Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

By Chae Won Park Giant Cedar Tree. Population: 140,000 Nickname: Le Jardin de la France (The Garden of France) Location: Indre-Loire department, on Loire.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "By Chae Won Park Giant Cedar Tree. Population: 140,000 Nickname: Le Jardin de la France (The Garden of France) Location: Indre-Loire department, on Loire."— Presentation transcript:

1 By Chae Won Park Giant Cedar Tree

2 Population: 140,000 Nickname: Le Jardin de la France (The Garden of France) Location: Indre-Loire department, on Loire river Touraine – famous for wines Largest city in Centre region

3 Inhabitants (Tourangeaux) – known for speaking purest form of French Most standard pronunciation Battle of Tours – 732 A.D. Site of Paris-Tours cycling race

4 Source: http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/country/france.html

5 The Old City (le Vieux Tours) – original medieval district Half-timbered buildings la Place Plumereau – town square (http://www.scribd.com/doc/6125142/Le-Vieux-Tours- France)http://www.scribd.com/doc/6125142/Le-Vieux-Tours- France

6 La Place Plumereau Source: http://www.funtouristattractions.com/a/place-plumereau- tours-france/874

7 Saint Gatiens Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint- Gatien de Tours) Roman Catholic Romanesque and Gothic architecture Romanesque – tower buttresses Gothic – ornamentation

8 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tours_Cathedral

9

10 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours (Museum of Fine Arts of Tours) Palais des Archevêques (Archbishops Palace) – former building Classified as monument historique on 27 June 1983 Fairly large collection of paintings, including two by Andrea Mantegna (http://www.tours.fr/culture/musees/bxarts)http://www.tours.fr/culture/musees/bxarts

11 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9e_des_Beaux-Arts_de_Tours

12 Jésus au jardin des oliviers by Andrea Mantegna, 1459 La Résurrection by Andrea Mantegna, 1459

13 TGV – one of main lines Tours Loire Valley Airport - connects the Loire Valley to London Stansted Airport and Dublin Bus service Main central stop - Jean Jaures – next to the Hôtel de Ville and Rue Nationale, the main street of Tours Hôtel de Ville

14 TGV Map Source: http://railway- trains.francetravelholidays.com/tgv/france-tgv-map.htm

15 Tours. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 30 January 2011. Web. 31 January 2011. Site de la Ville de Tours. http://www.scribd.com/doc/6125142/Le- Vieux-Tours-France http://www.tours.fr/culture/musees/bxarts/ http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel- guide/france/tours/index.html


Download ppt "By Chae Won Park Giant Cedar Tree. Population: 140,000 Nickname: Le Jardin de la France (The Garden of France) Location: Indre-Loire department, on Loire."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google