6th grade French Section y
Table of Contents Jardin du Luxembourg
Musée du Louvre
Arc de Triomphe
Château de Fontainebleau
Axel (Jack H)
Stade de France
Père Lachaise Cemetery
Château de Versailles
Jardin du Luxemburg
ChloĂ¨ Chloe Blackmon
It is know for the beautiful ponds, flowers, fountains, statues and more
It is located in 6th arrondissements 75006, Paris
It was built in 1625 by architect Salomon de Brosse for the duke of Luxembourg They started to construct it in 1612 and ended around 1625 http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/266/b/2/paris___jardin_du_luxembourg_2_by_kenjinapics-d2zbdoy.jpg
Moulin Rouge Makayla Boxley (Romane) Moulin Rouge was a place where people would go to see dance performances. But before it became Moulin Rouge it was the old, run down White Queen Dance Hall. In 1889 Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler bought the old hall and transformed it into the Moulin Rouge. It’s name means “Red Windmill” which refers to the red windmill at Moulin Rouge. Now the Moulin Rouge is a modernday cabaret.
Moulin Rouge is now famous because the iconic “cancan” dance was first performed there. The Moulin Rouge was later nicknamed “Le Premier Palais des Femmes” which means The First Palace of Women in french. There was even a movie made about the Moulin Rouge! http://madamesalvador.wordpress.com/
MusĂŠe du Louvre The Worldâ€™s Most Impressive Museum From all over the World Though the Louvre has always been in France, its vast art collection reaches all the way to Mesopotamia, including the amazing cultures of Greece, Italy, Egypt and of course, France.
The Louvre: Past and Present
The Louvre has journeyed Works of through multiple uses, Art beginning with its use as a military fort, in 1990. Then, Windows it was home to the French monarchy for three Locks centuries, and one century when it lay dormant. It was Steps later proposed that the Louvre should be a Rooms museum, housing all sorts of art, and in 1793, the Louvre opened publically.
The 1980s and 1990s were huge times for Louvre renovations. Perhaps the most impressive was the immense steel and glass pyramid entrance, made by I. M. Pei. Thanks from: -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Louvre_Pyramid.jpg -http://www.neiu.edu/~acmaragh/Part.html -http://www.illinoisaaf.org/monalisa-leonardo-davinci-and-louvre-museum-paris/
The Louvre is home to over 35,000 pieces of Art. In the Museum, there are 2,410 fancy windows. 3,000 locks protect the beauty of the Louvre. Need Exercise? The Louvre has 10,000 steps for you to climb. 60, 600 m2 of rooms are in the Louvre.
The Panthéon is a church/burial ground. It was built because it replaced another church. This church is located in Paris. The Reason why it is famous is because it is a burial ground. http://anthony.atkielski.pagesperso-‐ orange.fr/PantheonLarge.jpg
The architect was James-‐ Germain Soufflot and Jean-‐ Baptiste Rondelet. The person that ordered the Panthéon to be built was Louis XV.
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• Stands 50 meters high, 45 meters wide, and 22 meters deep
• Built to worship the French army
• Built in 1806-1814 then stopped for 18 years until they started again for 4 years in 1832-1836
Château de Fontainebleau
Château de Fontainebleau was a palace to house kings, queens, emperors, and dukes. King Louis VII first built it.
The Château de Fontainebleau had great paintings and architecture. Leonardo da Vinci did some paintings. The palace is 55 kilometers away from the center of Paris. It has been added onto since 1515. Napoleon lived in this house. http://www.linternaute.com/photo_numerique/temoignage/temoignage/275778/chateau-‐de-‐fontainebleau/ http://www.musee-‐chateau-‐fontainebleau.fr/spip.php?lang=en http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden/chateau_de_fontainebleau
Musée d’Orsay Caroline Hanamirian
● The Museum was originally built as a train station in 1898-1900 ● The building was originally built by Émile Bénard, Lucien Magne, and Victor Laloux ● Its located in Paris, France on the left side of the Seine River http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02465/musee_2465383b.jpg
● The Musée d’Orsay as a train station took about 2 years to build ● The Museum has a famous gold clock at the entrance so passengers could see the time when the waited for their train, back when it was a train station ● The museum holds art from 1848-1995 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/80/MuseeOrsay_20070324.jgp
Astérix Amusement Park in France Located North of Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport Built in 1989
Welcome to Gaul
Your family will love visiting Parc Asterix. The park is based on cartoon stories of Asterix, a Gaul and his friend. Visit all 6 Worlds of Parc Asterix. Ride the Rollercoasters
Parc Astérix is a popular amusement park with 6 worlds: Egypt, Roman Empire, Ancient Greece, Welcome to Gaul, Vikings and Travel through Time. 32 rides including the 2nd longest wooden rollercoaster in Europe called Zeus.
Other Rides Include: Ozilris, SOS Numérobis, la trace du hourra, Menhir express, Le grand splatch, Le Delfi de Ceaser, Romuset rapid, Tonnerre zeus, L’hydre de Lerne, Le Cheval de tourie. http://www.parcasterix.fr/en/home
LA TOUR EIFFEL By Bernard • Built by Gustave Eiffel and his company in 1889 • Named after Gustave Eiffel • Built for world exposition in 1889 for the celebration of the French Revolution in 1789 • Famous for being the tallest man-made structure when it surpassed the height of the Washington Monument
• Eiffel Tower held the title for 40 years until the Chrysler building was built
• Averages seven million tourists per year and a huge tourist attraction
Stade de France
In 1804 there were only 13 graves, to this day there is 393 graves in the cemetery.
Cathedrale de Notre Dame by josh Riddick
The cathedral is located in Paris, France on the eastern end of the island Ile de la Cité Construction was initiated by Bishop Maurice de Sully who was the bishop of Paris in 1160 CE Construction of of cathedral was started by the bishop because he was very religious and he dedicated the church to the Virgin Mary Construction took around 200 years The cathedral was built on the ruins of two earlier churches and then converted into one large cathedral This church is a gothic style cathedral and one of the most famous of the Middle Ages Cathedral is famous for its size, age and architectural design and detail
Carte Georges Pompidou
● Opened in 1977
● Fine art museum ● This building is known for its crazy architecture. ● It was voted six on ten places to go in Paris by Times Magazine. ● Holds over 60,000 pieces of art. ● Named after a man who fought in World War II, Georges Pompidou. ● Third most visited Paris attraction with about 5.5 visitors a year! ● 60,000 pieces of art! (2nd largest 20th century collection of art in the world)
Opera Garnier The Opera Garnier was built in 1861 to 1875. Charles Garnier built it. The Opera Garnier is located at the Place de l’Opera. It took fourteen years to build and it took longer to build because there was an underground lake.
The Opera Garnier was built because it was designed for Emperor Napoleon III. Napoleon III had it built as part of the renovations works in the capital.
Opera Garnier is famous because it is one of the largest theatres in the world. It is called Palais Garnier because it is a masterpiece. It is very impressive. Both the outside and the inside is luxurious. It is one of the famous opera houses in the world. It is the setting for the novel “Phantom of the Opera.” www.aviewoncities.com
Chateau de Versailles
The famous Hall of Mirrors (Galerie des Glaces) is one of the most remarkable and ornate parts of the palace. of-‐versailles-‐facts-‐history.html
The palace started off as a small hunting lodge for Louis XIII in 1624, Louis XIV built the palace famous for its pomposity. Magnificently landscaped parks surround the royal residence and seat of government.