Lael Turner and Shaunice reado
Introduction to France
"Each country has a soul, and France's soul is equality." -Francois Hollande
-Lille is important city that has textile factories, chemical plants and steel mills
-Bordeaux has a reputation for producing the best wines
-Worldwide for fashionable ski resorts and challenging skiing. Alpine wildflowers covers the mountain slopes.
Cannes, Nice, and Saint-Tropez
-Marseille is the busiest seaport in France and the second most active in all of Western Europe.
-rich natural resources:iron ore and coal
-One of the famous conquerors of all time,Charlemagne, became king of the Franks in A.D 768
-German armies swept across the flat northeastern plains and overrun northern France with help of some other countries and the United States
Language and culture
-Dialect is a variation of a language that are unique to a region or community.
-The French academy was established in 1635 to preserve the purity of the french language. New French words can be in their dictionary only if they're approved by the french academy.
-Paris has been the cultural center of France for centuries.
-The cities famous art museum: Louvre
-Frances opposition to military action against Iraq in 2003 strained It's alliance with the United States.