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Transcript of The Alps
La Plagne facts
The 11th century Basilica called St Martin was one of the first Christian churches and has had a very intresting history.
During the middle ages La Plagne and around it was a very religous place.
La Plagne first advanced in the19th century because silver was found in the lead mines around the slopes. These mines also became refuges for members of the French Resistance during the Second World War, they could hide out and test their weapons without being discovered. The mines were also used to hide weapons that were dropped by the British army.
Sport in the Alps
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps, it is 4810m high . Mont Blanc is in the French Alps. The mountain is in a range called the Graian Alps, between the Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The summit is on the water line between the Ferret and Veny valleys in Italy.
Uses for the Alps and how people have adapted.
In the middle of the largest ski area in the world
Nearly all of the buildings in the town are made the traditional Savoyard style ,from wood and stone.
Marmots are a type of animal that live in Meribel. These large rodents live underground, at heights of 800 to 3000 metres.
Dangers in the Alps
La Plagne is a village in the Alps. The Alps are the biggest mountain range in Europe.
The ibex, are large and powerful wild goat with big curved horns which can grow up to a metre long. Ibex are the most commonly seen animals in La Plagne.
This is a map of La Plagne
Interesting things that have happened in La Plagne.
In the Alps people can be involved in lots of sports.
Some of these sports are skiing, hiking, snowboarding and cycling. There are lots of other things to do as well.
Many people come to the Alps in the winter as there is lots of snow, but some come in the summer because the Alps are very beautiful.
Every year about twenty climbers die in the European Alps.
Climate change is causing the glaciers to melt, which dislodges rocks. This is making it more risky for mountain climbers by making it more likely that rocks will fall.
People can get lost, and if they get injured it can take hours for rescuers to find them.
Raclette- a cheese that you have on a grill so it melts. Normally it is served with bread, small potatoes,gherkins, pickled onions,dried meat and italian hams.
Tartifette- a plate of potatoes, rebelochon (a type of traditional french cheese), lardons, and onions.
Fondue savoyard-a pot full of melted cheese. Into it you dip chunks of french bread on skewers. Sometimes garlic is added to make it taste even better.