Visitors could enter or leave the France Pavilion on the "People Mover." Situated on an elevated track, the light weight tranportation system was billed as a prototype that could eventually be fitted for use in airports and urban centres.
Inside, realistic and fanciful visions of future transportation modes were exhibited with life-size models. These included interesting plans to revitalize Paris' Metro and the visions of Science-fiction author Jules Verne.
An exhibit displaying the French observation satellite SPOT and its photographs gave visitors a glimse of what Vancouver looks like from space.
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The French take the theme of transportation and cover it from A to Z , and they do it well. The pavilion is devided into nine seperate sections, each one containing several exhibits. In addition, there are two film presentations on the second level.
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All of which are worth seeing, but the most impressive is the one of
"Green Belt," park land area surrounding the train line for
miles outside Pris. Also on display is a model of the Gare de
and a mock-up of the TGV (Fast Train).
included a model explaining the system of overpasses and underpasses
upgraded in Paris to increase safety and ease traffic congestion.
During the Royal pavilion tour, Princess Diana would have viewed the
of the car accident that would take her life 11 years later.