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Paris

Paris (Inquiry Week)

TermDefinition
Former name of Paris Lutèce/ Lutetia
one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine Île de la Cité, also know as 'le berceau de Paris'
Paris population (central) 3 million
Paris nickname 'La ville Lumière' (The City of Lights)
river that divides the city into 2 banks La Seine
the two banks Paris is divides into la Rive Droite (north) and la Rive Gauche (south)
the student quarter located on the left bank the Quartier Latin
oldest bridge in Paris the Pont Neuf
"one of the richest museums in the world that was formerly a palace of kings, located on the right bank" The Louvre
famous paintings the Louvre houses the Mona Lisa (la Jocande)
How many 'arrondissements' (districts) is Paris divided into? 20
patron saint of Paris Sainte Genevièveon
originally built as a church to honor the patron saint of Paris, now used as a burial place for illustrious Frenchmen Père Lachaise
structure of contemporary architecture that houses a museum of modern art Centre Pompidou
majestic Gothic cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris
a white church situated at the top of Montmartre and in the form of a mosque Sacré Coeur
formerly a forest largest park in the western end of Paris Bois de Boulogne
built for Napolean t commemorate his victories the tomb of the unknown soldier is below and lighted by the eternal flame
oldest University of Paris the Sorbonne
2 major airports Charles de Gaulle and Orly
underground train network le Métropolitain or le Métro
historic palace built for Louis XIV Versailles
in the Montmartre area artists display their work
students' residences La Cité Universitaire
department store in Paris "les Galeries Lafayette
one of the six large stations of the SNCF mainline network for Paris Gare du Nord
Created by: WelshPolyglot