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CALENDAR OF OUR CITIES 2021

Etwinning Project

France - Turkey

Four cities:
Montigny, France
Tarsus, Turkey
Konya, Turkey
Bursa, Turkey

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This is Lycée Descartes in Montigny, France. It is a 20-min drive from Versailles and a 30-min drive to Downtown Paris.

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Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora is the capital of Turkey. Located in the central part of Anatolia, the city has a population of 4.5 million in its urban centre and over 5.6 million in Ankara Province, making it Turkey's second-largest city after Istanbul.

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Turkey & France

French flag coulours



The French flag has representative colors : blue for Paris (the capital), the white for the former monarchy, and the red for the revolutionary, or the blood of the french revolution.


You can see Turkey and its neigbours from this map!

ANKARA is the capital of Turkey,it is located in central part of Anatolia.

Overseas territories



France also have some territories outside of the metropolis. Indeed, we have 5 overseas departments:


- Guadeloupe

- Martinique

- Guyane

- La Réunion

- Mayotte

Istanbul is the only city in the world linking two continents, Europe and Asia on each side

Two of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World are in Turkey. One of them is the Moseleum of Halicarnasus. The Image

shows the ruins of the Moseleum. It is in city of Antalya

Two of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World are in Turkey. One of them is The Temple of Artemis or Artemision (Greek: Ἀρτεμίσιον; Turkish: Artemis Tapınağı), also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis (associated with Diana, a Roman goddess). It was located in Ephesus (near the modern town of Selçuk in present-day Turkey). It was completely rebuilt twice, once after a devastating flood and three hundred years later after an act of arson, and in its final form was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. By 401 AD it had been ruined or destroyed.[1] Only foundations and fragments of the last temple remain at the site.

Turkey’s flag



It is composed of a crescent moon and a five pointed star.
Red represents the shed blood of our martyrs. The crescent moon and the star are strong symbols of Islam.

Capital of Turkey


Ankara is the capital city of Turkey.


General information about Turkey



It is crossed by several commercial ways, it is part of a customs agreement, and has been an applicant to EU membership since 1987, and it is organized in different levels: districts, villages...


Our capital city is Ankara.


Turkey is a transcontinental country straddling Southeastern Europe and Western Asia.

This is Turkey's flag. Its colour is red.

Jetlag



Between Turkey and France, there is a time difference of two hours (nom with summer change, only one hour) ! For example, when it is 2:00 PM in France, it is 4:00 PM in Turkey

Turkish people celebrate Republic Day on 29th October.


Turkey's population



In Turkey, there are 83 million inhabitants, and there are 106 inhabitants per km²

Border countries


Turkey is bordered :


- in northwest by Greece and Bulgaria
- in north by the Black Sea
- in northeast by Georgia
- in east by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran
- in southeast by Iraq
- in south by Syria and the Mediterranean Sea
- in west by the Aegean Sea

Size of Turkey


Turkey is a country of 783.562 km²

Number of inhabitants in France


In France, we are 67 million all over the territory, with most of our population concentrated in the capital, Paris.

Size of the metropolis



France’s metropolis has a total size of 650 km².



Anıtkabir(Atatürk's mausoleum) is in Ankara. Atatürk is the founder and the first president of Turkey.

Ankara is Turkey's second largest city after İstanbul.

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This is Lycée Descartes in Montigny, France. It is a 20-min drive from Versailles and a 30-min drive to Downtown Paris.

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Our teachers at Traditional Turkish cuisine Day(Bursa)

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Computer Lab of Lycee Descartes,

We have this image from the Student Video. Their lab looks really nice and functional. We have got IT lab, too. However our lab is smaller.

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The four schools

high school of descartes

This picture show the storefront of our highschool. You can see that we have an electronic portal which is managed by a woman at the entrance. Moreover, a beautiful statue is in the middle of the way to enter.

Our Principal M.Sefa Arslan,
Bursa Türkan Sait Yılmaz High School

Our School(Bursa) has a very basic and convenient meeting hall

The teachers of the project. We have this image from the materials page. They are discussing about the process of the project.

Cumhuriyet Anatolian High School has got a huge schoolyard.

This is from Lycee Descartes Scool Website

The Garden of Lycee Descartes looks refreshing

This is our School
Türkan Sait Yılmaz H.S Bursa

High school of Konya

We kept this image in one of the Turkish students' videos. It shows us the storefront of the HOS GELDINNIZ high school. We can think that it's a really huge school with 3 floors!

High school of Konya

This is a place to pray in their high school.

High school of Konya

This place is where students can rest when they have some breaks on the day. It looks like coconing and I love the decoration!






This is our ladder. There are a lot of advice for you.



This is our classroom and our lessons are here.

This is our school's corridor.

This is a teacher room in Cumhuriyet Anatolian High School.

Also, İt in Tarsus has got a computer lab.

This is Cumhuriyet Anatolian High School and It is located in Tarsus.

High school of Konya

This pitcure shows us the same place at differents seasons. We find this very beautifull espacially in winter. We are jealous that you have this great garden in your high scool.

High school of Tarsus

This picture shows us the playground of the Anadolu's high school. It's seems large but less than that of Konya's high school. Maybe there is a soccer field and we find that really cool!

High school of Tarsus

This is a classroom of Anadolu's high school. There are a lot of computer. Maybe students of this school take their lessons only electronically and not in a notebook.

High school of descartes

This place is where we can eat every luchtime. This is a large space that can accomodate around 300 students. At this time, we can find our friends to have a good time together. We talk a lot :)

High school of Descartes

Here is one of our scientific classroom. This is where we have sciences lessons like biology or chemical physics. This particular disposition allows us to work in pairs on experiments.

Our school is very succesful in sports tournaments(Bursa)

Bursa türkan Sait Yılmaz H.S Science Lab

We have this image from Tarsus High School. Classes look like identical in Turkey

Tarsus High School garden looks very green and refreshing

Students from Lycee Descartes are displaying their project&works

A student from Lycee Descartes is talking about the school in this image. We are jealous because in Bursa schools are closed and we missed our school a lot! You are lucky French friends:)

Our teachers love to entertain us on Teachers' Day, 24th November

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This is Lycée Descartes in Montigny, France. It is a 20-min drive from Versailles and a 30-min drive to Downtown Paris.

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Highschoolers' life


Descartes Highschool

Let’s begin our month with the French Highschool! Here is the hall, the unmissable place of the highschool. Indeed, in the hall, French students can see their friends and talk with them during the different breaks. Moreover, thanks to a television hanging on the wall, students can also know if there are some missing teachers this day. So, the hall is the central place to enjoy breaks.

The conference hall of Konya AIHL.

We can study and read books in the library.

There are football matches in here.

Bursa Room




As in the high school of Descartes, Bursa has also a rest room for students with sofas, tables, armchairs... This allows them to rest, discuss with their friends or work in a quiet place, conducive to working in good conditions.

Konya Anatolian Imam Hatip High School

Our school canteen is in the garden. We have a huge garden with lots of trees

We can have dinner in this part of the dormitory.

The students organize a big party each year


We finish our week about Bursa with this picture that represents the annual party that takes place at the end of the year to celebrate students’ graduation.We see them, all dressed in blue uniforms, throwing their hats in the air, which symbolizes academic success.

Tournaments and trophies in Bursa High School



Bursa Highschool is also a school that encourages the sport’s practice. That’s why it organizes tournaments of different sports to whom all the students can take part in. During these convivial moments, Bursa’ students learn about each other and develop their team spirit.

Descartes Highschool is well equipped to welcome students when they don’t have classes. Here is a place with tables and chairs where teenagers can sit to work, spend time with their friends, or just wait until the next class. The place is really practical since we can gather tables to work in group or make a deck of cards for example.

Bursa Highschool

Now, it’s Bursa Highschool’s turn! As in France, Turkish students have some breaks between classes. To enjoy it, Bursa’s students have a huge outdoor courtyard to take the air or play with to basketball with their friends.









The canteen



At lunchtime, French students meet up with their friends in the canteen. During this hour, students can pull off their mask to eat and talk about the morning that they had, for example.





Inside courtyard


When weather is good, with sunshine and great temperatures, Descartes’ students go in the little inside courtyard during the breaks. It allows them to decompress by making the most of the good weather until their next classes.


