6th grade French Section Z
Table of Contents Musée d’Orsay
Château de Fontainebleau
Arc de Triomphe
Château de Versailles
Basilique du Sacré Cœur
Jardin du Luxembourg
Château de Chambord
Musée du Louvre
Stade de France
It opened to the public on Dec. 9, 1986 Before being used as a museum it was used as a post office during WWII, a movie set, a theater and an auction house. It was built because the French government wanted to turn the building into a museum because it was mostly abandoned It was built by: Lucien Magne, Emile Benard, and Victor Laloux http://2.bp.blogspot.com/ It is located in the centre of Paris on _MAQ4tCpiLk/UTzka6eMJhI/AAAAAAAA WQI/YfkSde604f0/s1600/Van_Gogh_Starr y_Night_Over_the_Rhone.jpg the banks of the Seine It is famous because it has a collection of painting especially impressionist paintings from 1848 to 1914 In 2012 there was 3,579,130 visitors
Château de Fontainebleau Château de Fontainebleau is a beautiful, pretty, not crowded place. It has over 1500 rooms and is 130 acres. François I built the Château de Fontainebleau in 1528 CE. It is located 55 kilometers from the center of Paris.
The Château de Fontainebleau was built around a series of courtyards. The Château de Fontainebleau was built in a famous forest for hunting. The Château Forest has a lot of endangered animals. There were many rulers who lived in the Château de Fontainebleau. For example Capetiens, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte, and Orleans all stayed there. Napoleon mostly loved it because he named it “house of the centuries” and he refurnished the Château de Fontainebleau in 1804.
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Arc de Triomphe
Jean Franços Thérès Chalgrin built it in 1806 CE. Napoléon issued the building after his victory in Austerlitz, with his generals names engraved in the Arc. Napoléon died before it was finished in 1836 CE. It has a massive size of 164 feet tall, 148 feet wide, and 72 feet deep.
The Arc de Triomphe is located in Champs-‐ Élysées, Paris.
It is special to France for many reasons: 1. It’s pretty to look at. 2. Its massive size. 3. Its location. 4. It represents soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic and revolutionary war.
France didn’t always own the Arc. In World War II when Germany attacked France, Germany took possession of France in 1940 until the allies won it back in 1944.
The Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles)
This wonderful palace started off as a hunting lodge. Louis XIV’s hunting spot was right around the general area of Versailles. This project kicked off in 1623 CE. Soon after this lodge was turned into the residents of the royal family of France. Philibert LeRoy, Louis Le Vau and Jules Hardouin Mansart built this beautiful palace; each had a specific floor to build. This establishment was one of the most expensive things to build in the world Now a day this establishment is a museum open to the public. This great place has many stories to share and things to see many traditions and celebrations. Mirrors were a sign of great wealth in France and not only did the palace have mirrors it had a whole hall of mirrors! !
FUN FACTS! There were 4 other people who made alterations to the palace. • There are different rooms for each Roman god. • It was a house for royalty for more than 100 years. • André Le Nôtre was the man who arranges statues vases and the fountains in the Palace. •
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12/18/13 Sacre Coeur Michael DeMercurio
The Sacre Coeur was a monumental cathedral that is higher than the tip of the Eiffel Tower due to the fact that is on top of a big hill. It was started in 1876 in the beautiful town of Montmartre, from the 18th arrondissement. A man named Paul Abadie who had made two other cathedrals created the Project of building it.
The Sacre Coeur is made out of very white bricks that can be attributed from the blocks from the Chateau Landon. This is the top view from the Sacre Coeur and this person in technically standing higher than the Eiffel Tower and he can thank Lucein Magne who took Charge after Abadie had died in 1884. This picture to the right is the inside of the Sacre Coeur. It was comfirmed as the Basilica Project which was finished in 1914 when people could be allowed in. Inside is very beautiful and has icons of Mary and Christ
Jardin Du Luxembourg By Hannah Feinberg
v The Jardin du Luxembourg is 65 acres and is known for its fountains, sculptures, ponds, flowerbeds and more.
v The inspiration for the park was from the Boboli garden at the Pitti Palace. v Architect Salomon de Brosse also built it. v The duke of Luxembourg originally owned it. v There is a bronze replica of the state of Liberty, which was built in 1861. v The original park was built at 6e Arrondissement, 75006 Paris, France in 1625. However, it didn’t reach its current look until 1790. v The palace there was used as a prison in 1794 during the French Revolution. v The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is housed in the Palais du Luxembourg.
Centre Georges Pompidou It was built from 1971-1977. It took about 6 years and completed on January 31st of 1977. GTMtm builders literally made it but there were 3 architects involved. Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and Gianfranco Franchini. You can find it at 19 Rue Beaubourg Paris, France. In past years some very well known and famous artists have had their art featured there. The Building it’s self is like a modern art piece, which fits because the Centre Georges Pompidou is a modern art museum. It really stands out in the sometimes “gray city” because it is colorful. It’s also 7 stories high. Some very interesting pieces are housed there. So why not consider giving this place a visit, because it’s definitely worth it!
Château de Chambord By Chase Gottlieb
Facts About the Chambord: Building began September 6th 1519 until 1547** **It took 28 years to build but was never finished It was built by Pierre Nepveu and Domenico da Cortona under the rule of King François I It is located in Blois, France It was built as a hunting lodge for King François I It is the largest castle in Loire Valley It is well known for its architecture, which is a mix of French and Italian classical traditions It has 440 rooms, 77 staircases, and a fireplace for every day of the year Leonardo da Vinci had a big part in the design of it
The Eiffel Tower By Katia Hehn !
