A look at the physical, cultural, and traditions of the historic nation of France
France is an octagon in shape. Physical Map of France The northern region of France is mostly plains covered with cities Southern France has the Pyrenees in the Southwest and Alps in the Southeast Central France holds Massif Central, a higher region in elevation, is sparsely populated.
France is a plethora of art and architecture that is capitalized by Paris. Paris, or the “City of Lights”, is its own art museum headed with the Eiffel Tower (top right) and the Arc de Triomphe (bottom)
France is the art capital of Europe ranging from mosaic paintings to historical poems With the father of modern art, Edouard Manet, France has evolved from simple paintings to the advanced forms of impressionism. Impressionism by Monet (not Manet, two different people)
France has changed French Historicalgovernments several times Changesand changed its bordersnumerous times.France started as a mere stateof Rome and became one ofEurope’s most powerfulnations.France also has a history tornby two World Wars, aRevolution, and the rise andfall of an Empire.
France started as the Roman territory Gaul After the fall of Rome the Franks took the land and spread their own kingdom The French language originated in Paris and spread to the rest of the nation later.
France has gone from occupying nations under Napoleon to being occupied under Nazi rule The location of France makes it so easy to wage war with easy access to the other powerful nations in Europe, it has Spain to the direct west , Germany to the east, and England to the North France first arrived with warfare in the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) followed by the French Revolution in the 1700’s The Napoleonic Wars followed and concluded with a bitter ending for the French After that there was World War I (1914- 1918) and World War II (1939-1945), in each France was conquered by Germany and saved by the Americans at the last minute.