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Marissa Wood

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Transcript of Paris

Marissa Wood
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France.
Paris is also known as
"La Ville-Lumière"
"The City of Light".
The currency in Paris is Euros.
The language is French.
Some of the most popular attractions are....
The Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum
Notre Dame Cathedral
Arc de Triomphe
Paris' original name was Lutetia Parisiorum.
The Eiffel Tower was originally supposed to be temporary, it was almost torn down in 1909.
Louvre Museum
displays the famous
Mona Lisa
Notre Dame Cathedral
is one of the largest religious buildings in the world.
Champs-Elysées is one of the most famous avenues, and is also used for celebrations.
The construction of the
Arc de Triomphe
was ordered by Napoleon, the French Emperor.
Roman Ruins
Paris is divided into 20 districts called "arrondissements".
There are only two opera houses in Paris.
Who founded Paris?...
It is believed that a settlement on the site of modern-day Paris was founded in about 250 BC by a Celtic tribe called the Parisii, who established a fishing village near the river Seine and gave their name to the city (known as Lutetia and as Civitas Parisiorum, the town of the Parisis).
Julius Caesar conquered Paris (known as
Lutetia Parisiorum at the time) in 52 B.C.
The flag of Paris was created in July 1789 ( is it also France's flag).
Paris is one of the world's leading business and cultural centers; entertainment, music, media, fashion, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
Bastille Day is the day that the French celebrate for the storming of Bastille on July 4th, 1789, which marked the start of the French Revolution and eventually lead to the abolition of monarchy and the founding of the French Republic.
In France, the 14 of July is known simply as "le quatorze juillet" or more officially as "la fête nationale". Only English-speakers call it "Bastille Day".
The Bastille was a prison and royal fortress in Paris. A mob stormed the Bastille and freed the 7 prisoners inside on 14 July 1789. This is usually seen as the formal beginning of the French Revolution, which eventually led to the abolition of monarchy and the founding of the French Republic.
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