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L'Île-de-France

Chapter 1 Geoculture

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Notre Dame de Chartres Located just outside l'Île-de-France, this cathedral is known for its stained glass windows.
Versailles In 1682, Louis XIV moved the royal court from Paris to this location.
La Galerie des Glaces A hallway at Versailles castle decorated with mirrors.
Fontainebleau This forest is popular for cycling, rock climbing, and horseback riding.
Le jardin du Luxembourg Kids enjoy sailing boats in the pond of this popular Parisian park.
L'Île de la Cité This island, in the middle of the Seine river, is known as the "cradle of Paris".
La tour Eiffel This monument was the tallest in the world when it was built in 1889.
La Seine This river runs through Paris. It's the second largest river in France.
Le château de Vaux-le-Vicomte This castle,located near Melun, is known for its beautiful garden in a classic style called jardin à la française.
Le brie This cheese, known as the king of chesse, is a specialty of Meaux.
Les pâtisseries éclairs, tartes aux fruits, and millefeuilles are typical French desserts.
Les escargots Originally from Burgundy, snails are popular in restaurants all over the country.
Claude Monet He is one of the most significant painters of the Impressionist movement.
Le Centre Pompidou Also known as Beaubourg. This museum houses the leading collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe.
La fontaine Stravinsky This fountain, near the Beaubourg, consists of sixteen separate sculptures set in motion by the force of the water. It was created by Niki de Saint Phalle.
Napoléon Bonaparte He was emperor of France. He died in exile on an island called St. Helena. His remains are now buried in the Invalides.
La Révolution Française The 14th of July is France's national holiday. It marks the fall of the Bastille prison and is the symbol of the end of the Monarchy.
La Bataille de la Marne In September 1914, French soldiers were transported to the battlefield outside Paris using a fleet of about 600 taxi cabs. This incident is referred to as taxis de la Marne.
Le Parc Astérix In this theme park, you can meet the French comic strip character Astérix and his friends.
Disneyland Paris Opened its doors in Marne-la-Vallée in 1992.
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