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A Guided Tour of Paris by Mme Meisters 7 th grade French class The Academy for Science and Foreign Language Huntsville, Alabama
Where is Paris? Paris is located on the Seine River in north-central France. Paris was first settled in the 3 rd cent. BC by the Parisii. Today, Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world. (Insert here a map of Europe with France shaded and a map of the country of France to show location of Paris) Use the websites listed at end of the slideshow to locate necessary maps, pictures, and diagrams for the insert here suggestions.
A birds-eye view Paris is divided into 20 districts called arrondissements The Louvre is located in the 1 st, the Eiffel Tower in the 7 th and the Arc de Triomphe in the 8 th. (Insert a map of the 20 arrondissements of Paris)
The Louvre Museum The Louvre Museum was formerly the palace of the kings of France it is now one of the greatest museums in the world. Over 800 years old, the Louvre palace is located in the 1 st arrondissement along the Seine River. (Insert a picture of the Louvre Museum)
From the Louvre to Notre Dame From the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre metro stop, take the yellow line two stops to Châtelet. Change to the brown line (Montparnasse Bienvenue) and go one stop to Cité. (Insert a metro map of Paris)
The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris One of the greatest gothic cathedrals in the world, Notre Dame de Paris is located on the Ile de la Cité in the Seine River. Begun in 1163, it took about 200 years to complete. (Insert pictures of Notre Dame de Paris)
From Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower From the Cité metro stop at Notre Dame Cathedral, take the purple line (Porte dOrléans) two stops to Odéon. Take the green line six stops to La Motte-Picquet Grenelle. Take the blue line (Charles de Gaulle-Etoile) two stops to Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel. (Insert Paris Metro Map)
La Tour Eiffel The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889. Located in the 7 th arrondissement, it is 300 meters tall and weighs 7000 tons. (Insert picture of the Eiffel Tower)
From the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe From the Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel metro stop, take the blue line five stops to Place Charles de Gaulle- Etoile. (Insert picture of the Paris Metro Map)
The Arc de Triomphe The Arc de Triomphe was dedicated in 1836 to glorify the French army. It is located in the 8 th arrondissement at the Place Charles de Gaulle- Etoile. (Insert picture of Arc de Triomphe)
From the Arc de Triomphe to Sacré Coeur From the Place Charles de Gaulle- Etoile metro stop, take the purple line eight stops to Pigalle. Then take the orange line (Porte de la Chapelle) one stop to Abbesses Butte Montmartre. (Insert metro map of Paris)
Sacré Coeur The Basilica of Sacré Coeur was proposed after the Franco-Prussian in 1870. It is located on Montmartre in the 18 th arrondissement. (Insert picture of Basilica of Sacre Coeur )
Des grands monuments de Paris! (Insert collection of famous landmarks of Paris)
Works Cited PHOTOS AND MAPS: ARC DE TRIOMPHE: www.cybevasion.fr/.../75/ quartier-champs-elysees.html EIFFEL TOWER: www.oir.ucf.edu/wm/paris/img/ eiffel.nuit-fontaines.jpg SACRE COEUR: www.oir.ucf.edu/wm/paris/img/ montmartre.sacre-coeur.jpg LOUVRE MUSEUM: www.rjgeib.com/biography/europe/ france/france.html NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL: www.vitruvio.ch/arc/ingrandimenti/ g_notredameparis_02.htm FRANCE MAP: www.cnn.com/WORLD/maps/ france.paris.jpg PARIS METRO MAP: http://lodging-france.com/paris-info/paris-mapmetro.htm PARIS MAP: www.pariserve.tm.fr/quartier/decouv.htm Microsoft ClipArt INFORMATION: www.vitruvio.ch/arc/ingrandimenti/ g_notredameparis_02.htm http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ http://www.louvre.fr/louvrea.htm http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/paris/history.htm
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