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France,
lle de France


Things To Know

Capital: Paris


The City of Light

Ile de France is a region and former province
in North central France that includes
the capital Paris.

 Ile-de-France Map


Landmarks

Paris France Landmarks

The most famous landmark in France is the Eiffel Tower.

Official Site of the Eiffel Tower

The Arc de Triomphe was built between 1806 and 1808 by Napoleon I.

The cathedral of Notre Dame is over eight hundred years old.

The Louvre Palace and Museum: famous museum located in Paris, France.

Most people consider the Pont Alexandre III the most beautiful bridge in Paris.

Land

Paris, the capital and largest city of France, is a place of majestic monuments, great art, historic churches and quaint cafes.

The city of Paris is built on an arc of the River Seine, and is divided into two parts: the Right Bank to the north and the smaller Left Bank in the south.

Seine (river), river of northern France, rising on the Plateau of Langres, near Dijon, and flowing northwest past Troyes, Fontainebleau, Paris, and Rouen, into the English Channel.

Provins, located approximately 70 miles from Paris, is one of the best preserved medieval cities in France.

The Place of Fontainebleau, approximately 37 miles south of Paris, was once one of the privileged residences of the sovereigns who ruled France.

The Tour de France bike race is held in July and they ride 2299 miles.


Everybody Bonjours!
by Leslie Kimmelman
Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375844430

Tour Paris where everybody Bonjours! With lilting words shop, eat a pretty petit four, sightsee, and explore. View lively images of Paris. Look for the mousy companion on each two page spread. A fun charming tour of Paris in rhyming text.


 

Stories

Barnaby's Day Trip To Paris

Recipes


Remy's Favorite Recipes--The Eiffel Tower Cookie Sundae

French Recipes

Make

Paper City Paris
Print the templates and create Paris.

Stained Glass Paper Screen use tissue paper and chalk.

Stained Glass use crayons and wax paper.

Puzzles

L'Arc de Triomphe

Louvre Museum Pyramid

Pont Alexandre Paris

Paris at Night

Stained Glass Ceiling at Notre Dame

Color Pages

Flag of France (pdf)

French Artists Coloring Pages

Madeline color pages

Eiffel Tower color page

Word Search

A to Z Kids Stuff
France Word Search

French Word Search for Kids

Wallpapers & Screensavers

Scenic Paris Wallpaper

Notre Dame in Paris wallpaper

Fun Facts

Theft of the Mona Lisa learn about the theft of this famous painting and how it was finally returned to its home at the Louvre museum. 

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