Presentation on theme: "La France, la langue française et le monde francophone."— Presentation transcript:
la France, la langue française et le monde francophone
Pourquoi parler français? 7. For many people, France evokes style and elegance 1.French is an international language 2. French is an important diplomatic language 8. Knowning French will enrich your English 3. French is the 2 nd language on the internet 5. France is a leader in the world of art and literature 4. France is a technologically advanced country 9. Knowing French will help you on tests and in college 6. France is a prime tourist destination 10. Knowing French will be useful in your career
Bonjour, la France! Connaissez-vous la France? – In land mass, France is the second largest country in Western Europe. It is smaller than Texas, but bigger than California – France is a very diversified country with the highest mountains in Europe and a coastline along the Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Les Alpes et Chamonix The Alpes are located in the east of France along its border with Italy Chamonix is located in a valley in the Alpes at the foot of Massif du Blanc (the highest mountain in Europe). It is a famous ski resort and the 1924 Olympics were held there
La Côte d’Azur The French Riveria, or la Côte d’Azur, stretches about 100 miles along the Mediterranean, from the Toulon area to the Italian border. For the French, the Côte d’Azur is their favorite summer vacation place.
Les Pyrénées The Pyrénées are a high mountain chain which separates France from Spain (l’Espagne)
Les Châteaux de la Loire There are many castles located in the Loire Valley. Many were built by the French kings nearly 500 years ago. Le Château de Chenonceau is one of the most famous castles and was finished in 1521. Part of the castle sits on a bridge over a river.
Paris! Paris, the capital of France, is also its economic, intellectual, and artistic center. For many people, Paris is the most beautiful city in the world.
Paris: Montmartre Montmartre is a neighborhood in Paris known for being a home to artists. The white, domed Sacré-Cœur church sits atop the hill and can be seen from many parts of Paris.
Bonjour, les Français! La France Capitale: Paris Population: 60 (soixante) million d’habitants Drapeau: bleu, blanc, rouge Devise: liberté, égalité, fraternité Monnaie: l’euro Origine de la population: multi-ethnique (européen, nord-africaine, africaine, asiatique) Principales religions pratiquées: catholique, musulmane, juive, protestante