French II Travel Jour I

Regions of France Mini Project

Merci Mme Shackelford et Mme Decker for your resources !

  Download Regions of France Mini Project

Task: You will be researching a region of France to visit and prepare a powerpoint presentation in French



Step 1 Preliminary research

Start here by researching which regions you would like to visit


Region 1


Points of interest


Region 2


Points of interest


Region 3


Points of interest


Step 2- Research your region

After you have  narrowed down your search, you will use the following information to  plan your project



Les regions de la France – Region assignments and Resources


Info to include in your Powerpoint

Title slide with your name and class period

A slide with your preliminary research

Slides with the following information for ONE region. This should be in French! 

A reflection in English of what you learned


12 slides total


La culture-culture

Les villes/les villages fameux-famous cities and villages

Choses à faire: things to do

Les specialités à manger (la gastonomie)-food specialities

Les endroits à visiter-places to visit

Les fêtes-festivals-celebrations

autres choses-other things



Find the following information and include pictures and/or videos when possible.



1.Je vais visiter une région qui s’appelle _____________________________________________.



2.Les villes importantes de la région sont _____________________________________________.



3.Qu’est-ce que tu peux faire dans la région?


- Les endroits (places ) à visiter sont:


- Tu peux aussi _______________________________________. (faire du ski, faire des promenades, faire une piqnique, acheter (buy) ______________ (etc.)



4.Les spécialités à manger sont: (give the pictures and names of special thigns to eat and drink from your region)



5.  Les fêtes (festivals/celebrations) de la région sont ________________________.



6. Les personnes célèbres/historiques (famous) de la région sont____________________________.


Good resources for each region are included, below, as well as some regional highlights. In addition, check the page on our wiki on which this assignment sheet is located in order to find some great resources (including pictures) on French sites. (égions+de+France )



La Bourgogne

Burgundy- regional and tourist guide - <>

Burgundy – Monks and Wine:

Les Hospices de Beaune :


Visiting Burgundy, France :

Other things to research: City of Dijon and Dijon mustard; Barge trips in Burgundy; Cuisine of Burgundy : Boeuf Bourguignon, escargots, etc etc


quelques images



La Bretagne

La Bretagne-Brittany

La cuisine in Bretagne

La Bretagne

Mont St. Michel

Carnac-Mystères of menhirs et dolmens-big ancient rock formations

Places to research: Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, Quimper, Brest, Carnac, Nantes,Celtic

Other information to research-les menhirs, Asterix, les crêpes et les galettes, Roi Arthur, les festnoz,

Quelques Images





La Normandie

La Normandie-(Normandy)

WWII D-Day Landing Beaches

La Normandie

Rouen et Jeanne D'Arc

Giverny et Monet

Places to research: Rouen, Caen, Bayeux, Arromanches, Honfleur, Camembert

Other information to research: William the Conqueror, Bayeux Tapestry, Joan of Arc, camembert cheese, cows of Normandie

Quelques Images



Les Pays de la Loire

La Loire-The Loire Valley

Les Châteaux de la Loire-The castle of the the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley

Stories from the Loire Châteaux

Places to research: Tours, Chambord, Amboise, Clos Lucé, Chenonceau, Chinon, Ussé, Chartres, Bourges, Orléans

Other information to research: François Ier, Leonardo DaVinci, Joan of Arc, Henri II de France, Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medici

Quelques Images



Les Alpes en France (Rhone-Alpes Province)

Les Alpes en France-The Alps in France


Skiing in France


Chamonix et Mont Blanc

Places to research: Lyon, Grenoble, Anneçy, Chamonix, Mont Blanc, Albertville

Other information to research: La cuisine (cooking and food) in Lyon, Val d'Isère, les olympiques en France(winter Olympics in France), raclette, Tour de France dans les Alpes

Quelques Images






Council of Europe






Places to research: Colmar, Obernai, Mulhouse, Kaysersberg

Other information to research: Rhine River, history of Alsace (France, Germany, Prussia), Christmas market in Strasbourg, Storks (cignones en Alsace)

Quelques Images



La Cote d’Azur

La Côte d'Azur-The French Riviera

Les Plus Belles Plages dans La CIote d'Azur-The Most Beautiful Beaches on the French Riviera

La Côte d'Azur




Places to research: Nice, Menton, Antibes, Cannes, Monaco, Grasse

Other information to research: Picasso en France, International Film Festival in Cannes, Monte Carlo car race

Quelques Images



La Provence/Languedoc-Roussillon

La Provence-a very old part of France in the southeast with Roman ruins, artists,etc.

