fontainebleau
Basilique Du Sacre Coeur The Basilique Du Sacre Coeur is a church located in Paris. It is one of the most well known churches in the city. The construction of the church took place from 1875 to 1919. Inside the church is France’s largest mosaic.The Basilique Du Sacre Coeur is located on the Montmartre hill. Due to its location it towers over the city including the highest part of the Eiffel Tower.
The Basilique Du Sacre Coeur is also known as The Basilica Of The Sacred Heart. 234 steps lead you to the Dome on the top of the Basilique Du Sacre Coeur. From the dome you can see most of the amazing sites in Paris. Including the Eiffel Tower one of Paris’s most popular monuments.
Sainte Chapelle by Parker kimberly Sainte Chapelle was built in the thirteenth century AD by King Louis IX and was visited until 1862 when France said it was too important as a historical monument. King Louis had it built on ile de la cite to store his passion relics. Some of the reasons it is so important today is its gothic architecture, which an expensive, and pretty style. Also it is one of the last surviving buildings of the Capetian Royal Palace on ile de la cite. Some of his passion relics included the crown of thorns, image of Edessa, and thirty other important religious artifacts. This is a ground view facing up to the massive, extravagant roof of Sainte Chapelle.
Jardin du Luxembourg Famous because of the palace that is in the gardens
There is a pond in the garden as well.
Gardens have big statuse.
Moulin Rouge The Moulin Rouge was built in 1889. Joseph Oller built this crazy place. It is located at 82 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris. The Moulin Rouge was built because they wanted a temple with music and dance. This was a place where many bad things could happen.
The Moulin Rouge was burnt down, and was a very devastating thing that happened. They had to re-build the whole building with time and effort. Once it was built for the second time it was even better and people still had the most fun time at night, dancing and singing.
The Moulin Rouge had many fun, crazy, and loud things happening there. People were dancing, singing and just having a good time. This was a place where you could be yourself and have the best night ever.
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Château de Chambord Located in Bloise, France Is an interesting and neat building to visit Is one of the biggest and most famous manner houses in the world It was dedicated to an wealthy king named King Froncois 1 of France It took 1800 people to finish the Château de Chambord and took over 25 years to build it. It was built in 1547 and has over 420 rooms and it’s surrounded my a 22 mile wall Was built by King Froncois, the architect Doemenico, and the workers Its an Great view and is a safe place to live in Has Renaissance architecture and it’s a great part of French medieval art King Froncois believed it wasn’t finished and wanted to make it bigger It’s one of the most recognizable Châteaux in the world Worth an amazing vacation Has 84 staircases and 365 fireplaces in the whole palace The dungeon has over 1200 horses just for its army
• Come and visit the amazing richness of King Froncois 1 of France !!!
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Musee d’Orsay Paris - France Musée d'Orsay entrance: 1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur 75007 Paris Admission: €8.00 adults; €5.50 ages 18-30; free for ages 17 and under. Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday each month. Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.; closed on Mondays. Entrance A: Individual visitors without a ticket. Entrance C: embers, visitors with tickets or passes, Web site: http://www.musee-orsay.fr
A favorite museum in Paris, the Musée d’Orsay is a must-see for any art-lover. The magnificent building that now houses the French national collection of art from 1848 to 1914 is in fact a restored railway station, originally built in 1900 Contact us:
Phone: +33 1 40 49 48 14
Admission: €8.00 adults; €5.50 ages 18-30; free for ages 17 and under. Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday each month. Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.; closed on Mondays. Entrance A: Individual visitors without a ticket.
Entrance C: Members, visitors with tickets or priority access
1900-1939 built and used as a railway terminal Construction Date: Station 1898 - 1900 1939–1969 It was used as a mailing center Museum 1979 - 1986 1970 – Building was scheduled to be demolished Station Architects: Lucien Magne, Emile Bénard and Victor Laloux however changed to be put on list of Historic Monuments. Museum Architects- ACT architecture group, made up of M. Bardon, M. Colboc and M. Philippon 1978 –Museum listed as official Monument. Idea to turn the station into a museum came from the Directorate of the Museums of France. 1981 – Italian architect Gae Aulenti was chosen to design the interior. 1986 – July the museum was ready to receive its exhibits. 1986 – December – Museum officially opens by then president Francois Mitterrand.
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Moorestown Friends School 6th Grade
Stade de France!
By Charlie Tanas
Stade de France is the national stadium of France. It can seat 81,338 people to capacity. In Stade de France they host soccer and rugby; they are their two main sports.
The Stade de France was built in May second 1995 and opened on January 28, 1998.It also hosted many major events. Like sports and concerts. Stade de France hosted The Rolling Stones, Madonna, and even the UEFA championâ€™s league.
We made flyers about Paris Monuments to share our research with each other and our families