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Paris Geography 363V

Dr. Wright

Learning Objectives

• Monumental Landscape Traits

– Eiffel Tower - part of old exhibition, hated

– Louvre Museum – art agglomeration

– Arc de Triomphe – monument to Napoleon

– Notre Dame Cathedral – testament to faith

• Urban Morphology – Circular for defensive purposes

– Bisected by the Seine River – site and situation

– Grand Avenues slice across Medieval grain

Paris

• Site – Began on an island in Seine for defense

– Roman era the city was called Parisiorum

• Situation – Seine River connects to the mountains the

Atlantic Ocean for trade

– Paris region has 12 million people

Paris (Notice circular pattern)

Paris 20 Arrondissements

(Ancient Neighborhoods)

Central Paris

Ile de la Cite

Notre Dame Cathedral:

1320

Mexican Chapel Inside

Notre Dame

Roman

Wall

Louvre Museum

Place de al Concorde

Built for 1889 Exhibition

Gustav Eiffel:

Designer

Champs de Mar

“The Marching Field”

Musee d’Orsay

Bastille

Bastille

Monument:

French

Revolution

Why is this

building

famous

in the

history of

music?

Apartment

building

where

Jim

Morrison

died at

28

Pere

Lachaise

Cemetery

Actress

Oscar Wilde

Irish Writer

“I can resist

everything except

temptation”

Place de Vosges

1605 urban redevelopment

Arc de Triomphe and

Grand Avenues

Coronation of Napoleon

as Emperor at Notre Dame: 1804

Napoleon’s Empire

Arc de Triomphe

Built by Napoleon

Radiating Avenues

Napoleon’s Catastrophic

Defeat by Russia

Pantheon

Pompidou

Museum

Contemporary

Art

Luxembourg Garden

La Marais Jewish Neighborhood

La Goutte d’or

Muslim

Neighborhood

7.5% of French people

are Muslim

Paris is a city

of immigrants

Sacre Coeur Church

Montmartre

Last vineyard in Paris:

Montmartre

Seine remains a working river

The Metro

Roman ruins in Paris

Catacombs of Paris

Bones of 6 million people

Modern Paris

Right beside ancient Paris

World Electronic Music

Festival, Paris: Sept 2010

Go to Paris

with

someone

you love

Learning Objectives

• Monumental Landscape Traits

– Eiffel Tower - part of old exhibition, hated

– Louvre Museum – art agglomeration

– Arc de Triomphe – monument to Napoleon

– Notre Dame Cathedral – testament to faith

• Urban Morphology – Circular for defensive purposes

– Bisected by the Seine River – site and situation

– Grand Avenues slice across Medieval grain