Le Pont du Gard-Roman ruins

La Camargue

French bullfighting (see course camarguaise and course landaise from Mme. Shackelford’s “tauromachie” wiki page)


Places to research: Marseilles, Arles, Nimes, Avignon, La Camargue, Saintes Maries de la Mer, Aix-en-Provence

Other information to research: Van Gogh, Roman ruins, Carmen Opera, le Petit Colorado en France, herbes de Provence, olive oil (huile d'olive), bouillabaisse, Le Mistral, lavender

Picasso's Provence

Quelques Images



Southwest France (Midi Pyrennees/Aquitaine)

Some good links for southwest France:

Find info about:

Le Perigord -érigord

Pay Basque -

Pays Basque -

Toulouse -


Bordeaux wines/vineyards

Sarlat -

Cuisine: cassoulet, foie gras, Truffes (truffles)

quelques images





Poitou-Charentes Region (Western France)


cities: La Rochelle, Poitiers, Angoulème; also le Marias Poitevin and Ile de Ré (famous offshore resort island:


Research the Futuroscope (A future-based theme park, famous for its variety of high-tech cinemas including IMAX and 3D) :

Cuisine : Pineau des charentes (a liquor) ;oysters, mussels; cheese

Quelques images:,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=af3171579b64a66f&biw=1024&bih=633



great, unspoiled natural territory

cities: Le Puy , Clermont Ferrand


Michelin tires, lace,

Vulcania theme park:

Cuisine: cheeses, wine, pork, etc:

Quelques images: <>




Limoges porcelain, cattle, Aubusson tapestries, St Etienne cathedral, natural parks, home of Renoir (the artist), unspoiled countryside


Quelques images:

And for Limoges porcelaine:,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=56d7531a3e2ca0b1&biw=1152&bih=613



La Corse (Corsica)

gastronomie: spotorsica-r8.htm


vacation spot; history and language are important associations with this region

quelques images:


French IIIAP penpal letter and travel

Creating a proposal for your travel destination and penpal letter


Download the document so that you can read all of the attached files:   Download Computer Lab French3P 3.18 version 2

First, you will have  20 minutes to upload your penpal letter. This is a MAJOR grade!

Next, you will begin your travel destination proposal . This is due NEXT Wednesday



By now, you should have:

  • Selected your travel location
  • Found a round trip flight to your destination


Your tasks

  1. To create a budget for your trip
  2. To create a Powerpoint to defend your travel location.

This is due by  next WEDNESDAY


  1. 1.       Creating a budget:

First, view the embedded video and decide what your budget should be



  1. 2.       Creating the Powerpoint

You will:

  • Slide 1: Cover slide with picture and a descriptive phrase to entice the reader. See the example on the next page
  • Slide 2: Describe your trip. Example: Pour un séjour  de 15 jours  en France, (au Maroc, en Bretagne, en Suisse) le prix moyen du vol allez-retour depuis les Etats Unis est de ______ (include Euros and dollars. You can convert at  et le budget moyen par jour est de ______ (include Euros and dollars)
  • Slides 3- 7) Use  the conditional  to tell what kinds of things you could do or see there. Example: À Paris, on  visterait la Tour Eiffel...  French III, create 3 slides. French AP create  5 slides. You should have photo from each section as well as your text.
  • Slide 6/8: Budget: Write the categories and totalf of your budget in dollars and Euros
  • Final slide:  List all sources you used for your Powerpoint. 


See the attached files in the original document