We can play table tennis in lunch breaks or after school..

Karaoke Parties are popular at Bursa T.SY.High School

Konya students can rest, read and study at their library

Students from Tarsus Cumhuriyet H.School can rest in this beautiful spot during the breaks

This is our canteen. We can eat and drink something in here.

There are basketball matches in here.

Grad Students keep in touch with our School in Bursa. They help charity organizations frequently.

The library


Descartes’ students are very hard-working, so, when they don’t have classes, they go to the library to do their homework. Thanks to its numerous books and resources, the library is the perfect place to work. In spite of its poor digital equipment, the two librarians can help students when they don’t find what they need.


The gardens


Bursa’s school is in a mountain area, close to the nature. Therefore, it frequently happens that animals come to the school area. It’s something really impressive that captivates students’ attention when they don’t have classes.


Which one is Bursa courtyard?


The playground



We finish our week with the playground where French students can also do their breaks by walking or working in the open air thanks to outside tables (red circle).





The ping-pong table


Of course, when they don’t have classes, students prefer go back to home. However, it’s not always possible. That’s why Bursa’s school installed a ping-pong table to entertain teenagers during their breaks.


Konya Anatolian Imam Hatip High School..This room is used for hobby activities

Concert by teachers



Sometimes, instead of classes, students have the opportunity to attend to a music show made by their fabulous principal Muhammed Sefa Arslan, also a teacher of literature.

The library



Breaks are also an opportunity to do some homework. In this place, students have necessary resources and calm to be efficient.



Chess in Bursa



Of course, bursa students sometimes don't have homework. So,for those who like the chess, some boards are available. They can play with friends and even organize kind of tournaments which are really interesting to watch. They challenge their friends on this playful game during breaks.

This is Cumhuriyet Anatolian High School. In addition to, this is our schoolyard.

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Tarsus is a junction point of land and sea routes connecting the Cilician plain (today called Çukurova), central Anatolia and the Mediterranean sea. The climate is typical of the Mediterranean region, with very hot summers and chilly, damp winters.

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The city of Montigny is part of the agglomeration of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines. It is located west of Versailles and Paris in the Ile-de-France region.

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Bursa is a city in Northwestern Turkey. It is very close to Istanbul and has shores on Marmamara Sea.




There are many parks and picnic areas in Konya such as Kyoto Japanese Park, Karatay City Park, Alaeddin Hill, Konya Culture Park, Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, Sille Barrage Park.


Selçuklu Congress Center is a large venue where many congresses, meetings, theater show, concerts are held in Konya. Konya Science Center is a technology and science center implemented as a project by TÜBİTAK. It returns home to numerous events and projects. Konya Science Center. As a structure related to thematic exhibitions, open air exhibitions, observation and observation tower, planet house, conference halls, laboratories and library, it is among the places you can visit for events and visits.

Tarsus has a long history of commerce, and is still a commercial centre today, trading in the produce of the fertile Çukurova plain.

Our city has many cultural sites. Indeed, we have two cinemas, two theatres, one of which is located in an old farm, and a museum retracing the history of Montigny-le-Bretonneux.

KONYA is considered as one of the oldest settlements of the world history. It is also one of Turkey's largest and most populated cities.



Konya, one of the most developed cities of Turkey in terms of economy, is also important with its natural and historical richness. Çatalhöyük, one of the oldest settlements in the world, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Tophane Square is a popular place in Bursa with Sultan tombs, delicious restourants and Shopping Centres


Montigny-le-Bretonneux is a large city with more than 32,500 inhabitants. Montigny is one of the new town named Saint-Quentin en Yvelines which gathers around 230 000 inhabitants. A new town is a town, or a group of municipalities built on a little inhabited place which is close to a metropolis as Paris. These special towns have to be attractive to avoid concentring people in the same metropolis.

The city of Montigny is part of the agglomeration of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines. It is located west of Versailles and Paris in the Ile-de-France region.



It is part of the Adana-Mersin metropolitan area, the fourth-largest Metropolitan Area in Turkey with a population of 3 million people.

Tarsus is a historic city in south-central Turkey, 20 km (12 miles) inland from the Mediterrenean.

Montigny is composed of 8 districts:

Le Manet, Pas du Lac, Plan de l’Eglise, Plan de Troux, Prés, Saint Quentin, Sourderie, Village

Montigny has many sports facilities. We have football fields, tennis and badminton courts, a skate park, climbing walls, a national velodrome, a golf course that hosted the Ryder Cup in 2018 or even a water center (swimming pools). Our city is home to the 2024 Olympic Games in France. As you can see, all residents can find a sport that suits them.

The city includes one train station directly connected to Versailles or Paris, an amazing highway network to travel throughout the territory and many buses to move rapidly inside the city.

Here is the logo of our city! The motto is “La ville qui vous va bien », it means «The city that suits you”.

tranportain in Bursa is provided by Burulaş, an organization of Municipality. It offers trains, metros, buses, chopters, planes and ferries


Bursa has 19 districts: Gürsu, Kestel, Nilüfer, Osmangazi Yıldırım,Büyükorhan Gemlik Gürsu Harmancık İnegöl İznik Karacabey Keles Kestel Mudanya Mustafakemalpaşa Nilüfer Orhaneli Orhangazi Osmangazi Yenişehir Yıldırım


Timsah Arena is Bursasport FC stadium. It is in the shape of giant corcodile, the logo of Bursasport FC



Bursa is the 4th biggest city in Turkey. Its population is more than 3 million.


this is the logo of Bursa


Konya City Stadium is located on the north of the city, 9 km away from the city center on an area of 450,000 m2. A sports hall, swimming pool, veledrom and a concourse is also available on the site plan. The transportion is provided by the railway system, private vehicles and public transport. Konya City Stadium, is designed with an approach of harmonizing the cultural codes with contemporary structure. The exterior of the structure is in white-green colors which symbolizes the city football team.




If you want to see natural beauties in Konya, you can visit Beysehir Lake, Salt Lake, Yedikopru Waterfall, Karapinar Desert, Meke Crater Lake, Meram Vineyard, Obruk Lake, Aksehir Lake.




The historical places you should visit in Konya are Catalhoyuk Ancient City and Sille Koyu, Kilistra Ancient City, Isaura Ancient City and Zengibar Castle.

Konya ,'the city of hearts'

Tarsus is in the south of Turkey. It is located in the east of Mersin Province. Adana is located in the east of the district. Nigde in the north. Mersin in the west and the Mediterranean in the south. Tarsus location between 34.53 latitude and 36.56 longitude as a geographical feature was established in the Alluvionlu Plain of the Berdan River.




Religious places to visit in Konya are Selimiye Mosque, Alaeddin Mosque, Aziziye Mosque, Kapu Mosque, and Iplikci Mosque.

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architecture of Versailles:
the model of Versailles is classic french architecture. You can find a symetrical organisation.
The castle separate Versailles in two part : Notre Dame and Saint Louis.
The three majors avenues of the city have the shape of a goose leg.

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The garden of Versailles is also very famous. Three main men worked on it : André Le notre, Jean Baptiste Colbert and Charles Le Brun.

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Rambouillet Castle :

In 1368, Jean Bernier bought a simple manor house that he decided to renovate as a castle, at this moment Rambouillet castle was created. By the beginning of the 18th century, Fleuriau d’Armenonville spent 500 000 pounds on its gardens’ transformation, creating series of flowerbed and artificial lakes. A canal was digged, 3 ponds were arranging and sculptures were sat in the park.

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The national day in France is due to the Revolution of 1789. Since the king lived in Versailles at this time, this city played a huge role for our history.

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The inside shows how rich and luxuary the castle is. You find paintings as you can see on the picture. There are also mirors, chandeliers and so on.

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From 1682 to 1789 the castle of Versailles welcomed the king of France. For instance, Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI lived there.
Louis XIV was the most famous host and its reign lasted the most. You can see a very famous picture of this king also known
as "Le Roi Soleil" which mean the "King Sun".

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Historic background of
the four cities

Montecristo Castle :

This castle was constructed by an architect at Alexandre Duma’s (a famous French writer) request in 1846 in a British style. It is situated in Port-Marly, along the Seine.

Architecture of Versailles :

The model of Versailles is classic French architecture. You can find a symetrical organisation. The castle separates Versailles in two parts : Notre Dame and Saint Louis. The three major avenues of the city have the shape of a goose leg.

