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Régions de la France

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Use this page to get you STARTED on your research.

You MUST use at least 2 books as resources.

You MUST save a google doc between group members (please title it the name of your region), saving every URL you use.
ALL of your notes must be in your OWN words.

 topics  you could try...

hint: use atlas
       try google earth
 google earth, the name of your region, France
(scroll down for a good land for vocabulary list)

 rivers of France

mountains of France

blue children's book  (in my classrom - in French, but has pictures - not all regions shown)

 CUISINE: not all regions present
in French
 hint: try searching using keywords

"cuisine typique de" and then the name of your region in French

or 'gastronomy' or 'gastronomie'

For cheese from your region:

not all regions present
in French

not all regions present -anglais/francais not all regions present
in French
   Book: France
 TOP 3:
 great resource, but not for all regions
 hint:  try these and click on your region, if it's there.  for regions in northern France
 AND...  for regions in western France
 do a search just for your region using French and English. You might search and find a French website that has an English translation option
click on your region then click on 'virtual tour' below photos

for regions in central France

type in name of region on right  for regions in eastern France  for regions in south western France  for regions in southern France
 for ALL regions of France  for ALL regions of France
for ALL regions of France

for ALL regions of France  for ALL regions of France  for SOME regions of France  for ALL regions of France
 MAJOR CITIES  some regions will have to dig deeper!
 ALL you need!
 HISTORY  book: France
 type in 'histoire de' and then the name of your region in French
or try "chronologie" (timeline) and the name of your region  has other information as well although might not have info on every region
 regions are listed on the right  real estate site that 'sells' the region to prospective home buyers
blue children's book  (in my classrom - in French, but has pictures - not all regions shown)
hint: try searching for "traditions in ___" and the name of a major CITY in your region
for festivals:
You can first change the language at the top to English.
(click on your region- then choose "events and festivals")
try a search for "gens fameux de" and then the name of your region in French

Here are some famous people and the regions they were born in:

Charles de Gaule (Nord-Pas de Calais)

Jules Verne, Coco Chanel, Molière, François 1, Léonard de Vinci (Loire Valley)

Claude Monet, Jean-François Millet, Guy de Maupassant
(Lower Normandy)

Gustave Flaubert (Haute Normandie)

Gustave Eiffel, Nicephore Niepce, Gerome Lalonde, Colette  (Bourgogne)

Louis Pasteur,  Victor Hugo, Rouget de Lisle, Gustave Corbet  (Franche Comte)

Toulouse Lautrec, Ingres (Midi-Pyrenees)

Napoleon Bonaparte (Corsica)

Philippe Petit, Auguste Rodin, Jacques Prevert, Edith Piaf, Jean Racine, Louis Braille, Voltaire, Proust (Ile de France)

Camille Claudel, Arthur Rimbaud (Champagne-Ardenne)

Hélène Cixous, Eleanor de l'Aquitaine (Aquitaine)

René Descartes, Gerard Depardieux, Honoré de Balzac, François 1, Léonard de Vinci  (Centre)

Marcel Marceaux, Frederic-Auguste Bartholi, Hans-Jean Arp (Alsace)

Audrey Tatou, Duke Henry II of Montmorency (Auvergne)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Diane de Poitiers, Hector Berlioz (Rhones-Alpes)

Georges Brassens, Paul Valery (Languedoc-Roussillon)

Auguste Renoir, Guy de Lussac, Jean-Giraudoux (Limousin)

Jean d'Arc, Ligier Richier (Lorraine)

Jean II, Jacques Lespagnol, Astérix (Bretagne)

Charles Blondin, Charles de Gaulle(Nord-Pas de Calais)

Alexandre Dumas, Jean de la Fontaine, Racine, Jules Verbe (Picardie)

Paul Cézanne, Marcel Pagnol, Van Gogh, Edmond Rostand (Provence)

Claude Bouchet, François 1, Madame de Maintenant, Richard the Lionheart (Poitou-Charentes)



North-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Picardy Picardie:  

“Inntravel Guide To French Regional Cuisine.” Inntravel. Oct.4, 2007
“Regional Gastronamy.” Picardie La Region. Oct. 8, 2007
“Preforming Arts.” Picardy. Oct. 12, 2007
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“Key Dates: A Historic Region.” Picardy La Region. Oct. 8th, 2007
“Cirque Jules Verne.” Evene. Oct.13, 2007
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Upper-Normandy Haute-Normandie

Lower-Normandy Basse-Normandie

Paris-Isle-of-France Île-de-France

Champagne-Ardenne Champagne-Ardenne

Lorraine Lorraine

Alsace Alsace

Brittany Bretagne

Loire Valley Pays-de-la-Loire

Center Centre

Burgundy Bourgogne

Franche-comte Franche-Comté

Auvergne Auvergne

Limousin Limousin


south :

Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes

Rhone-Alps Rhône-Alpes

Midi-Pyrenees Midi-Pyrénées

Languedoc-Roussillon Languedoc-Roussillon

Aquitaine Aquitaine

Provence-Alpes-Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Corsica la Corse
 For the flag of your region: