A Webquest about Paris

Go to the official site of the Paris Tourist Office


and deal with the questions below:

click here to download and print the questionnaire: parisrallye.doc
Dear Students,
You may not understand certain words used in the questionnaire or on the web site. Don't worry!  There are wonderful  free tools that enable us to look up difficult words online. Try not to look up too many and don't forget to make a vocabulary list and learn them. 
Go to PONSline, das ONline Wörterbuch (c) PONS-Klett and use the search mask at the bottom of the page. Select the right languages before you start.
Go to QuickDic online (c)
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Go to AltaVista's Babel Fish Translation (c) AltaVista.com

Go to Linguadict, das große Online Wörterbuch  (c) Linguatec Sprachtechnologien
01 - What are the names of the 3 major cemeteries in Paris? Which one is located in the east, south, and north, respectively? How many burial plots are there in the biggest cemetery?
02 - What is the name of the oldest bridge in Paris?
03 - From which point are road distances in France measured?
04 - Where can you visit the tomb of an unknown soldier and who does it commemorate?
05 - What are tourists eager to visit at the Conciergerie?
06 -Name some of the attractions The Forum des Halles offers.
07 - Why are tourists recommended to visit the Grande Arche de la Défense?
08 - Which king decided to have the Hôtel des Invalides built? For whom? Whose tomb can be visited there?
09 - The Hôtel de Ville is not what you would call a 'hotel' in English. What is it the seat of and what would you call it in English?
10 - When were the Champs Elysées given their name? Which famous landscape gardener designed them? What were his intentions?
11 - What is the name of the square where the guillotine was set up?
12 - When was the new French National Library site inaugurated? Which French President is the site named after? How many people can it accommodate?
13 - Whose burial place is the Panthéon?
14 - What title does the Eiffel Tower claim for itself? What do we learn about its height and its weight? What occasion/event was it built for?
15 - Which floors of the Tour Montparnasse can tourists visit? What can they enjoy from there?

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(c) This webquest was created by Jürgen Wagner

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