Walk to Italy – Paris
Oui, Oui you are now in Paris!
Paris is the capital city of France. The Eiffel Tower is the city’s central landmark at over 300 metres tall. Paris is a fashion and food capital of the world. Designers such as Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior all began their careers here. The baguette, pain au chocolat and croissant are favoured foods among tourists who visit. The Louvre Museum is a very popular tourist attraction as it is home to the most famous painting in the world – The Mona Lisa. A walk along the Champs Elysees will lead you to the Arc de Triomphe.
Paris Fun Facts:
- Paris is known as the “City of Lights” because it was one of the first cities in the world to install street lights!
- There are more dogs in Paris than children! More than 300,000 dogs live in Paris
- The French army is the only one in Europe that still has carrier pigeons in its ranks. They are kept at the Mont Valérien close to Paris, these pigeons can be used to carry out transmissions in case of a major catastrophe.
Montessori Fact: Maria Montessori held a speech at the Sorbonne in Paris in which she makes one of her numerous appeals for peace, 1938.
Activity 1: For all of you creative kids, learn how to draw the Eiffel Tower with ‘Art for Kids Hub’ video.
Activity 2: Disneyland Paris
Who wouldn’t love to go to Disneyland at the moment? Some Disney magic to cheer us up! Get a bucket of popcorn and make some Mickey Mouse ears and settle down to visit virtually. The video is broken up into 12 parts if it’s too
overwhelming to take it all in in one go (just like real life!)
Google Earth have created a wonderful view of Disneyland Paris from 85,000 photos
Stroll the streets of Disneyland and the children will love seeing the castle and all the rides.