Castle of Versailles :


Louis le Vau was the main architecte of the Castle.
The inside shows how rich and luxurious the castle is. You find paintings as you can see on the picture. There are also mirors, chandeliers and so on.
From the outside, the colour of the castle give the same impression: the gold shows how great it is. There are also a lot of windows.
We can guess that the hosts of the castle were very important!

Farm of the Manet :


The site occupied an area of 168 hectares until 1789, then it was extended to 300 hectares in 1860, a considerable size for its city of Montigny-le-Bretonneux counting for only the twice in dimensions.


Birth of Konya :

Konya is a very old city: it existed in the prehistoric age. In fact, the research showed that Konya was created 5000-6000 B.C.The city has been under the control of many peoples : the Hittites, the Phrygians, the Roman ... At the end Ottoman Empire ruled Konya.

Kings of Versailles :


From 1682 to 1789 the castle of Versailles welcomed the king of France. For instance, Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI lived there.
Louis XIV was the most famous host and its reign lasted the most. You can see a very famous picture of this king also known
as "Le Roi Soleil" which mean the "King Sun".


Fatih Sultan Mehmet :


Fatih Sultan Mehmet arrived and defined the Ottoman rules in Konya in 1277. Konya is the center of the new state created by Fatih Sultan Mehmet
in 1470: Karaman State. In 17th century, the state became bigger and its name changed: it is now called Konya state: we see how important the city is!

World War 1 :


Konya was not very affected in this war. However, the Italian invaded the city as we can see on the picture.
This is the only event when the city was invaded by another country.

Important events in Versailles :


The national day in France is due to the Revolution of 1789. Since the king lived in Versailles at this time, this city played a
huge role for our history. For exemple, the salle du jeu de Paume was one of the place that realy changed our History.
A lot of representatives gathered in Versailles and wrote the new laws. It gave a lot of hopes for the poorest who manifested a lot and saw at least a result!
The sculpture that you can see here represents the scene of the debate in the salle du jeu de Paume.

TARSUS WAS ALREADY A SIGNIFICANT TRADE CENTER UNDER THE HITTITES & WAS DEVELOPED FROM A MUCH EARLIER URBAN CENTER BY THE HATTI AROUND 2500 BCE.



This is Cleopatra Gate. Caesar and Cleopatra had been involved both politically and romantically and she now needed Antony's support and protection. On his side, Antony recognized the value of having a controlling interest in Egypt, Rome's breadbasket owing to their export of grain, and Tarsus was the beginning of their famous love affair and political alliance.

Montecristo Castle :


This castle was constructed by an architect at Alexandre Duma’s (a famous French writer) request in 1846 in a British style. It is situated in Port-Marly, along the Seine.

Abandonned in 1960, the castle was close to demolition when Alain Decaux, an historian, created an organization to save it. Still, the castle requires a big restoration. In 2015, declared as an heritage restoration site, a million of dollars was spent on its restoration.

Actually, this castle was recognized as an historical monument in 1975 and its gardens were in 1987.



A Roman road, possibly one of those Augustus decreed, can still be seen in modern-day Tarsus, though only a small part of it has been excavated. The roads of Cilicia linked it with the rest of the empire so that trade and travel became easier. The network of roads ran from Troy to Pergamum and from the Armenian Plateau down through the Cilician Gates, throughout Galatia, and on to Tarsus. Trade by land was now almost as easy as by water, but this did nothing to diminish the profits of Tarsus' port on the Cydnus.



This is St.Paul Church. Saul, the future Saint Paul, was born in Tarsus a Roman Citizen and a devout Jew. Everything known about him comes from the biblical book of Acts, the epistles which make up most of the Christian New Testament, and other narratives (such as The Acts of Paul and Thecla) not included in the Bible.


Gardens of Versailles :


The gardens of Versailles are also very famous. Three main men worked on it : André Le notre, Jean Baptiste Colbert and Charles Le Brun.
The orangerie is also very famous in the garden. It was directed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart.
Thousand of men transported trees from all over the country to make the garden. Every 100 years the trees are replented.
That is why Napoléon III and Louis XVI had to do this task.



Tarsus was a city in ancient Cilicia located in the modern-day province of Mersin, Turkey. It is one of the oldest continually inhabited urban centers in the world, dating back to the Neolithic Period.

Bursa is the home of Sultan Osman, who founded the Ottoman Empire. This is the picture of his tomb


Cacoon İnn is a historic spot. There are silk and silver shops and cafes around. It used to be a trading centre in the Ottoman Ages









Throughout the history, it was under control of the Hittites, Phrygians, Roman and Byzantines Empires, Seljuk and Anatolian Seljuk States. At the end Ottoman Empire ruled Konya.


The Grand Mosque is the most iconic structure in Bursa. It is a giant mosque with 21 domes. It was build in 1366 by Sultan Yıldırım Beyazıt


Irgandı Bridge is one of the second bridge in the world where there are shops and stores on it.


The Green Tomb is an iconic landmark in Bursa.It is the tomb of Sultan Mehmet I.




It was built close by the Cydnus River (modern-day Berdan River) and was an important trade center for most of its history.

Rambouillet Castle :


In 1368, Jean Bernier bought a simple manor house that he decided to renovate as a castle, at this moment Rambouillet castle was created. By the beginning of the 18th century, Fleuriau d’Armenonville spent 500 000 pounds on its gardens’ transformation, creating series of flowerbed and artificial lakes. A canal was digged, 3 ponds were arranging and sculptures were sat in the park.

Used as a royal residency for a while, this castle is situated in a gigantic forest of 980 hectares in south Yvelines. In the days of kings, it was a place of diplomatic encounter for presidential hunt. Nowadays important events took place in it such as the 1975 G6 summit.









Having a developed trade sector since the old periods due to its geographical location, Konya was the scene of intense commercial activity during Seljuk and Ottoman periods as well, by being on the route of caravans which was known as silk road.


The inner decoration and the fountain inside is very unique to Bursa. The Grand Mosque is also known as the biggest caligraphy museum








In ancient times, the city KONYA ,used to be named as “Iconium”



Port-Royal des champs :


This site is formed by an abbey’s ruins, the national Port-Royal museum and a landscape domain. Situated in a removed small valley, this place used to greet a monastery founded in 1204.

It played a part in the history of Catholicism by being a high places of religious reform.


Nicea HAgia Sophia Mosque is important for Christianity where the first Ecumenic Council was held in the 8th century



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KLEOPATRA GATE

There are there gates on the citiy wals ,whicih is among the great metropolises of the Ancient Age. These are Mountain Gate, Sea Gates and Adanus Gate Cleopatra's Gate, know as the Sea Gate until recently, is actually a ceremonial Roman capsule. This single-entry door,which has undergone several repairs today,must have been builtin the early Ezantium Period over an older door.


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ESHAB-I KEHF


ESHAB-I KEHF Cave in Tarsus is the most imporotant center o the 'Seven Sleepers' beliefs in Anatolia.The fact that the time of whicih is not Known for sure is included in the Qur'an-ı as Surat al-Kahf determines the importance of this plase.Although the event is described in different ways today the essence lies in the ressitance of seven young people from the notables of Tarsus to the pressure shown to beliefs for years and their dogs Kıtmır are sleeping 309 vil.


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Donuktaş Monument

Donuktaş Monument, which is visited by many local and foreign tourists coming to the city, is located in Tekke District of Tarsus.


The monument has a rectangular plan. Cut stone was used in its construction. Even though it continues to be a solid structure, its top cover has not survived until today. Some archeology books from Donuktaş Monument called it the temple of Jupiter, and some sources mention that it was used as a church in the 5th century.


Donuktaş Monument, which sheds light on the history of Mersin, is constantly visited as it has an easy access route.

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TARSUS ROME ROAD

The road is in the most central part of the city and coordinates 36 ° 55′04 ″ N 34 ° 55′33. It was found during the foundation excavation of a building in 1993 and taken under protection. It is estimated that the road was built on the 1st or 2nd date of the Roman Empire period. The length of the uncovered part of the road is close to 100 meters, and it is a basalt paving stone used on the long road. What makes the road interesting is that there is also a sewage system under the road. There are two criminal stylobats of the road.

