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  2. 2. I was born inAlsace, nearStrasbourg.My dad’ s family is from East of France.My mom’ s family isfrom West of France
  3. 3. There are some beautiful tracks of the prehistoric humans in France, worth visitingLascaux Cave is famous for its cave paintings 17000 years old.In Antic times, France was populated by the Celtes. In Carnac, Britany – northWest of France you can see Dolmens. When the Romans invaded thecountry, they named the Celtes of old France : the Gaulois.
  4. 4. Jules Cesar ‘s troops invaded France in 58 before JC till the end of Roman times.From this periods, some beautiful buildings remained in France.The very famous French comicbook serie Asterix illustrates in afunny way the Gaul and Romantime. The first book was made in1959, 33 to follow, translated in100 languages. Check one outat the library! They are very fun.
  5. 5. After Roman times, the Middle Age started about 500 after BC. The first King ofFrance is Clovis – means Louis in old times. At the end of his reign, Paris was thecapital of now called France. The Middle Age covers a very long period. It finishedin the 15th century. Many kings ruled and transformed France.Notre Dame Poitiers – 12century – roman styleNotre Dameof Paris – 12century –gothic styleCarcassonne cityChâteau de Pierrefonds – end ofMiddle Age
  6. 6. After the Middle Age, Francois 1rst was a famous King. France was very richunder his reign. Many beautiful castles were built. Education, invention, culturewere developed. France explorers were venturing the seas as Jacques Cartierwho discovered Canada.Fontainebleau Chambord
  7. 7. Probably the most famous King of France, he reigned for 72 years and was knownas the Sun King. He was very powerful and an absolute monarch which meanseverybody in the kingdom had to obey him, pay taxes and had no right to act, evensay things against the King. He spent a lot of money in wars, country conquests, incastles and feasts. He called himself not using I but He. He is also worldwideknown for the creator of the Chateau de Versailles, the home of Kings from 1682 tillrevolution.
  8. 8. After years of strong monarchy, wars, extreme wealth for a minority ofpeople, extreme poverty for the rest, French people could not accept the absolutecontrol of a King on them. They revolted against the King, Louis 16th, and attackedthe jail Bastille as a symbol. The King and the Queen were arrested and executed.The most important resulted of this revolt is the end of Monarchy and theDeclaration of Human Rights - the basis of democracy. The ideas of the Frenchrevolution were used for the American revolution as well.
  9. 9. It took many years, many governments to put in place the French Republic. Sincethe Revolution, it is a Democracy, with a President elected every 5 years. OurPresident is elected directly by the French citizens. Today, our President isFrancois Hollande.
  10. 10. The Louvre, the most famous museum of France, in Paris.Arc de TriompheTour Eiffel Basilic Sacre Coeur
  11. 11. Mont St MichelMillau viaduct holds the world record forthe tallest bridge, culminating at 343meters (higher than the Eiffel tower), 2460meters long and touching the bottom ofthe Tarn valley in only 9 places.
  12. 12. Moliere writer in 17th centuryVictor Hugo in 19th centuryAntoine de Saint-Exupéry in 20thcenturySome very famous painters from last centuryClaude Monet Pierre Renoir Edgar Degas
  13. 13. 1. Wine has been made in France since roman empire.2. French cuisine is considered one of the best cuisines in the world andthere is an average of 2 cooking books being published every day.3. France is famous for having many castles, palaces and manors. Its saidto have around 40,000 castles.4. There are more than 300 kinds of cheese made in France.5. One of the most popular symbols in France is the Eiffel tower which is afamous tourist attraction that stands at 300 meters tall.
  14. 14. Hello = BonjourThank you = MerciGood bye = au revoirWelcome = bienvenuFriend = amiPlease = s’ il vous plaitThank you all for sharing some information about my country. I hopeyou are enjoying it.