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Learn more about the country of France and its culture, geography, holidays, language, regions, and more. Take virtual tours of the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, and the famous Louvre Museum. Includes royalty-free images, 360-degree panoramic views, a live Webcam you can control, and lots of factual information, plus a list of recommended children’s books about France. An eThemes Resource on the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, is included.
Here is the official site of the Eiffel Tower. Read past and present news. "Documentation" has information about the history and building of the tower. There are photos and video clips too. "Games" has a timed puzzle of the tower.
This is a comprehensive site filled with information about France, including its government, religions, culture, education, environment, and more. This page is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Sites explain the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty. Included are the statue's dimensions and many photos, including historical photos of it under construction. Also has a biography of the sculptor.
These websites are about Marie Antoinette, the Bourbon Queen who was beheaded during the French Revolution. There are biographies, portaits, and timelines, and historical information on important people and events in the turbulent times in which she lived. Included is an eThemes resource on the French Revolution.
Discover French art and artists. Find out about the art periods such as Romanesque, Gothic, Fauves, Cubism, and Impressionism. Learn their distinct characteristics, influence, and reflection of culture. Read biographies of Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Claude Monet, and many other famous French artists. View paintings, architecture, sculpture, and stained glass works created by French artists throughout the centuries. Includes image galleries, games, and quizzes. There are links to eThemes resources on art museums, artists, Renaissance, and the country of France.
These are websites to help kids learn about French language and culture. There are games and activities, interactive quizzes, printouts, and lesson plan ideas. Students can also read about French holidays, customs, food and drink, and geography. Included is a link to an eThemes resource on the country of France.