Select Virtual Tours: Paris
In these weeks of home learning, we're going to be blogging about some of our favourite educational school trip destinations and excursions so that you can take part in an educational virtual visit and find out about some of the wonders while safe at home.
Next, we're taking a virtual visit to Paris! Here are three great Paris related attractions and some fabulous virtual visits, videos and quizzes for you to discover in French and English.
Musée du Louvre
The Louvre is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement. Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 782,910 square feet.
Inside Louvre Museum (Part 1, Mona Lisa)
Inside Louvre Museum (Part 2, Napoleon Apartments)
Teacher Resources (English Language)
Video Resources (French Language)
Louvre Quizzes (English Language)
Louvre Quizzes (French Language)
Chateau de Versailles
The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. It is located in the department of Yvelines, in the region of Île-de-France, about 20 kilometres southwest of the centre of Paris.
Virtual Exhibitions – Discover the Palace from home
(English Language available)
Versailles Quizzes (English Language)
Versailles Quizzes (French Language)
Fondation Claude Monet – Giverny
Claude Monet lived in his house in Giverny for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926. With a passion for gardening as well as for colours, he conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. Walking through his house and gardens, visitors can still feel the atmosphere which reigned at the home of the Master of Impressionnism and marvel at the floral compositions and nymphéas, his greatest sources of inspiration.
Virtual Visit – House (French Language)
Virtual Visit (video with commentary) – House & Gardens (French Language)
A visit to Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny (English Language Video)
Biography and Complete Works – Claude Monet (English Language)
Educational Material – Claude Monet (French Language)