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THE France Pavilion, or "The Sensual City," celebrates its National Pavilion Day today with music and concerts.

Located in Zone C across from the Germany Pavilion, the 6,000-square-meter France Pavilion appears to be a white floating palace wrapped in wire mesh made of a special concrete and covered in plants.

In the center of the structure stands a French-style garden with water fountains that create space for visitors to enjoy the singing of birds, the smell of flowers and some food. The design embodies the kinetic effect and the concept of balance.

Featuring seven paintings that have never before left France, the pavilion showcases the sights, smells, tastes, sounds and feel of France.

On the occasion of the National Pavilion Day, a 3D and 360-degree virtual walkthrough of the "Sensual City" will be launched online. France Pavilion has built up an innovative online tour using Dassault Systemes' 3DVIA Virtools software to compliment its theme.

Visitors can also enjoy 3D interactivity during the online tour, such as playing mini games and "entering" the master paintings mentioned above.

The mascot of the pavilion, Cat Leon, is usually around to entertain guests. Visitors have the chance to taste some champagne made especially for the Expo Shanghai.

Visitors can also enjoy contemporary artworks from candidates and winners of the Prize Marcel Duchamp 2009 of ADIAF (Association of International Diffusion of French Art) in the pavilion.


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