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

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