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Transcript of FRANCE

Points of Interest: Paris
Free choice #1 - FAMOUS PERSON
Free choice #2 - SCHOOL LIFE

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Points of Interest:
BY : Gunisha Sahni 9P
Paris is the capital city of France, dubbed various nickanmes like the 'City of lights', 'City of love' and the 'Capital of Fashion'. Called the 'Capital of Fashion', Paris is home to some of the world’s finest designer including Yves Saint-Laurent, Lancôme, L’Oréal and Christian Dior. The city’s shopping scene ranges from malls and shopping centers to open-air markets, boutiques and flea markets.Paris is best known for it's main attraction, the Eiffel Tower. Eiffel tower is an iron tower measuring over 300 meters and it was constructed in Paris in 1889. It is the world's most popular tourist destination, attracting more than 45 million people annually. Although it isn't a massive city, it has large population, approximately 2,234,318 people. Paris is loacted on the north-center of France.
Hello: Bonjour
How are you?: Comment ça va?
I'm fine, thank you: Je vais bien, merci
What is your name?: Comment tu
My name is...: Je m'appelles...
Dog: un chien
Car: une voiture
I love to dance: J'aime danser
where do you live?: Où habites-tu?
Ice-cream: crème glacée
The Art Nouveau Galeries Lafayette
Christian Dior - French brand
Bordeaux is the name that rolls off the tongue of wine lovers round the world. It is a major port city, found in south-west France, filled with fine architecture, historic sites, exceptional shopping and a world-class arts and culture scene. This city worldwide known for its red and white wine production since the eight century. Another fantastic attratcion in this city is the 'Bordeaux Cathedrale'. The construction of Bordeaux Cathedral was an ongoing process between the 12th and 16th century. Thus, it took almost 400 years to fully complete it! One thing that stands out on the façade is the main gate, cathedral visitors can enjoy detailed sculptures showing important events in the Christian faith.
Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. Beautiful beaches, gorgeous Mediterranean weather, vibrant shopping and colorful attractions all make Nice one of the most popular places to visit in France. It is an ideal getaway for relaxation, enjoyment and offers something for everyone.
The approx. population: 65.8 million people
France fact book
French 92%
Arab/North African 4%
German 2%
Breton 1%
Catalan 1%

Culottes or Breech cloth: A pair of knee length pants, usually wool or linen
Hose: A pair of cotton or wool socks, knee high
Mitasses: A pair of protective garters worn over the lower legs, made of leather or wool, which button to the breeches or tie to a belt.
Guillette: Small short vest usually without sleeves, worn over the Chemise.
Capote or Justacorp: Heavy coat with large cuffs worn over all else, kind of like a suit coat.

Jupon: A garment very similar to a skirt, only shorter. Many of these could be worn at once to show wealth and status.
Chemise: An undershirt worn under all of the outer petticoats and the jupon.
Mantelet: A short women's waistcoat, worn with the jupon and chemise.
Fichu: A square or oblong piece of cloth used by women as a modesty scarf worn about the neck and shoulders
The French celebrate the traditional Christian holidays of Christmas. The 8th of May marks the anniversary of the end of Second World War in Western Europe. Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14; the day the Bastille fortress in Paris was stormed by revolutionaries to start the French Revolution.
The national language of France is FRENCH
Easter is called Pâques in France. It is one of the most important holiday celebrations for French children. French Easter fish are called "Poisson d'Avril". The real "Poisson d'Avril", however, appearance on April 1st. French children delight in playing a kind of 'April Fool's' trick. They stick a paper fish on the back of as many adults as possible. The children then run away yelling "Poisson d'Avril!". This tradition has evolved from a fish trick where the innocent person was sent off to the market to purchase freshwater fish when it was not in season.

Crème brûlée
This is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. It is normally served at room temperature. The custard base is traditionally flavored with vanilla, but can also be flavored with lemon or orange (zest).
Crêpes are famous thin French pancakes. They are made by pouring a thin liquid batter onto a flat circular hot plate, often with a trace of butter on the pan's surface. The batter is spread evenly over the cooking surface of the pan or plate by tilting the pan. Common savoury fillings for crêpes served for lunch or dinner are cheese, ham, and eggs, fruits, ratatouille, mushrooms, Nutella (chocolate) and various meat products.
Mardi Gras was the last day Christians could eat des mets gras (fatty foods) before spending 40 days of prayer and meat abstinence, until Easter. On this occasion, people traditionally eat les beignets du carnaval (a type of donut) instead of crêpes. People of France look forward to this celebration as it is significant and extremely enjoyable. Mardi Gras is an occasion to wear fantastic masks and colorful costumes, and party in the streets!

In the French culture, the snails are typically purged, killed, removed from their shells and cooked (usually with garlic butter, chicken stock or wine) and then placed back into the shells with the butter and sauce for serving. Ingredients like garlic, thyme and pine nuts are usually added as well. Special snail tongs which are used for holding the shell and snail forks for extracting the mean are normally provided and they are served on metal trays with places for 6-12 snails.


France has mild temperatures throughout the year: not too hot and not too cold, with an ample mix of rainfall and sunshine. Each region has its own particular climate: cooler and wetter to the north and west and warmer and drier in the Mediterranean. Typically, there are four seasons in France; WINTER, SUMMER, SPRING & AUTUMN. In winter, there is plenty of snow. Summers are hot and peaceful, sunny across the country. In spring, temperatures quickly rise up to 20°degrees C. Autumn marks the return of the rain, with the weather turning cooler as Christmas approaches.

The physical features of France include River Seine, River Loire, River Garonne and the Alps. France also includes mountain ranges like Massif Central and Pyrenees. Moreover, it has the highest mountain, Mont Blanc, the Island of Corsica and the Ardennes forest.
France lies on the western edge of the European continent and shares borders with six neighbors: Belgium and Luxembourg to the north, Germany and Switzerland to the east, Italy to the southeast and Spain to the southwest. It also has the Mediterranean Sea to its south and Bay of Biscay and the English Channel to its north
LONGITUDE: 47.0000 N, LATITUDE 2.0000 E
famous person: coco chanel
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, known as Coco Chanel was born born August 19th in 1883, Saumur, France and she—past away on January 10th, 1971 in Paris. She is a French fashion designer who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. Her elegantly casual designs inspired women of fashion to dump the complicated, uncomfortable clothes—such as petticoats and corsets—that were common in 19th-century dress and wear new trendy outfits. Chanel is best known for her known classic innovations such as the Chanel suit, costume jewelry, and the “little black dress.” This French designer broke boundaries for women’s fashion by creating clothing that gave women the freedom of movement while still remaining elegant. She said that luxury came from being low-key, not vulgar, as her classic pieces clearly showcase.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
In France, children must attend school from the ages of 6-16 but most begin their school life in a state nursery school at just 3 years old and stay in education until they reach 18. From 6-11 years of age, French children attend primary school 5 days a week on Mondays- Fridays. However, the French primary school day is extremely long; it often begins at 8:30am and lessons don't finish until 5:00pm!! Students in France are allowed to wear their own clothes to school, no uniform! Lunch time lasts for two whole hours, during which time children either go home for lunch or eat a meal in the school canteen.
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