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Transcript of Paris, France
Paris is south of Amiens, north east of Tours, and south west of Reims.
Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Brittany, Burgundy, Centre, Champagne, Corsica, Franche Comté, Ile de France (Paris), Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrénées, Nord – Pas-de-Calais, Normandy, Pays de la Loire, Picardy, Poitou-Charentes, Provence, Côte-d'Azur, and Rhone-Alpes
The central business district (CBD) of Paris is its main street which has many tourist attractions and famous shops like the Eiffel tower. The main street is a functional region.
The Paris Metropolitan area describes the commuter movement to and from Paris and the surrounding suburbs. It is a functional region.
The French newspaper Le Monde has another functional region. It is the one of the only newspapers that other countries that don’t speak French can easily obtain. It was founded in 1944 and has been published ever since.
France is divided into 22 administrative regions and has 4 overseas regions and one island. Each region has its regional council that is directed by a regional president. It has a full local administration. France has 6 vernacular regions. Before the French revolution there were provinces but after the revolution that changed and now France has Departments and administrative regions.
North France, East France, South France, Southwest France, West France, and Central France
Five of the most common festivals of Paris are:
• The Cannes Film Festival, in which actors from all over the world compete for a prize known only to that festival. The much valued prize is called Palm dOr. In the festivities they show movies from the actors that are there. The festival is held in May.
• Another festival that is held in Paris, France is the Festival d’Avignon. The festival celebrates art in all forms. From sculptures to paintings to songs and to even dance and theater. The festival is held every July in Avignon an artistic city. (It also takes place in Paris) Everyone can participate in the festival, performing, painting, or singing.
• Bastille Day is a festival celebrated mostly in Paris but is also celebrated in other French cities. It takes place in Paris’ heart, its main street. Fireworks are lit at the Eiffel Tower and the night illuminates with them. There is also the military parade at Main Street. It is one of the biggest parades France has. The festival marks the entry and invasion into Bastille. It is held the 14th of July.
• Fete De La Musique is the festival of the music. Many musicians come from all over the world to play all kinds of music. Paris’ streets are crowded by the people who come to listen to the music as well as the musicians. It takes place in June 21 and has spread to other countries but originally started in Paris.
• Another common known sports festival in Paris is Le Tour De France which commonly takes place in early July. It is a race where cyclists speed down Main Street. Only the best cyclists compete in the race.
Most of the French foods are gourmet and prepared with much care. Some French breads are croissants, baguettes, garlic bread, etc. Another food that might be considered to be in the bread category is the crepe.
Another French dish is the ratatouille. It consists of the eggplant, tomato onion, and cheese. There are also many kinds of meat served in France. Some of them are the Filet Mignon, the Chateaubriand, and the famous Cordon Bleu.
France is also famous for its cheeses. Some of them are the Camembert, the Brie de Meaux and the Roquefort. The fondue is made with these cheeses as well as the Ratatouille and many other dishes.
France is rich in many delicious desserts such as the Macarons, which come in many flavors, and cream filled Éclairs. Another well known dessert is the croquembouche. Which consists of profiteroles stacked together making a tower.
As all people in the world the French depend on food, water, and oxygen.
Human Environment Interaction
There lots of power plants in France therefore there is a lot of pollution in Paris. The pollution is caused by cars, industrial plants, power plants, etc. Only 27% of the French land is unchanged forests and woodlands.
There is also the water pollution which is caused by wastes and trash that come from cities. The Eiffel Tower is a way to modify the environment because it was not there from the beginning and it was man made. It symbolizes Paris, France and was built because the French were recovering from a recent invasion they had had, and wanted something to represent France and its capital, Paris. There are many other buildings that modify the environment in Paris.
Flag of France
Flag of Paris
Regions of France
One of the man made constructions that people from Paris built was the Pont Neuf. It is the oldest bridge across the river Seine. The people from Paris built it to be able to cross the river.
Most of the French people identify themselves as catholic. Up to 80% of France’s population is catholic but there are also other religions. Some other religions are Islam, Judaism and Protestants.
Paris has festivals every month but only the most important are included.
Another building named Hotel Novotel was built in 1965. It was built because people who came visiting needed somewhere to stay.