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Kırkkaşık bedesten, known as the intersection point of cultures, is one of the most famous places in Tarsus. Kırkkaşık covered bazaar has had a very important position throughout history. Built in 1579 during the Ottoman period, this place was one of the soup kitchens of that period. Later, with the declaration of the Republic, this place started to be used as a covered bazaar. This place consists of a total of 21 rooms and also has 7 domes. You should definitely stop by after coming to Tarsus.

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TARSUS WATERFALL

Tarsus Waterfall is a waterfall on Berdan Stream (Kydnos) in the north of Tarsus district of Mersin. It was formed by the pouring of Berdan Stream from a height of 4-5 m. Since the area where the waterfall is located has a geologically conalemera structure, the rocks here are easily carved. These tombs emerged during the descending waters of the river from time to time and most of them were destroyed. The area where Tarsus Waterfall is located is a recreation area today and there are some facilities around it.



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Gulek Castle

Gulek Castle, which dates back to the Middle Ages, is one of the ruins reflecting the past of Mersin. The castle, which is about 65 kilometers north of Tarsus, is among the structures that can be included in your Mersin tour.


The castle is located at a strategically important point. For this reason, Gülek Castle has continued to be used in different periods. Its permanent settlement is evident from its architectural structure, finds and stone workmanship.


The entrance gate of Gülek Castle is in the south. Like the other castles of the city, this castle also has cisterns. At the same time, the ceramic pieces of the castle are among the details that attract attention.

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The "Salle du Jeu de Paume" has remained famous in the history of France for the oath that was taken there on June 20, 1789 by the deputies of the Third Estate and which became known as the oath of the Jeu de Paume, during the French Revolution in the confrontation between the bourgeoisie and the farmers

Karagöz Monument in Bursa. Karagöz is the traditional Shadow Play of Bursa and Ottoman Culture





The Mevlâna Museum located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic.

Bursa Atatürk Monument

The Grand Canal of Versailles is the largest pool in the park of the Palace of Versailles. It was built between 1667 and 1679, at the instigation of Le Nôtre. Before this date, the park, closed by a gate, stopped behind the Swan pool.

Gölyazı is an ancient Roman province in the Apollon Lake, it is a peninsula where an ancient war took place

Cumalıkızık is a 600 year old Ottoman village. It is under protection and in the list of Unesco World Heritage

The Green Tomb is an iconic Landmark of Bursa

The Hall of Mirrors or Grand Gallery is a baroque style gallery located in the Palace of Versailles, of which it is one of the emblematic rooms. Designed and built from 1678 to 1684, it was intended to illustrate the power of the absolute monarch Louis XIV and to dazzle his visitors, by its unusual ornamentation, its rich iconography composed by Charles Le Brun and its unprecedented dimensions.

The Petit Trianon is an estate in the park of the Palace of Versailles, comprising a castle surrounded by gardens of various styles. In 1762, the King asked for a new kind of castle, which would provide a view of the various gardens. Recognized as an architectural masterpiece of the emerging neo-classicism, this building has a square plan, simple and uncluttered, with four facades decorated with the Corinthian order, in which a privileged place is reserved for nature and the country atmosphere.


The orangery of the Palace of Versailles was built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart between 1684 and 1686, it replaces the one built by Le Vau in 1663, even before the beginning of the construction of the castle. The bitter orange was introduced in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries and was then a luxury food.

The mosque is at the center of Tarsus in Camii Nur neighbourhood. It is the biggest mosque of Tarsus. It is close to St Paul's Church, only about 180 metres (590 ft) bird's flight away.

A cave in Tarsus is one of a number of places said to be the location of the legend of the Seven Sleepers, common to Christianity and Islam


Tarsus was the city where, according to the Acts of the Apostles, "Saul of Tarsus, was born, but he was "brought up"in Jerusalem.

Tarsus, located in the region known as Cilicia Pedias in Antiquity (modern south-central Turkey), was an important city during both the ancient and the medieval eras. It was the capital of Roman province of Cilicia.


The Albert-Kahn departmental museum is located in Boulogne-Billancourt, in the Hauts-de-Seine department in France. Aiming to make Albert Kahn's work known and valued, it preserves the collection of the "Archives of the Planet" constituted by Albert Kahn between 1909 and 1931 and a garden with landscape scenes spread over nearly four hectares which is an integral part of the museum's collections.


The Grand Trianon, formerly Trianon of marble is a castle located in the domain of Versailles. It was built at the request of King Louis XIV, from 1687, near the Palace of Versailles, at the end of the eastern arm of the Grand Canal. The exterior of the building is built in pink marble which gives it the name "Marble Trianon", as opposed to the porcelain Trianon that precedes it in the same location.


The Royal Opera of the Palace of Versailles is an opera house built under Louis XV at the end of the north wing of the Palace of Versailles. Inaugurated in 1770 for the wedding of the future Louis XVI with the young Marie-Antoinette, the Royal Opera quickly became one of the most beautiful halls in Europe.

The Queen's hamlet is an outbuilding located in the park of the Palace of Versailles. This pleasure hamlet was commissioned during the winter of 1782-1783 by Queen Marie-Antoinette who wished to get away from the constraints of the court of Versailles, with the nostalgia of a more rustic life, in a natural setting, a small paradise where the theater and the party would make her forget her condition as queen.

The chapel of the Palace of Versailles is a palatial chapel located in the Palace of Versailles, near the corner between the wing of the Grand Appartement du Roi and the north wing. The present chapel was blessed in 1710, after a project that began in 1687. It is the part of the castle least modified by history and the most important part of the city at the time of the Sun King.

The Palace of Versailles is a French castle and historical monument built during the reign of Louis IV, and is located in Versailles. It was the residence of the kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI. The king and the court resided there permanently from May 6, 1682 to October 6, 1789. Located southwest of Paris, this castle and its grounds were intended to glorify the French monarchy and the absolute power of the king.

Located in the outer courtyard of the famous castle, the gardens of Versailles are known worldwide for their incredible elaboration and organization. This place is the most popular attraction of the city, ahead of the castle itself, gathering millions of visitors from all over the world every year.

Çatalhöyük, which is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, gives us great clues about how the settlements in the world began.It is almost considered the most valuable region in terms of the world.

Alaaddin Mosque

Esrefoglu Mosque was built in between 1296-1299 by Esrefoglu Suleyman Bey. It is a great example of the wooden pillared Turkish Mosque Architecture of Central Asia. It is the most beautiful wooden mosque we have in our country.

Konya Martyrs Monument

Bursa Tophane and Watchtower square is a popular place in Bursa

Bursa Osmangazi Monument

Alaaddin Hill is located in the center of Karatay, this historical building has the appearance of a hillock with a height of 20 meters. By hosting deep-rooted civilizations, it has become the historical places of the Konians and a place frequented by tourists today.

The Grand Canal of Versailles is the largest pool in the park of the Palace of Versailles. It was built between 1667 and 1679, at the instigation of Le Nôtre. Before this date, the park, closed by a gate, stopped behind the Swan pool.

Sille is a small village close to Konya in central Anatolia. The oldest evidence of a settlement dates back to the Phrygians in the 8th century BC.

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This is Lycée Descartes in Montigny, France. It is a 20-min drive from Versailles and a 30-min drive to Downtown Paris.

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Tarsus Museum

Kubat Pasha Madrasah, which was built as a madrasah with an open courtyard in 1557 by Kubat Pasha of Ramazanoğluları, was turned into a museum in 1971 in order to present our historical and cultural values to local and foreign visitors. However, Kubat Pasha Madrasa could not respond to modern museology activities in the display and storage of the works. In this way, the works were moved to the section reserved for the new museum within the 75. Yıl Cultural Center Complex built by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1998. The museum has two large halls where ethnographic and archaeological artifacts are exhibited.

