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Transcript of France
But everywhere else its warm. Recreation The great national sporting event in France is the Tour de France. Every July around 200 professional bicycle riders race around France for 3 weeks and finish in Paris. The most popular team sport in France is soccer. They also enjoy sports such as ice skating, rugby, skiing,
swimming, tennis, and bowling. This is a exciting video of the Tour de France ˚ ˚ Compare Population France: 65,821,888 Canada: 35,003,929 Differences Similarities In Canada people go to public schools more than private schools just like people in France.
Both Canada and France have similar rankings in Economic importance. Canada is ranked 7th and France is 6th France and Canada both grow grapes to make wine. But Canada does not grow as many grapes as France because of Canada's weather. Relate France is known for great art and has been at the center of the art world for many years.The largest art museum in the world is the Lauvre. Some pictures inside the Lauvre. The French also consider cooking as an art form. The chefs often create fancy appetizers. Culturally the French consume the most wine per capital in the world. The French consume 57 liters of wine per year in comparison to the British who drink 21.6 liters a year and the Americans just 9.4 liters. This can be explained because France has many vineyards and pride themselves on some of the best wine in the world. The most famous wine region in France is Bordeaux. It is in the south eastern part of the country and produces award winning wines! In Canada kids attend school until they are 17 or 18. But in France the only go until they are 16. Most private schools in France are run by the church just like Canada. The french spoken in France is different from whats spoken in Canada. Canada and France both have lots of gas and forest resources. In France the Government is republic. In Canada the Government is Democratic.
There is almost twice as much child poverty in Canada. Canada is ranked
7th in world and France is
ranked 15th In France you have to be 18 to drive,in Canada you have to be 16 . 46 N 2 E
The divisions of the national Government of France are the executive, legislative, and judicial branch. The President of France possesses a degree of direct executive power. His appointee, the Prime Minister has the maximum executive powers. When the President chooses the Prime Minister, he must have the confidence of the National Assembly. The National Assembly is the lower house of the Parliament. The Prime Minister of France is always elected from the majority party of the lower house of the Parliament.
The Parliament is made up of the National Assembly and the Senate. The various functions of the Parliament include passing of statutes and votes on the budget. The Parliament checks the various actions of the Executive through formal questioning on the floors of the National Assembly and the Senate. One of the most popular and enjoyed is escargot. Americans call it soccer, but around the world it is also known as football. To say that football is popular may be the understatement because it is the most played sport throughout the world! A well known football team in France is Paris Saint-Germain which is part of the UEFA. They also have a National team that plays in the World Cup. In 1998 the World Cup was held in France and their team won. Transportation In 1988 the construction of the Channel Tunnel was started and it was completed in 1994. It is a 50km undersea rail tunnel that connects south-eastern England with northern France. Three types of trains operate in the tunnel. Shuttle trains which can load trucks and buses onto them and the Eurostar high-speed passenger trains can transport people from Paris to London in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Lastly, there is a freight train to carry goods. Transportation in France relies on one of the densest networks in the world with 146 km of road and 6.2 km of rail lines per 100 km2. It is built as a web with Paris at its center. France also has a system of large, navigable rivers, such as the Loire, Seine and Rhône that cross the country. Lastly, the French natural and man-made waterways network is the largest in Europe extending to over 8,500 kilometres. Canal Saint-Denis Clothing Fashion has been an important industry in France. French fashion sets the trend in the fashion world and has done so since King Louis. Long ago, King Louis set the standard in French fashion for both men and women because he paid attention to popular culture of the time and at that time, at least in the company of royals, the trend was extravagance-the more the better. Today, French fashion continues to set trends with fashions that reflect society and the culture. History Famous person French Fashion can be described as being elegant. From the couture style of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin to the experimental street style of Andre Courreges, french fashion is renowned for its sophisticated designs and innovative touches. Its role in French society has led to many developments of fashion styles influenced by popular culture. For example, the Left Bank Look developed in the 1960s inspired by the budding political student movement of the time. A daring style that was representative of the look of people in the streets. The Left Bank Look popularized narrow skirts, narrow tops, berets, and stripes. This is the style that is most commonly associated with french fashion and had its biggest icon in actress Brigitte Bardot. This look can be classified as timeless and its sultry but playful style is guaranteed to turn heads. Fashion designer Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France, is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits, and little black dresses. Chanel was raised in an orphanages and taught to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910. In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume and introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress Coco Chanel 1883-1971 58-51 B.C.
Roman emperor Julius Caesar conquers Gaul, which is now France. 486-511 A.D.
A tribe called the Franks rules the region. The land is named for them 1429
Joan of Arc leads French troops against the English at Orléans, ending a siege by the British during the Hundred Years’ War between France and England. 1643-1715
Louis XIV, the Sun King, reigns longer than any other French ruler. In this era, France gains power throughout Europe 1789
On July 14, citizens storm the Bastille, a Paris prison. The French Revolution begins, eventually leading to end of the royal family's rule. Each year, France celebrates Bastille Day. 1804
Military hero Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself emperor after leading France to victory over Europe's strongest nations. In 1815, Napoleon is finally defeated at Waterloo in Belgium. 1903
Henry Desgrange founds the Tour de France, the world's most popular and important bicycle race. 1914-1918
France battles Germany in World War I. 1919
Versaille, France is the location of the signing of the Treaty of Versaille, which ends World War I. 1940
Germany invades France during World War II. In 1945, Britain, France, the U.S. and other allies defeat Germany, Japan and Italy. 1944
After four years, Paris is freed from German occupation. General Charles De Gaulle heads a provisional government in Paris. 1958
DeGaulle becomes the President of the Fifth Republic. He is reelected in 1965. 1981
François Mitterrand is elected president. He is in office for 14 years, becoming the longest-serving president in French history. 1991
Edith Cresson becomes France's first female Prime Minister. 1994
The Channel Tunnel opens, connecting Britain and France under the English Channel. 2002
Euro bills and coins are introduced. The euro now is used for all transactions in 12 participating European Union countries. 2007
Nicolas Sarkozy is elected President in May. He appoints women to half of the positions in his cabinet. 2011
France implements a ban on covering one’s face in public. This ban includes garments worn by some Muslim women. Brigitte Bardot By:Melissa Powell
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