Welcome to France!

France, officially the French Republic, is a transcontinental country. It has territories in more than one continent: France in Western Europe, French Guiana in South American, and 4 islands in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Facts

Climate: Varies from warm and hot to cold

Population: 68 million people

Capital: Paris

Government: Democracy

Regions: 18 regions 

Languages: French

Religion: 65% Christians, 8% Muslims

Currency: Euro

Economy: World's top wine producer

National Anthem: "La Marseillaise"

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  • Expedition map
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  • Food artifact
  • Culture artifact
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History

  • 400 BC - Celtic tribes settle in the region
  • 122 BC - Romans take Provence
  • 52 BC - Julius Caesar conquers Gaul (France)
  • 300 - The Franks begin to settle the region
  • 509 - Clovis I becomes King uniting the Franks
  • 768 - Charlemagne becomes King, expand Empire
  • 1066 - Duke William of Normandy conquers England
  • 1337 - Hundred Years' War starts
  • 1429 - Joan of Arc leads the French to victory
  • 1453 - Hundred Years' War ends, France wins
  • 1608 - French explorer establishes Quebec City
  • 1643 - Louis XIV becomes King
  • 1763 - Seven Years' War ends, France loses Canada
  • 1778 - France helps America gain independence
  • 1789 - The French Revolution begins
  • 1793 - King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette executed
  • 1799 - Napoleon takes power
  • 1804 - Napoleon crowned Emperor, controls Europe
  • 1815 - Napoleon sent into exile
  • 1914 - World War I begins, Germany invades
  • 1919 - World War I end with the Treaty of Versailles
  • 1939-1940 - World War II begins, Germany invades
  • 1944-1945 - Allied forces land in France, WWII ends
  • 1959 - Charles de Gaulle elected President

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DAY 1 - Louvre Museum Field Trip


DAY 2 - Versailles Palace Field Trip


DAY 3 - Lavender Harvest Field Trip


DAY 4 - Marseille Field Trip


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