The!Eiffel!Tower!was!built!by! Alexandre!–!Gustave!Eiffel!in! 1889!as!the!entrance!to!the! World’s!Fair!and!also!to! celebrate!the!100th!anniversary! of!the!French!Revolution.!!The! French!government!had!asked! Eiffel!to!build!a!unique!structure! which!had!never!been!done! before,!and!that’s!how!he! designed!the!Eiffel!Tower.!
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Even!though!the!Eiffel!Tower!is!such!a! wellHknown!landmark!all!over!the! globe,!that’s!not!what!makes!it!famous.!! The!Eiffel!Tower!is!famous!and!special! because!until!1930!when!the!Chrysler! Building!in!New!York!was!completed,! the!Eiffel!Tower!was!the!tallest! structure!in!the!world.!Being!1050!ft.! tall!and!made!entirely!of!an!iron!open! latticework!weighing!about!10,000! tons!all!together.!Until!Alexandre!–! Gustave!Eiffel!actually!designed!and! built!the!Eiffel!Tower;!this!kind!of! structure!was!thought!impossible.!
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This amusement park was built in honor of the Astérix books, written by Réne Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.
The Company that operates this amazing park is called Compagnie des Alpes.
The stories took place in about 50 CE. Villagers had magic potions that kept the Romans out and made them invincible. The park is based on Astérix’s fight against the Romans.
Parc Astérix is located in Plailly, in the department of Oise. This is approximately 35 miles away from Paris.
Come and visit Parc Astérix’s worlds! At the park, you can see Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, Travel Through Time, Welcome to Gaul, and The Vikings.
Parc Astérix is perfect for the whole family! It has plenty of rides and activities for young kids looking for fun and for relaxed parents who are there to watch.
Some of Parc Astérix’s best attractions are… Oziris, a 40-meter high rollercoaster! SOS Numerobis, which is a medium sized roller coaster that looks like a train! Le Grande Splatch, a thrilling water ride that has an 11-meter drop at the end! Goudrix, a 36 meters high, seven loop rollercoaster that will leave your head spinning at the end!
You can also see all kinds of interesting shows. There are dolphin and sea lion shows. There is a meet your favorite character show. There are different shows according to season.
The Louvre By Aaron Klein
It is one the largest and most visited museums in the world
It is 220 years old
Initially built in the late 12th century by Philippe Auguste, who was King of France.
It is located on the banks of the Seine
After the French Revolution, it opened as a museum in 1793
The Louvre has 35,000 works of art in 60,600 m² of rooms devoted to permanent collections, with 2,410 windows, 3,000 locks and 10,000 steps
The glass Pyramid built by I. M. Pei opened on March 30, 1989. Rising from the center of the Cour Napoléon, it is the main entrance to the museum
The Mona Lisa is at the Louvre
Sade de France By, William LoCascio v The stadium holds 81,338 people v It held the 1998 World Cup v It holds Soccer, Rugby , Running, and concerts v Justin Timberlake is having a world tour at Stade de France on April 26, 2014 v It was built on May 2, 1995 v It opened on January 28, 1998 v It took 31 months v It coast 290 million Euros v It was built by Macary, Zunléna, Regembal, and Constantin 4 architects v This landmark is in Saint- Denis France bv.58187178,d.aWc&psig=AFQjCNEbZf2kYKjZxLwe1nVEnVbh1KS_bQ&ust=1387463174929641http://www.google.com/u rl?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&docid=PXnD8JWAS3ghcM&tbnid=IB8Eiq9P4WhrsM:&ved=0CAUQjR w&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.architecture-
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THE PANTHÉON IS A MAUSOLEUM BUILT OVER 31 YEARS THAT HOLDS MANY FAMOUS FRENCH DEAD PEOPLE INCLUDING MARIE CURIE, VICTOR HUGO, VOLTAIRE, AND ROUSSEAU. IS WAS BUILT AS A REPLACEMENT OF THE RUINED CHURCH OF SAINTE-GENIVIEVE. h t tp://karenandkim.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/pantheon.jpg
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THE PANTHÉON WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A REPLACEMENT OF THE CHURCH OF SAINTE-GENIVIEVE, BUT WAS CONVERTED TO A MAUSOLEUM BECAUSE IT WAS COMPLETED AT THE START OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. CONSTRUCTION STARTED IN 1757, AND CEASED IN 1791. IT WAS BUILT INDER THE RULE OF KING LOUIS XV.
THE PANTHÉON IS LOCATED IN THE LATIN QUARTER OF PARIS, FRANCE, IN THE FIFTH ARONDISSEMENT ON THE MONATGNE SAINTE-GENEVIÈVE. IT IS BUILT OF ALL STONE AND MARBLE, AND STANDS 272 FEET TALL.
Henry Powell Ordered by Bishop Maurice to be built
Has Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows
Was damaged in the French Revolution and was later repaired by Viollet-le-Duc Its official name is CathĂ¨dral Notre-Dame de Paris
One of its most famous decorations are stone gargoyles designed to carry rain water out of its mouth The Notre Dame is the most visited monument in France
Largest bell is called Emmanuel weighing in at 13 tons
Moulin Rouge was built in October of 1889. Joseph Oller built it and it is in Paris, France. The Moulin Rouge was a dance hall and it is the birth of the can-‐can dance.
The can-‐can dance is a fast paced dance that is preformed in the Moulin Rouge. The dance had high kicks, cartwheels, and splits. Later, this dance was thought to be shocking because when women were preforming it they wouldn’t were anything under their dresses.
The Moulin Rouge was burnt down. Everybody was devastated because everybody loved the dance hall. All people that were working to rebuild it had to work fast. When the Moulin Rouge was complete it was bigger and better than before.