In the Ethnography Hall on the ground floor, artifacts belonging to Tarsus and its region, which is an important part of the Çukurova culture, are exhibited. The reflection of the social, religious and philosophical understanding of the people living in Tarsus and its region on the metalwork and textile products can be seen. In addition, the limitless thoughts of man on silver, copper and wood have been carefully worked on. Horse harness, saddlebags, charms, cicim rugs, color harmony and form in women's clothing, silver crests, head pendulums, money pouches, diversity in kitchenware are the works of Yörük and Turkmen culture. Flintlock rifles, pistols and swords, daggers, gunpowder cases, binoculars, ceremonial shields constitute a part of the military war tools of the period.Among the ethnographic works, silver mouthpieces, silver watches, rings, agate prayer beads, manuscripts and hookahs are the materials that have survived to the present day. In addition, the “Tarsus House” corner was created in this hall, reflecting the past home culture to the present. In the daily life, the place and the world of women at home and the table culture are revived. In an area extending from the ethnography hall to the lower exhibition hall, the inscriptions and the tomb tradition are exhibited as another richness of the Ottoman culture.

The Archaeological Artifacts Hall, located on the ground floor of the museum, was created from the archaeological excavations carried out in the Tarsus region for many years and the artifacts brought to the museum through purchase. In the museum, 7,500 years of cultural history is completed with artifacts from the Chalcolithic, Bronze and Iron Age, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.




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Tarsus Museum

Kubat Pasha Madrasah, which was built as a madrasah with an open courtyard in 1557 by Kubat Pasha of Ramazanoğluları, was turned into a museum in 1971 in order to present our historical and cultural values to local and foreign visitors. However, Kubat Pasha Madrasa could not respond to modern museology activities in the display and storage of the works. In this way, the works were moved to the section reserved for the new museum within the 75. Yıl Cultural Center Complex built by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1998. The museum has two large halls where ethnographic and archaeological artifacts are exhibited.

In the Ethnography Hall on the ground floor, artifacts belonging to Tarsus and its region, which is an important part of the Çukurova culture, are exhibited. The reflection of the social, religious and philosophical understanding of the people living in Tarsus and its region on the metalwork and textile products can be seen. In addition, the limitless thoughts of man on silver, copper and wood have been carefully worked on. Horse harness, saddlebags, charms, cicim rugs, color harmony and form in women's clothing, silver crests, head pendulums, money pouches, diversity in kitchenware are the works of Yörük and Turkmen culture. Flintlock rifles, pistols and swords, daggers, gunpowder cases, binoculars, ceremonial shields constitute a part of the military war tools of the period.Among the ethnographic works, silver mouthpieces, silver watches, rings, agate prayer beads, manuscripts and hookahs are the materials that have survived to the present day. In addition, the “Tarsus House” corner was created in this hall, reflecting the past home culture to the present. In the daily life, the place and the world of women at home and the table culture are revived. In an area extending from the ethnography hall to the lower exhibition hall, the inscriptions and the tomb tradition are exhibited as another richness of the Ottoman culture.

The Archaeological Artifacts Hall, located on the ground floor of the museum, was created from the archaeological excavations carried out in the Tarsus region for many years and the artifacts brought to the museum through purchase. In the museum, 7,500 years of cultural history is completed with artifacts from the Chalcolithic, Bronze and Iron Age, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.


This is the grand mosque of Tarsus, also named the Mosque Nur. This bulding is located in the center of the city. It was built in 1579 by Ibrahim the son of Piri pasha. The mosque has a single minaret in the Selçuk Ottoman style.

The Bursa City Museum presents the city's historical, commercial, geographical, and cultural values in chronological order. Including the passing into the hands of the Turks in 1326 Orhan, and representing being capital of Ottoman Empire.

Sqy Ouest is one of the most important commercial center of Montigny le Bretonneux. You can find a cinema, some shops but also some very nice restaurants. It's an important cultural place because you can find anything you want.

Tarsus House


In the museum, a Tarsus house corner was also created and the past was reflected in the home culture past. The place and world of the woman, where daily life takes place, and the table culture were revived. The ruptures to the lower exhibition hall of the ethnography hall are exhibited in a wide area as another richness of the Ottoman heads of the burial tradition.



Here they are the Eshab i Kehf cave in Tarsus. It is the most important center of the "Seven Sleepers" beliefs in Anatolia. It is also a beautiful place with a nice outside as inside.

This is the "time museum" of Konya.

Here are the famous "jardins de versailles" in Versailles city. Just behind the castle, you can find some beautiful gardens designed by André Le Nôtre. It is very huge and also very orignal because every garden is maintened with the greatest care.

This building is where are the tomb of Sultan Osman in Bursa. It's a very symbolic place for the Turkish because Osman was the first ruler of the Ottoman Empire. It's a very nice and respectful place. The son of the Sultan Osman is also in the monument.

The Médersa Ince Minareli is a religious building of the XIIIe century in Konya. Inside, you can find the museum of sculture on wood and stone. This building have very nice decorations, it's a real art place.

ST.PAUL MONUMENT MUSEUM

St. Paul Monument Museum building was built by the Orthodox Arab-Greek Community in 1850. It was not used for different purposes until 1993 usage. 1994 allocated to Ministry of Culture and St. Paul Memorial Museum. Restoration research was carried out in the St.Paul Museum and its theory 1997-2001 research. After the restoration and landscaping is completed, the building is located in St. It was opened to visitors in 2001 as the Paul Memorial Museum.


On the ceiling of the central nave of the church, which has a rectangular plan with three naves, Hz. There are frescoes of Jesus, the biblical writers Yohannes, Mattios, Marcos and Lucas with an eye motif and a bird figure. On both sides of the window on the upper part of the apse, there are scenes and angel depictions. There is a bell tower in the north east corner of the church.St. Local and foreign groups visiting the Paul Memorial Museum also perform religious services. Saint Paulus is a very important figure in the Christian religion. Coming from a Jewish family, Paulus was born in Tarsus in 3 AD. His father made tent cloth weaving, which is his profession. Towards the age of 13, he was sent to Jerusalem to study as a rabbi. When he returned to Tarsus, the city of his birth, he gained the right to dual citizenship, that is, he became a citizen of both Tarsus and Rome. He went to Jerusalem again towards 34 AD. He continued to spread the Christian religion and learn.Meanwhile, the clergyman who worked on Christianity with Barnabas, one of the pioneers of Christianity in Antakya, changed his name from Saul to Paulus, the Roman name. In 36 AD, he encountered Jesus at an unexpected moment, announced that he would follow Jesus' path after this encounter, and learned the basic elements of the Christian faith. When he returned to Tarsus, he continued his Christian studies and established a Christian community. Meeting again with Barnabas in AD 43, Paulus went back to Jerusalem to visit Christian believers. Separated with Barnabas, Paulus continued his second religious mission with clergymen named Silas and Timetheos. It has been found in places such as Syria, Cilicia, Anatolia, Ephesus, Kayseri, Filibe, Thessaloniki and Piraeus. According to some rumors; It is claimed that Paulus, who was arrested, was released in 62 AD, and according to some rumors he was executed in 66 AD.


Cleopatra's gate, also known as Sea gates is one of the three gates in the city of Tarsus. This gate is actually a ceremonial Roman capsule. This "door" has undergone several repairs since it creation.

Ethnography Showroom


Ethnographic works of Tarsus and its region, which is an important part of the Çukurova culture, are exhibited in this hall. The reflection of the social, religious and philosophical understanding of the people living in Tarsus and its region on metalworking and weaving can be seen. In addition, the limitless thoughts of man on silver, copper and wood have been carefully worked on. Silver horse harness, saddlebags, charms, cicim rugs, color harmony and form in women's clothing, silver hillocks, head pendulums, money pouches, and diversity in kitchenware are the works of Yörük and Turkmen culture, which describe another aspect of our culture. War tools belong to the Ottoman period. Flintlock rifles, pistols, swords, daggers, gunpowder cases, binoculars, ceremonial shields constitute a part of the military war tools of the period. Among the ethnographic works, silver mouthpieces, silver clocks, rings, agate prayer beads, handwritten hadiths and Quran books, hookahs are the present-day materials of social life.


Konya Archaeological Museum is a state archaeological museum in Konya, Turkey. Established in 1901, it had been relocated twice before moving to its present location in 1962. ... In the outer open yard of the museum , there are a number of small sculptures, sarcophagi, column heads, and epigraphy.

Tarsus Waterfall is located on the northern outskirts of the city of Tarsus, not far from the motorway O-51, in southern Turkey.

Since the construction of the Berdan Dam, the water of the Tarsus River has been distributed in canals for irrigation, with the result that the waterfall can now be seen only in seasons of very heavy rainfall.

