Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
The Land
  • France (CIA World Factbook) - Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • France (Lonely Planet) - Find general information on France, and learn about its top tourist destinations.
  • FranceGuide - The official website of the French Government Tourist Office offers a lot of travel information for visitors to France.
  • Weather: Paris, France ( - Get current weather conditions for Paris and other cities in France.
History and Government
  • Embassy of France in Washington - View the website for France's embassy in the United States.
  • France (The Guardian) - View the top headlines from France on the Guardian news website.
  • History of France (History World) - Learn about the history of France , and view a detailed timeline.
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution - Learn more about the French Revolution. This website also offers primary source documents, maps, a timeline, songs, a glossary, and more.
  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial (American Battle Monuments Commission) - This website offers information about the cemetery where American victims of the invasion of Normandy during World War II are buried. The site includes photos of the cemetery as well as detailed information about the war from D day through the liberation of Paris.
The People
Cultural Life
  • Louvre Museum Official Website - You can learn about the history of this world-famous museum and its grounds, collections, and current exhibitions. You can also take virtual tours of the interior and exterior of the museum.
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (Online Reader—Project Gutenberg) - Read Les Misérables online at Project Gutenberg.
  • Musée d'Orsay - This website gives a glimpse of the museum's collections, exhibitions, and visitor information.
  • Victor Hugo - This website contains biographical information about author Victor Hugo and his home in Guernsey, France.
The Economy
For More Information
  • Background Note: France (U.S. Department of State) - Find basic information and statistics about France's history, government, economy, and more.
  • France ( - Learn about and listen to France's national anthem, "La Marseillaise."
  • France Country Profile (BBC News) - Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, a timeline, and an overview.
Teacher Resources
  • City Life in Europe (Discovery Education) - Explore the geography and culture of Paris, France, and discover the city's most prominent landmarks. (grades 68)
  • Impressionism and Beyond (Discovery Education) - Students delve into the impressionist art movement that began in France in the 1860s. (grades 912)
  • The Normandy Invasion (Discovery Education) - Students will learn more about the invasion of Normandy and D day. (grades 912)
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