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France in the Sochi Olympics 2014
Presented by Homeroom 217 through the Advisories of Mrs. Caranci and Mr. Voccio
The blue, white, and red Tricolor was adopted in 1794 after the French Revolution. The colors are an homage to the revolutionary motto: "Liberte (freedom); Egalite (equality); Fraternite (brotherhood)!"
Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned to be built by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806 after his victory at Austerlitz inside the Austrian Empire. The Arc was completed in 1836 and stands proud at western end of the Champs-Elysees, one of the most famous boulevards in Paris.
The Eiffel Tower was constructed as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. The tower is 1,063 feet tall; it has three levels with restaurants on the first two, and an observation platform on the third - 906 feet above the ground! Its silhouette is one of the world's most recognizable landmark.
Arc de Triomphe
- With an area of 211,209 square miles, France is the largest country in Western Europe and has the third largest population of all European countries with 66,616,416 people.
- France borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain.
- The Atlantic Ocean splashes against France's west coast and the Mediterranean Sea delights its southern coast where the famed chic beaches of the French Riviera are located.
- Agriculture makes up the leading exports of France; France is the third biggest exporter of agricultural products in the world.
- Tourism is also a major economic engine; France ranks as the number one tourist destination of the world with 83 million foreign tourists in 2012 (ahead of the US and China).
2014 Winter Olympians in Sochi, Russia
Deborah won Silver in Vancouver 2010 in Women's Snowboard Cross
- 116 athletes will compete in 12 different sports
- France has won 43 Olympic Medals in Alpine Skiing
- Jason will be the flag-bearer during the Opening Ceremonies
- He won Gold in Vancouver 2010 in the 10 Km uphill Nordic Combined
Crepes are an extremely thin and delicate pancake containing fruit or savory fillings and may be topped with fruit or powdered sugar. Crepes can be served as an hors d'oeuvre, a main dish, or as a dessert.
Croque Monsieur is a traditional lunch item prepared in the different regions of France to incorporate the provincial fare. But to call Croque Monsieur a fancy ham and cheese sandwich would be a faux pas!
Escargot is a French entree. Escargot are snails. The dish can be served over pasta, in souffles, or can be eaten out of their shells.
GLOSSARY of FRENCH Words Used in Everyday English (appearing on this poster)
Chic (sheek) - stylish
Entree (on-tray) - the main course of a meal
Faux pas (foe-pa) - "false step"; a violation of an accepted, unwritten rule
Gourmet (gor-may) - a person who appreciates and understands fine food
Homage (oh-mahg) - special honor or respect that is publicly displayed
Hors d'oeurve (or-durv) - an appetizer served before the main dish
Omellet (ohm-let) - a dish consisting of beaten eggs cooked and folded, often around a filling
Silhouette (sil-oh-wet) - an outline of something that appears dark against a light background
Souffle (soo-flay) - a light, fluffy baked dish made with eggs and combined with other ingredients
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- Click on the Olympic tab