The Petit Trianon is a Neoclassical style château located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France. It was built between 1762 and 1768 during the reign of King Louis XV of France

The settlement in Kilistra is believed to be established first during the Hellenistik and Roman Times (BC the 2nd century - AD the 3rd century) according to result of the archaeological works.

It was built in 1102, during the late Byzantine period when the city was captured by the First Crusade from the Seljuk Turks. Later when the Armenian principality was issued from the Byzantine Empire, Leon I was crowned as the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia in 1198 by Conrad von Wittelsbach in this cathedral.

In 1359, Tarsus fell to Ramazanids, a Turkmen dynasty, and in 1415 Ahmet of Ramazanids (reigned 1383-1416) converted the church into a mosque.

The museum, which was supervised by world-renown historian and professor Halil İnalcık, who designed it in the concept of a green building and died in July 2016, fascinates visitors.

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Tofaş is the basketball team of Bursa. It has been the champion of the Turkish BAsketball League for many times

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The stadium of Konya in Turkey is primarily used for football games with the football club of the city named Konyaspor. The stadium is in white and green to emphasize the colors of the football club.

The Veledrom of Bursa

Bursa Osmangazi Hippodrome Racetrack is one of the biggest tracks in Turkey.

Turkey's rivers provide perfect conditions for canoeing and rafting, for both beginners and experienced. Some of the best rivers for rafting are Çoruh, Barhal, Berta, Fırtına, Çolaklı, Köprüçay, Manavgat, Dragon, Göksu (Silifke), Zamanti, Göksu (Feke), Kızılırmak, and Dalaman Çayı.




In the same leisure center named "île de Loisirs", you can do a treetop adventure course in it's giant forest!

The Grand Mountain in Bursa is the most popular winter sports and tesorts centre in Turkey


Handball


Handball is a team sport played with seven players, six on the field and one in the goal. The playing time consists of two periods of thirty minutes. In the early years, handball was played in football stadiums as teams of 11 people on the turf, and after the 1950s, it became a common indoor sport.







Sadağ Kanyon is a great place for hiking in Bursa. It is in Orhaneli District and has beautiful sprimgs and mountains

The athletism track of Montigny-le-Bretonneux permits outdoor training and welcomes runners and long jumpers. It also has a little synthetic pitch surrounded by the track itself. This place is where many of us have done our sports paper for the Baccalaureat (our final diploma in high school) of middle-distance.

Right next to our high school there is the Aquatic Center of Montigny le Bretonneux where you can relax or take part in some competitions.

Our incredible leisure center of Saint Quentin en Yvelines permits us to do sports in the big lake as sailboard, for example.



Athletics is another fast improving sport. Süreyya Ayhan set the 1500m world record in 2003


Among all sport in Turkey, the most popular one is football. Turkey's top teams include Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Beşiktaş.

Basketball

Basketball in Turkey, under the name Sports Federation in the years 1936-1959 was carried out in conjunction with volleyball and handball. 1 in March 1959 formally established the Turkey Basketball Federation. Until December 13, 1966 in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara basketball activities carried out in the region by bringing together a team of these regions then turned to Turkey displacement Basketball League. Turkey Basketball Federation since 1968-69 season, displacement founded the Second Division. In addition, Turkish basketball entered a revival period with the establishment of basketball teams by some private organizations in the 70s. Made in France in 1977. "European Stars Basketball Championship" in Turkey, he won the European Championship

Volleyball Federation.

Despite this situation, a separate federation was not established in our country, and it was administered as a federation of volleyball, basketball and hand ball sports games. Most of the time, basketball teams came together and formed a volleyball team in the clubs.

In 1958, the authorities separated the federations and established the 'Volleyball and Handball' federation. This was a major stage.

Our team, which participated in the men's European championship for the first time in 1958, took part in all the championships in other years. Our girl team participated in the European championship, which was played in 1963.

Turkey, through elimination for the first time in 1998, participated in the World Volleyball Championships in Japan.

One of the sports we do in French schools is the orienteering race. We go to the forest as Bois de la Garenne or La Forêt du Manet even if it's rainy and we finish our race as fast as possible!

The national golf of Saint Quentin en Yvelines is where you could attend the previous Rider Cup in 2018. If you have a good level in golf and are ready to pay a minimum of 40€, you can do the Albatros course.

The PSG football club is probably the most supported one in France. Its owner comes from Qatar and the colors of the club are blue, white and red, like France. The stadium is Le Parc des Princes and the actual stadium opened in 1972. As we can see in the photo, they won 9 times the French football championship and went until the final during the 2020 Champions League.

On the 9th of July 2006, during the final of the Football Worl Cup against the Italian team, a French player, Zidane, made a full-impact. He landed a Glasgow kiss on Marco Materazzi. It became a big reference in France and an everyday turn of phrase.

The French national football team marked our country winning the Football World Cup of 2018. We won our second star 20 years after the first one. The head coach, Didier Deschamps was among those who won in 1998 and won also leading the French team in 2018. You have to listen to the music "Ramenez la coupe à la Maison" by Vegedream, it became an anthem of our victory!

The Konya stadium has a capacity of 42,000 seats which are also in green and white colors and it is covered. This stadium is multi-purpose because it has an athletic stadium, a velodrome, and different areas. It is kind of a recent construction because it opened in 2014.

The national velodrome of France is in our city, Montigny-le-Bretonneux in the Yvelines. It is, in fact, the training center of the French cycling team. It opened in 2014 and welcomed some national and international competitions. The trials of cycling will be there for the Olympic Games in 2024.

National Football Matches are sometimes played at Timsah Arena

The Big 3 are the most successful football clubs in Turkey. They are Beşiktaş FC, Galatasaray FC and Fenerbahçe FC.

Burak Yılmaz, Zeki Çelik and Yusuf Yazıcı play in French football team Lille. They also play in Turkish National Team.

Turkish Wrestling Team is one of the best in the world. They usually win medals in all tournaments

Bursaspor FC became the champion of Turkish Super League in 2010.

Timsah Arena is the satidum of Bursaspor FC. It is in the shape of a crocodile. It has 40 thousand auidence capacity

Crocodile Dance is unique to Bursaspor FC. Players come together and creep as a crocodile when they score or win a cup


Among all sport in Turkey, the most popular one is football. Turkey's top teams include Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Beşiktaş.

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This is Lycée Descartes in Montigny, France. It is a 20-min drive from Versailles and a 30-min drive to Downtown Paris.

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Cezerye is a traditional Turkish dessert. With coconut, toasted nuts, hazelnuts or pistachio, caramelized carrots, it is semi-gelatinous. It is then cut into rectangular pieces.

Kerebiç; It is a dessert that belongs to Mersin region and is widely consumed during holidays. Kerebiç is a dessert that resembles a stuffed meatball, made of semolina, lying in a white cream, filled with peanuts or walnuts. This dessert, which is eaten without white cream, is called finished.




Almost any fruit and vegetable grow in Bursa thanks to its Mediterranean climate

Canided chestnut is only made in Bursa and one of the best desserts in Turkey.

Turnip Juice or şalgam is actually not totally composed of turnip. It is made with pickles brine, purple carrots, flavoured with aromatic turnips. It has many health benefits.

Arabaşı soup is a soup made by boiling chicken broth with ingredients made by roasting flour and oil. It is a local food of Konya.

Cezerye is a common dessert especially in Mersin and Adana regions. It is made from carrots, granulated sugar, walnuts and coconut. It takes its name from the Arabic word meaning carrot. Grated carrots are boiled first and then roasted with sugar. Nutmeg on it; Pistachios, hazelnuts, peanuts or walnuts are put in it. Mersin Cezeryesi was registered by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and received a geographical indication.




Tantuni is a type of wrap unique to Mersin.


Tantuni, which is consumed today, is made with two types of meat. A wrap containing only meat is called steak, and a wrap containing both meat and lard is called tantuni. This difference is especially important when ordering meals for tanners. In addition, tantuni with yoghurt is also offered for sale in tantuni shops recently.


Its preparation is to slice the regular tantuni into a bite, add strained or regular yogurt on it, add fried oil with powdered pepper and serve. Mersin Tantuni has been registered by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and has a geographical indication.




Dilber Dudagi is a typical dessert of Konya, made from baklava dough that is put on 20-30 layers of dough and cut into a circle and then shaped into two lips.

