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I CAN describe the location and

major monuments of Paris,
France.

• As most of us already know, France is a country just like
the USA
• We live on a HUGE continent, North America! France is
located in Europe, which has many, many more
countries than our continent.

Where France is in the World…

Where France is in Europe…

Where Paris is in France…

•Paris is the capital city of France, just
like Washington D.C. is the capital city
of the USA
•**Paris is NOT a country, so please
don’t hurt Madame Weatherup’s soul
by confusing France and Paris! One is a
country and one is a city!**

•So Paris is a city… just like
Detroit!

•And France is a country…
just like The United States!

History of Paris
• Archeological evidence shows
that people have been living
in Paris since between 9800
and 7500BC
• That’s more than 11,000
years!
• To put that in perspective, our
country has only existed for
238 years.

Coins found in Paris from the 1st
century BC

History of Paris
• Many groups of people
fought for control over Paris
for many thousands of years
• By the time of the
Renaissance, Paris was one
of the most powerful cities in
the world!
• France became ruled by a
dynasty of kings!

Coins found in Paris from the 1st
century BC

History of Paris
•In the late 1700’s
the people revolted
against their unfair
king and cut off his
head- this was
called the French
Revolution

Modern Paris
• Today, France is a democracy like our country, meaning
the people hold the power. Nobody is getting their head
cut off any more.

Les Arrondissements
• The city of Paris is divided into 20
different sections, called
arrondissements

Les Arrondissements
• Each arrondissement has its own
rich history with TONS of things to
do and to see

Important Tourist Locations in Paris
The most wellknown monument
in Paris is the
Eiffel tower! It is
located in the 7th
arrondissement.
You can take an
elevator all the

Important Tourist Locations in Paris
The Sacré-Coeur is a
giant white church on
the tallest hill in Paris.
It is located in the 18th
arrondissement, and
is one of the most
famous churches in
the world.

Important Tourist Locations in Paris
The Louvre is an
extremely famous
palace that has been
turned into a museum
with some of the
coolest art and ancient
artifacts in the world. It
is in the 1st
arrondissement.

Important Tourist Locations in Paris
Notre Dame cathedral is
another one of the world’s
most famous churches.
The story of the
Hunchback of Notre Dame
was written about it, and
there are also many
sports teams named after
it. It is located in the 4th
arrodissement

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