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Culture: the emblematic places of a country

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La destination touristique la plus fréquentée de l’Alberta au Canada est le parc national de Banff|le fjord du Saguenay|la péninsule acadienne.
L’animal symbole de Banff est un cerf|un chien|un coq. Le parc national de Banff a été créé en 1885 et fait partie du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO|des Sept merveilles du monde.
À Banff, on peut admirer beaucoup de paysages|monuments. Le sport typique dans les montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes est le ski|le hockey|le tennis.
Après la musique du générique, on entend une musique typique de country|tango|rock.
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Conception: Geneviève Briet, Université catholique de Louvain
Published on 03/12/2017 - Modified on 17/07/2018
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Au cœur des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes se trouve la destination touristique la plus fréquentée de l'Alberta : Banff. Son nom lui vient de Banffshire, en Écosse, le lieu de naissance de deux des premiers administrateurs du Chemin de fer Canadien Pacifique.
 
Le parc national de Banff, créé en 1885, fait partie du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. Des décennies d'érosion glaciaire en ont façonné le paysage.
 
Si les Rocheuses Canadiennes sont un refuge idéal pour les amateurs de ski, elles offrent aussi plusieurs activités estivales. C'est le cas notamment des excursions équestres.
Voice-over At the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is the most visited tourist destination in Alberta: Banff. Its name comes from Banffshire in Scotland, the place where two of the first administrators of the Canadian Pacific Railway were born.   Established in 1885, Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Decades of glacial erosion have shaped its landscape.   If the Canadian Rockies are an ideal sanctuary for ski lovers, they also offer several summer activities. Such activities include horseback riding tours.

Culture(s) / Iconic places in a country

What symbols represent your country, your culture? Are they great tourist attractions renowned for their beauty? Are they landscapes or monuments? Is there a famous landscape or monument that is a must-see for everyone? Can you see a typical architectural style or building material? What are the most typical art forms? Which musical instrument do people play the most? Is a real or imaginary figure often used to represent your country? Is an animal often associated with your country?From an everyday life perspective, do you have specific symbols in your country? Are there typical drinks or foods? What is the most common means of transport? Which word could represent the climate? Is there a national sport, with local club results that are reported in every newspaper?  In your country, what are the stereotypes linked to Belgians, to the French, the Quebecois, the Swiss? Do you feel very different from Belgians, from the French, the Quebecois, the Swiss? Why? If you have ever been to Belgium, France, Quebec, or Switzerland, what surprised you the most when you arrived? How has your view of these countries changed since you've known them better?  Popular symbols of France Cultural, artistic, or historical elements, but also aspects of everyday life, represent France and create its identity in the eyes of foreigners. The brand "France" likes to highlight its haute couture and its perfumes, but also its high tech specialisation (TGV, aeronautics, bridges). Of course, the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower are inseparable from Paris and therefore from France, not forgetting also the Palace of Versailles, the Pompidou Centre, and the Musée d'Orsay. After Paris, the most visited cities are Lourdes and Lyon (sharing joint second place), then Toulouse, Nice, and La Rochelle (Sud-Ouest, 29/10/2012). As for the most popular recreational sites, they are Disneyland Paris, the Puy du Fou theme park, the Parc Astérix, Futuroscope in Poitiers, and the Millau Viaduct (Mémento du tourisme, 2014 edition). Lastly, the animal that represents France is the rooster. In everyday life, France is often associated with gastronomy. There is no national dish, but each French region is praised for a traditional dish, for a type of cheese or wine. Foreigners mostly remember that baguettes and croissants are typical foods.

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