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Pavilion of France
|The Pavilion of France is located on Ile
Notre-Dame and consists of a powerful structure of concrete and steel,
entirely enclosed within walls of glass surrounded by aluminum sun-breaker
strips, providing an attractive sculpture effect. The building comprises
of eight exhibition levels with a total surface of approximately 220,000
sq. ft. its height is approximately 100 feet; the whole being dominated by
decorative masts and a steel arrow.
The French presentation develops around the theme of Tradition and Invention, in the French genius at all levels.
At the lower level a circular pool of water may be given a theatre setting by means of a mobile stage.
The restaurant, a motion picture hall, conference rooms, an exhibition of transport and tourism are all at the same level.
The Salon of d'honneur, the Press, the Exhibition of great works of France in the world, and the City of Paris are all on the ground floor.
At levels 1, 2 and 3: French science and its many applications, color television, electronics, the development of sources of power, physics, astronomy.
Click here to see a map of the France floor plan.
Click here to see photos of the construction of the France Pavilion.