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France & Benelux CountriesSlide2

10+ million people

Center for commerce & fashion

Paris “City of Lights”

Seine River Slide3

The Louvre

Da

Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”Slide4

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower under construction in 1888 Slide5

Other attractions in Paris

Arc de

Triomphe

: Memorial to those who served in the French Revolution & Napoleonic wars

Notre Dame Cathedral (example of Gothic architecture)Slide6

The Netherlands-Holland

The Hague: Seat of Dutch government (lies on the coast )

-location of many famous international trials

Windmills used to drain polders, but today the Dutch use pumping stations. This is still a tourist attraction in the Netherlands.Slide7

Area that would be flooded without dikes by the North Sea.

Blue indicates area below sea level.Slide8

Pumping station

DikeSlide9

Belgium

Trains are very efficient and used by many Europeans.

Brussels is the seat of the European Union. It is sometimes called the “capital of Europe.” 28% of its population are foreigners. Slide10

Belgium is known for its waffles. Waffle vendors can be found on many street corners in Brussels.

Belgian chocolate is also recognized around the world. Slide11

Luxembourg

Only grand duchy in the world

Home to multi-national countries

Most people are multilingual

3 Official Languages: French, German & Luxembourgish

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10 million people Center for commerce amp fashion Paris City of Lights Seine River The Louvre Da Vincis Mona Lisa Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower under construction in 1888 Other attractions in Paris ID: 224487 Download Presentation

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