France By: Marcella Epperson

Scenery

This the Louvre Pyramid in Paris France. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum.

Landmarks

This is the Eiffel Tower in Paris France, it is most famous because it was never supposed to stay there. Gustave Eiffel designed it for the temporary Exposition Universelle, and a lot of crazy other buildings and constructions were all around the Eiffel Tower during the Exhibition.
This is another landmark, Sacré-Cœur, its a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France.

Map

This a map of France and other surrounding countries

Culture

People in France speak french, It is descended from Vulgar Latin, of the Roman Empire.

Religion

The 2007 CIA World Fact book listed the religion of France as Roman Catholic 83–88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%–10%, unaffiliated 4%. In 2002 the CIA World Fact book stated that 88–92% of the French population was Catholic.

Food

French cuisine is ever-changing, complex and varies by region, but there are some main staples, namely bread, cheese and wine. The French eat breads such as baguettes and croissants and a lot of cheeses such as Comté and Brie. Wine is the main drink of choice in France.

Sports

France like many countries has a taste for popular sports such as Rugby, Football and basketball. Cycling is also a very well followed sport, with many people in France cycling as a hobby. Horse racing is important, especially trotting .

Music

The Auvergne region is especially known for its Cornemuse, or Cabrette bagpipes, a lower-pitched, gentler and simpler cousin of the Breton pipes. These pipes are an essential accompaniment to the Bal-Folk set dances of the region. ... The hurdy-gurdy is also an integral part of central French folk music.

Dance

If you have some basic understanding of French art and music, you have to be familiar with a few of the basic dance forms, for example Waltz, Polka, Mazurka, Marche, Scottish, Rondeau and the Bourree. Carols and Baroque dances are also popular traditional dances in France.

Clothing

As you can see, people wear berets all the time, Most commonly people wear what they want and nothing really is special bout there outfits. French artist and stylist wear berets a lot of the time.

Goverment

This is Frances President, François Hollande.

History/Famous events

1789. On July 14, citizens storm the Bastille, a Paris prison. The French Revolution begins. Each year, France celebrates Bastille Day, the event that led to the royal family being overthrown.

Important People in History

Marie Antoinette (1755 – 1793) Austrian born – French Queen, executed during the French revolution. Marie Antoinette was born in Austria and, at a young age, married to King Louis XVI of France. She came to symbolise the privilege and power of the French Monarchy and by the time of the French Revolution she had became a hate symbol for those wishing to overthrow the privilege of the French aristocracy. In 1793, she was sent to the guillotine and executed by the Revolutionary authorities.

Famous People

Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor, filmmaker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 movies since 1967.

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