There are 2.34 million people in Paris France
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French people have a late Christmas eve dinner and a puppet show on Christmas.
Flying bells leave chocolate eggs instead of the Easter bunny.
Kids make fish out of paper and pin as many as they can in adults backs for their April Fool's Day.
On December 26 France has a holiday called St. Stephen's day. There the French honor St. Stephen and have a special church service for him.
On May 8 the French celebrate the victory of World War II. That day is called WWII Victory day.
On May 28 France celebrates a holiday called Good Friday. It is an occasion for many christians in France to remember the death of Jesus. It is also celebrated world wide.
perfumes, lotions, clothes wine, iron products and beverages.
oil, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, computers, plastics, and chemicals.
Paris is one of the countries most multi cultured in Europe.
4.2% of the people that live in the metropolitan area are people who have immigrated from Asia and Africa .
57% of all France immigrants live in Paris. Paris has been a magnet for immigrants hosting one of the largest concentrations of immigrants in Europe today. People from all the world have immigrated to live in Paris.
Paris minimum weather
Place Physical Features
It is an urban landscape with the river Sein crossing it. France has also several islands but that doesn't include Paris. Even though Paris is almost all covered with buildings, there are several patches of forest with oak and beech trees in Paris. Paris has an abundance of gardens such as Montsouris Park.
Forest in Paris
Island in France
Paris, the city
Paris has the lowest rainfall of the country but it is known for its unexpected rain throughout the year. Summer temperatures are mild to warm, while winters are very cold with temperatures around the freezing point.
Paris' alltitude is 48*52'0¨N
Paris is located in the northern and eastern hemispheres
Net migration rate:1.1 migrants 1,000 population (2012 estimate)
This entry includes the figure for the difference between the number of people getting in the counry or leaving during the yearper 1,000 people. (Based on the number of people there are around midyear.) Too many people entering the country is referred to as net immigration high levels. The high levels can cause problems such as not having employment and ¨potential ethnic srife¨ (if people are coming in) or deacreasing of the labor force.
Paris City combines the beauty of its rich historical legacy with intense cultural, academic, scientific, commercial and business activity. This city is first well known for monuments, museums, restaurants, fashion and its urban landscape. The French kings, who governed France until 1848, left many beautiful buildings, such as the palace of Versailles and the Louvre palace. The Catholic Church also left an number of great churches.
Paris is the world capital city of shopping and fashion. All of this makes it a unique tourist destination.
This city has long been a good place for artists, musicians, thinkers and political refugees. And with that, Paris has a culture of its own. Parisians place the highest value on fashion and fine dinning and have a love for performing arts, including theatre, ballet, opera, and film.
On May 1st the French celebrate May Day and plant a tree anywhere they can. The children go out with flowers and play the drums to celebrate.
Bastille Day is also a holiday but was mentioned already in the festivals
One famous catheral is the Notre Dame Catheral. It was built because a bishop of Paris had its succesor demolished to build a new model. It was needed because since the other one was demoliched, the people needed a place to worship.
The Louvre museum was originally built in the Middle Ages. It was built to be a fortress to protect Philippe Auguste (France's king) against an enemy. Its purpose was to protect the king. Later it was many other things but now it is the museum that contains the Mona Lisa.
It estimated that 7.2 million foreign-born immigrants lived in France corresponding to 11.1% of the total population. Of these, 5.1 million (7.8%) were born outside the Europe and 2.1 million (3.3%) were born in another EU member state.
It symbolizes Paris, France and was built because the French were recovering from a recent invasion they had had, and wanted something to represent France and its capital, Paris. The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution. Gustave Eiffel won the contest.
It took 300 steel workers, and 2 years (1887-1889) to construct it. The Tower has 15,000 iron pieces and 40 tons of paint. There are 1652 steps to the top.
The tower was almost torn down in 1909, but was saved because of its antenna used both for military and other purposes, and the city let it stand after the permit expired. When the tower played an important role in capturing the infamous spy Mata Hari during World War I, it gained such importance to the French people that there was no more thought of demolishing it.
Cannes Film Festival
Fete de la Musique
Tour de France
St. Stephen's Day
Victory of WWII
Pie Graph of Nationalities in Paris