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  • 1. La Géographie et les Points de Repère de la France
    Buaillom, Flag of France
  • 2. Les Rivières(The Rivers)
    La Seine
    Flows through Paris
    Tourist rides by boat
    The waterway separating the city
    Somewhat polluted; swimming against the law
    Alainlm, Seine River
  • 3. Les Rivières
    La Rhone
    Originates in Switzerland
    Divides into 2 rivers: Great Rhone & Little Rhone
    Major trade route
    used by Greeks and Romans
    Pennington, Rhone River
  • 4. Les Rivières
    La Garonne
    Runs through city of Toulouse
    Hospital situated on coast of Garonne
    Located in Southwest France
    Also located in Northern Spain
    Jamiecat, Garonne River
  • 5. Les Rivières
    La Loire
    The main river in France
    Located by the City of Nantes; Loire Valley
    Longest river in France
    Contains many tributaries
    Castle country seen from Loire River
    Château Chenonceau
    Sybarite48, La Loire et Chenonceau
  • 6. Les Forêts (The Forests)
    Forêt de la Hardt
    Tourist site with walking trails
    Nature and wildlife protected by government
    Louis XIV hunted here during his reign
    Located in Alsace; province in France
    Colinedwards99, Hardt Forest
  • 7. Les Forêts
    Forêt du Donon
    Surrounds the mountains of Donon
    Historic Roman objects uncovered
    Roads built through this forest
    Guided tourist walks provided
    Petit, Donon roadside
  • 8. Les Forêts
    Forêt de Haguenau
    Largest forest in France
    Medieval village situated there
    Various rivers and streams run through
    Wrigley, stream in Haguenau
  • 9. Les Forêts
    Forêtd’Obernai
    Located in Strasbourg, France
    Most mountainous forest in France
    Large coniferous forest
    Hiking trails
    Large blueberry population
    Tristan, Obernai Forest
  • 10. Les Montagnes (The Mountains)
    Les Alps
    Situated in France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Switzerland
    Divided into Western and Eastern Alps
    Highest cable car in world found here
    50 million visitors per year
    Contains Mount Blanc
    Highest point in mountain range
    Situated on French/Italian border
    Stefanovic, winter alps
  • 11. Les Montagnes
    …On fait du ski (skiing in the Alps)
    Many resorts accessible by railways
    Popular summer and winter vacation
    Alpine lakes for swimming in summer
    Snowboarding, skiing, sledding
    in the winter
    Stephanovic, skiing in Alps
  • 12. Les Points de Repère (Landmarks)
    La Tour Eiffel
    Located in Paris
    Built in 1889, by Gustave Eiffel
    Constructed for upcoming World Fair
    3 levels with working elevator
    Largest tourist attraction in France
    1050 feet tall
    Markopolous, Eiffel Tower
  • 13. Les Points de Repère
    L’arc de Triomphe
    Located in Paris, France
    Right bank of La Seine
    160 feet tall
    Beneath lies “Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers”
    WWII
    Situated on “Avenue des Champs-Élysées”
    Famous street in Paris
    SantiMB, Arch of Triumph
  • 14. Les Points de Repère
    Sacre-Coeur
    Roman Catholic Basilica in Paris
    Made of entirely white stone
    Large tourist attraction
    Completed in 1914
    Situated on summit of Montmartre
    Highest point in city
    Rita Crane, Sacre-Coeur
  • 15. Les Points de Repère
    Château Villandry
    Situated in Loire Valley
    Completed in 1536, by Jean le Breton
    Known for famous geometric gardens
    Tourist visitation of castle, gardens or both.
    Franz St., Villandry and Gardens
  • 16. References
    PHOTOS
    Xavier Buaillom, National Flag of France, October 7 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Alainlm, Panoramic view of La Seine, January 17 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Brian Pennington, By the Rhone, July 15 2005 via Flickr, Attribution License
    Jamiecat, L'hôpital de La Grave; vue de la rive droite de la Garonne, July 28, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Sybarite48, Le château de Chenonceau (Indre et Loire), June 11 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Colinedwards99, Fontainebleu 2005, May 3 2005 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution License
    Todd Petit, Mountain and Roadside, July 11 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Gordon Wrigley, Forest Stream, February 10 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Tristan, Bluberries Forest, May 9 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Katarina Stefanovic, Choose a Place for Yourself, December 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Katarina Stefanovic , Parsenn - panorama 2, December 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    RuyBarbosa Pinto, Torre Eiffel - Tour Eiffel - Eiffel Tower - 巴黎鐵塔, October 22 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Stavros Markopolous, Tour Eiffel, March 10 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    SantiMB, Triompfe, August 23 2033 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Rita Crane, View of Montmartre & SacreCoeur in Paris, March 29 2005 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    Franz St., Castle and gardens of Villandry, October 24 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License
    INFORMATION
    Mont Blanc shrinks by 45cm in two years". The Sydney Morning Herald. 6 November 2009. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/mont-blanc-shrinks-by-45cm-in-two-years-20091106-i0kk.html.
    A hand book up the Seine. G.F. Cruchley, 81, Fleet Street, 1840. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QdwDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA1&dq=the+seine&hl=en&ei=kigRTJfHBcah4QbcxbHNBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=falseRetrieved 2010-06-10