Gombo soup is composed of the dried flower orka and veal cut into small cubes that gives the soup its real flavour with lemon juice. It is a local food of Konya.


Tandır Kebab is very popular in Konya.. It is a kind of lamb meat that is cooked for long hours in an oven

A lot of fresh fruits are produced in Konya. Here are some examples (Peach, strawberries...)

Lahmacun is a fine and round pasta on which you put minced meat, vegetables and herbs such as onions, garlic, cinnamon, tomatoes… It is then cooked and ready to be tasted.

Lahmacun is a kind of stuffed pita in the Middle East cuisine, which is cooked in a stone oven after a material prepared with spices such as minced meat, parsley, onion, garlic and black pepper, isot (red pepper) is spread on the rolled dough. [1] [2] Although it is sometimes called Turkish pizza, [3] or Armenian pizza, [2] in English, it is a dish of Middle Eastern origin. Unlike pizza, cheese is not used [4] and the dough is thinner. [5] Lahmacun; Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey is a popular dish in Israel and the world community.


Mevlana Pastry is a typical Konya dish, made with minced meat and cheese on a dough.

Traditional French Cuisine has several dishes like Frogs, Oyster and Snail which all appear unusual to Turkish taste.

La Baguette

It’s a kind of bread, it accompanies most of our meals.

Baklava is an important pastry dessert found in Turkish, Middle Eastern, Balkan and South Asian cuisines. It is made by placing walnuts, pistachios, almonds or hazelnuts between thin doughs, depending on the region. It is generally flavored with sugar syrup. You can also use honey syrup. Some commercial companies use their own special sherbet.


Baklava was registered as a Turkish dessert on 8 August 2013 by the EU Commission.



Hummus is a spread made from pureed chickpeas, with lemon juice and garlic. In the Middle East, it is usually eaten as a sauce with pita bread.

Etliekmek is very popular in Konya..

Etli Ekmek is a thin and edgeless stuffed pita, it is a local food of Konya.

Bursa is the biggest olive oil producing city in Turkey. We like to use olive oil in our food or use it with salads and sometimes eat with bread and cheese for breakfast

You should taste Bamya(Okra) soup in Konya

Map of French Cheese. French people like to eat cheese between the main course and the dessert,

Tirit is also preferred in Konya..It is delicious

Oven Kebab is a local food from Konya made from sheep or lamb and put on pita.

Bœuf Bourguignon

made of beef pieces simmered in red wine with some vegetables

La Blanquette de Veau

made of calf’s chest gone with cream, carrots and onions

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French people love to finish their meal with desserts like La Crème Brulée,Les Macarons

Le Fondant au Chocolat


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This is Lycée Descartes in Montigny, France. It is a 20-min drive from Versailles and a 30-min drive to Downtown Paris.

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Beş Şehir (Five Cities) by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar describes İstanbul, Bursa, Konya, Erzurum and Ankara. It is acclaimed as one of the most poetic prose of our literature


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known as Evliya Çelebi, was an Ottoman explorer who travelled through the territory of the Ottoman Empire and neighboring lands over a period of forty years, recording his commentary in a travelogue called the Seyâhatnâme ("Book of Travel")The name Çelebi is an honorific title meaning "gentleman" or "man of God"

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Fuzuli is the best known Divan-style poet, thinker and sufi. His works are considered to be the golden age of Ottoman poetry. Leyla and Mecnun, Water, Beautiful Love are his major works

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Yunus Emre also known as Derviş Yunus (Yunus the Dervish) (1238–1328) was a Turkish folk poet and Sufi mystic who greatly influenced Turkish culture] His name, Yunus, is the equivalent to the English name Jonah. He wrote in Old Anatolian Turkish, an early stage of Turkish. The UNESCO General Conference unanimously passed a resolution declaring 1991, the 750th anniversary of the poet's birth, International Yunus Emre Year.

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Peyami Safa


Peyami Safa, known for his prominent works such as Ninth Foreign Ward, Fatih Harbiye, Alone, A Hesitated Novel, is among our intellectuals who have seen both the Ottoman period and the Republic period. Peyami Safa, who also used the name Server Bedi, worked as a columnist and journalist for a while as well as writer. His works were featured in many newspapers and magazines of the period.


He reflected his painful days and mental crises in his works and was loved very much, and he received criticism in his works in which he emphasized the thought. Apart from his works, Peyami Safa contributed a lot to our literature with the magazines he published.



Reşat Nuri Güntekin


Reşat Nuri Güntekin, who is better known by the readers, especially with the adaptation of his works to television and cinema many times, is a novel, short story and playwright. Since he traveled to many parts of Anatolia due to his duty as an inspector, he included many problems he saw in his works and reflected them in human-environment relationship.


Although he has many works, Wren, Acimak, Falling Leaf, Miskinler Tekke and Lip to Heart attracted more attention. The main reason for this interest is that the works have been adapted to the series several times and the readers start to recognize the author more after the series.






''Peace at home; peace in the world '' Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

« Les Misérables » which means the is the most famous novel written by Victor Hugo

HALİDE EDİP ADIVAR

II. The best known work of Halide Edib, who started to produce with the declaration of the Constitutional Monarchy and became one of the most productive names of the period, is the Sinekli Grocery. He has more than twenty novels, story books and plays, as well as reviews. Many works of Halide Edib, who is known for her focus on women's rights and who frequently give place to the education of women and their place in society, have been adapted to cinema and television series.


Ömer Seyfettin is one of the unlucky writers who have an important place in our literature with his 36-year short life, but who do not see much value both in his lifetime and in the period after his death. It is tragic that he was alone in the hospital during his illness and after he died, the hospital staff called him "homeless" and started using him as a cadaver because he did not know him. Although he was taken from the hospital after his friends saw the news of the newspaper, his body was already in disintegration.


Ömer Seyfettin, one of the prominent names of our literature and the founder of our short storytelling, is among the founders of the Turkism movement in literature, in addition to advocating simplification in Turkish during the years he was working. Only Efe, Kaşağı and Efruz Bey are remarkable works.



"Les Trois Mousquetaire" is the most famous French novel by Alexandre Dumas. The title means « The three musketeers«

This is an illustration of the most famous La Fontaine’s fable : « Le Corbeau et le Renard » which means the raven and the fox.

This is Jean de La Fontaine, a famous french writers who is mostly know for his fables ( it’s like poems)




Ahmet Necip Fazıl Kısakürek was a Turkish poet, novelist, playwright, and Islamist ideologue.



Nâzım Hikmet Ran (15 January 1902 – 3 June 1963) commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet was a Turkish poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter and director.His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages.


Mehmet Akif Ersoy (20 December 1873 – 27 December 1936) was an Ottoman-born Turkish poet, writer, academic, politician, and the author of the Turkish National Anthem.

"Le Petit Prince" is a famous book for children ( but also really interesting for adults) written in 1943 by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This book is famous around the world, indeed, it is the second most translated book in the world after the Bible.

This writer i consider as one the most important french writer and he is also a political personality and as a committed intellectua. He wrote in 1862 the famous novel "Les Misérables". .

"Le Comte de Monte Cristo" is a French novel by Alexandre Dumas published in 1844.

Alexandre Dumas is a 19th century French writer, he wrote many works such as "Les Trois Mousquetaire" in 1844 or "Le comte de Monte-Cristo« in 1844.


This is picture from the comedy « L’avare » which means « The stingy ». This is one of the most famous play written by Molière in 1668.

Emile Zola is a great 19th century French journalist writer. He wrote for example the novel Thérèse Raquin. In addition, he is famous in particular for his great involvement in a big affair in France, 'l'affaire Dreyfus".

Sait Faik, which is considered a turning point in our literature with his contributions to our contemporary storytelling, demolished the classical story technique and skillfully explained nature and people in a more poetic language by addressing the simple, sincere, good and bad sides. In these expressions, he was not influenced by literary understandings and did not tend to a certain style.


He focused on the problems of the individual in the society, not the social problems, and wrote the individuals based on himself in his stories in general. He often penned the urban lower class in these stories. Books such as There is a Snake in Alemdağ, Samovar, Last Birds, Superfluous Man, Missing Wanted attract the attention of readers, and a short story award is organized every year in the name of Sait Faik.



