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Introduction to France

France's nickname is "The Hexagon." (six sided country)

"France cannot be France without greatness" - Charles De Gulle

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France's Regions

Northern France

  • Paris is the economic, political, and cultural capital of France
  • Lille is another important city that has textile factories, chemical plants and steel mills
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Southwest France

  • This region has grapes that are used to make wines
  • Bordeaux has a reputation for producing the best wines
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Southern France

  • the Alps and the Massif Central mountain ranges divides the rugged regions
  • the Alps hindered movement between France and Italy
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The Medeterranean

  • The Riviera is a strip of low-lying coastal land. It attracts millions of tourists each year.
  • Cannes, Nice, and Saint-Tropez are cities in the Mediterranean
  • the port of Marseille is the busiest seaport on France
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East France

  • the Rhine River is Europe's busiest waterway and forms a border with Germany
  • Iron ore and coal are natural resources in Eastern France
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France's History

  • France was known for its art
  • Charlemagne was the king of Italy
  • France was invaded by Vikings
  • Spain helped France
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Language and Culture