Paris Stéphane Raphaël Monique Louise
History of Paris • In 987, Hugh Capet became king of France, and Paris became France’s capital.
Baron Haussmann Rebuilds Paris • In 1853-70, Baron rebuilt Paris. • He made the roads bigger. • He built new buildings.
Arc De Triomphe • Construction began in the early 1800’s and was completed in 1836. • Napolean had the Arc De Triomphe built to honor those who fought for France during his regime. This is the view from the top of the arc. The Arc De Triomphe is located at the end of the very famous Champs-Elysées.
Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower) • It was created in 1889 for the World Exposition. It was only meant to stay up for the duration of the exposition, however, it still remains up to this day. At first, many Parisians were completely opposed to it remaining. Now, everyone loves it and it is what makes Paris known as the City of Lights. • It was created by Gustave Eiffel. The Eiffel Tower stands at 300 meters tall which is twice as high as the Washington Monument.
Musée du Louvre • The Louvre is a famous Art museum in Paris, France. • It was opened in 1793. • It is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the first arrondissement. (district) • The Louvre was actually a palace before it was a museum. • The Louvre is home to one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous painting, The Mona Lisa (La Jaconde).
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris • Located in Paris, France. • Construction began in 1163. • The monument was completed in 1345. • It’s a Gothic, Catholic cathedral. • It is one of the first buildings to use flying buttresses which are support beams. • Several organs were put in over the course of Notre Dame’s existence.
La Seine • Major river that runs through the quarters of France • 776 km, 2nd longest river • Cuts Paris into the Right Bank and the Left Bank
Paris District • Divided into 20 districts • Each district is known by their number. • Ile de La Cité-the city: An island in the middle of the Seine
Works Cited • http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/Paris/Paris_history.shtml • http://www.parisnotes.com/timeline/paristimeline.html • http://www.bonjourlafrance.com/france-geography/france-rivers/seine-river-paris.htm • http://about-france.com/paris-quarters-districts.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathédrale_Notre-Dame_de_Paris
Practice Links: • http://paris.angloinfo.com/games/hangman.asp • http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp?bmLocale=en • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWBWoZI8n3E • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DAqPst3gY • http://www.aviewoncities.com/gallery/paris.htm