Sultan Mehmet The Conquerer was a marvellous poet who used the nickname Avni. He knew and spoke 7 languages fluently, including Italian, Greek, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish and Latin

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, who was among the first teachers of the history of the Republic and gained a wide readership with his Zaman poetry in Bursa, is a teacher, poet, novelist, storyteller, translator and literary historian. He also served as a deputy for Maraş for a while.


The fact that Yahya Kemal is a student has a lot of effects on his writing life. Even at that time, 11 poems of Ahmet Hamdi were published in the Lodge published by Yahya Kemal. After poetry, he worked on translation for a while and then published the magazine "View" with Ahmet Kutsi Tecer. His first novels were serialized in newspapers and magazines and then published as a book. His most striking works are: The Time Regulation Institute, Peace, Five Cities, Mahur Beste.




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ChristmasIt is one of the most famous celebration in France, it is celebrated in the 24th or the 25th of December (depends on family tradition). We eat a lot of food and give present. But for kids, it is the legendary Santa Claus that put present at the bottom of the Christamas tree

30th August is celebrated as the National victory Day. Turkey defeated invaders from Anatolia in 30th August 1923

Aid is an Arabic word meaning "celebration". In Islam, only two festivals are authentically sacred: Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. During this celebration, the tradition is to sacrifice a sheep at this feast and to share the meal with the family or important people.


Ramazan Fest is also known as The Sweet Fest as children visit relatives and neighbours to collect sweet or pocket money


Easter Egg day-Pâques is more of a celebration for kids, parents hide chocolate in the garden and tells their kids that either the Chocolate bunny ame or the bells have rung.

April 1st is the day of hoaxes, pranks and jokes. Nowadays it is not so much celebrated by adults, but children still celebrate it and stick paper fish on the back of other people.

May 1st is Labor Day. It is a public holiday. We offer lily of the valley (= flowers) to people we love.

Tarsus Gastronomy Days




The Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day is an official holiday in Turkey

Many people celebrate this day by watching athletes perform at their local stadiums or by participating in sports events that are open to the public, such as half-marathons




The Hıdırellez, which falls on May 5-6, is a celebration of “the day of Hızır” -- which is the day that the prophets Hızır and İlyas met in Islamic belief. It is believed that all wishes that are made on that night will be granted within the span of a year.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk dedicated the date 23rd April to the children of the world. That day Turkish National Assambly was opened


Republic Day of Turkey is anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic, Turkey's public holiday marking the proclamation of the republic on October 29, 1923. Many people in Turkey celebrate Republic Day on October 29 by attending performances and participating in traditional processions with flags and musical bands.

"La Fête de la musique" takes place across the world on June 21st, mainly in the evening and at night until the next morning. It is currently celebrated in a hundred countries. Various local music festivals that took place on this solstice day participate in this popular holiday today.

The "Toussaint" is a day where people are coming to cemeteries and put flowers on the graves to loved ones. It is the celebration of dead people. It is on the 1st of November.

"La Chandeleur" is a celebration that happen the 2nd of February. On that day, family are usually making "crepe" that is a very very yummy dessert from France. It is like a big flat pancake and we roll them with nutella, sugar or else in it.

The feast of Kings, or Epiphany, is often the overlooked part of holiday celebrations. It is traditionally held on January 6th. On that day we eat this type of cake, and usually the youngest person around the table has to get under the table and tell which slide go to people. Inside there are a lucky charm and the lucky one that got it in their slide are the king.

Halloweenn is celebrated on the 31st of October. Each year, children from around the world disguise like monsters, vampire, ghost or else and they go trick or treat at several houses of their neighborhood in purpose to have free candy

July 14th is the national holiday of France. It is associated with the storming of the Bastille and the popular uprising of 1789 which was a symbol of freedom. We celebrate July 14 by gathering in our cities, and admiring a magnificent fireworks display fired for the occasion.

Kandil, the same as English word "Candle" represents five important days in Islam History. These days are celebrated with family


15th July, 2016 was the date a terrorist-religous group attempted a military coup in Turkey. History marked this day as the first coup attemp stopped and defeated by public itself

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Firefighters bal on 14 of July is organized each year to pay tribute to firemen and fire women work. It is a party bringing together all the firefighters and inhabitants of the city where there are concerts, shows ...



Uludağ Fest is held in December for 3 nights at the Grand Mountain(uludağ) winter resorts. Its is a music and youth festival

Le Repas du dimanche, Sunday’s meal in English is a familial tradition in France in which you share a meal with your parents, grand parents, cousins … Most of the time, this event occurs in sunday and we can eat a lot of things but we like barbecue on summer.

Karagöz Shadowplay Fest is an international event celebrated in Bursa annually

The Festival of Vielles Charrues, is a festival of actual musique in Britanny. Despite the fact that it is organized far from the capital, it is more and more popular and known in the world.

Christmas markets are places where you can buy all the traditional Christmas food and items. It’s mainly home made things by french artisans. The atmosphere and the smell of the food makes the place magical.


Neighbors party is an event where all the neighborhood is reunited. It allows us to encounter our neighbors and learn more about them.

Republic Day is one of the national festivals in Turkey.Republic Day in Turkey celebrates the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923 after the victory in the War of Independence.

The Festival of Cannes is a festival that celebrates international cinema and rewards recognized directors and actors every year. It take place in the South of France and he is mainly known for his red carpet and the parade of celebrities on this one.



Commemoration of Ataturk Youth and Sports Day is annually celebrated as national festival in Turkey on May 19. Young people carry the Turkish flag from Samsun to Ankara, sing and dance. Also, sports events and state ceremonies are held in the cities throughout the country.

Kılıç Kalkan is a traditional dance and Fest in Bursa. Dancers play the music by clashing their swords and shileds

Kermmesses, Charity fair in English, are little parties organized by schools at the end of the school year where children have fun with friends. They can enjoy activities as duck fishing and chamboule tout, throwing game.

Ramadan feast is celebrated at the end of the Islamic month Ramadan, Turkish people fast during Ramadan

The Helffest Festival, also called Hellfest Summer Open Air, is a french music festival focusing on heavy metal music. Nowadays, it’s one of the most important french music festivals, due to its high attendance.

The annual ceremonies on the anniversary of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's death, who was an Islamic scholar who addressed humanity with his unique philosophy of love, is being held in Konya province until Dec. 17 through various activities

The Festival of Deauville is a renown movie festival which reward american movies, located in the North of France. It welcomes each year a multitude of American stars, who pose in front of the cabins on Deauville beach.


Fashion shows as Fashion Week are the representation of the French mode. The mode has a huge part in French culture and France is an unmissable example of fashion all over the world.

Even this year, all the fashion shows took place despite the pandemic, in the streets, monuments, places in outside ...

National Sovereignty and Children's Day is a public holiday in Turkey commemorating the foundation of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, on 23 April 1920. It is the only holiday, which is devoted to all children of the world by Atatürk.

L’Apéro is a typical french tradition. We are used to take the apéro on week-ends with friends or family but if you want you can have an aperitif each day. This one consist in eat little cake, piece of cheese, olive, saucisson with a drink.



Solidays is a music festival organized by the association “solidarité sida”, since 1999. The profits raised will help finance aids prevention and support programs.


The double (and sometimes triple) kisses on each other’s cheeks in greeting is familiar with French culture. This kiss is called la bise.


Nilüfer Portry Fest is held in Bursa annualy. Its theme usually includes social issues like Freedom, Women Rights, Justice etc.

In the Labour Day, everyone can sell flowers called lily of the Valley on the streets. This flowers always symbolized springtime and they are considered as lucky charm. This tradition began in the XVI century with a king who offered this flower to the ladies court.

Folk Dances festivals and tournaments are an inseperable part of Turkish Culture. students are dancing a traditonal Bursa dance in Cumalıkızık, 600 year-ol-village


We love green is a festival that takes place every summer in Paris. Its purpose is to commit 100% to the eco-responsible path.


Mehteran is the military orchestra of the Ottaman Empire. Today Mehteran Bands are popular at festivals all around the world

The bunch throw on marriages is inescapable in a french wedding. The groom must toss her bouquet back to the women present at the wedding and the one who receives the bouquet is the one who will get married soon.


Teknofest, short for Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival, is a festival of aviation, aerospace and technology held at Istanbul New Airport of Turkey