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A: Balazuc-Eglise

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 30 meters away

Balazuc possède des restes de l’homme de Néandertal venu chasser le bouquetin il y a plus de 50 000 a...

Balazuc-Eglise

B: Balazuc - Ruelles

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 70 meters away

Balazuc est situé à 7 kilomètres de Vogüé et à 18 kilomètres d’Aubenas. C’est, depuis des millénaires...

Balazuc - Ruelles

C: Balazuc-Village

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 110 meters away

   Village médiéval pittoresque avec remparts, donjon et château XIe et XIIIe siècles    Église roman...

Balazuc-Village

D: Balazuc depuis le Château.

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 140 meters away

À l'âge du Bronze final, vers 750 av. J.-C., le gué sous le village était utilisé. Les Gaulois, dont ...

Balazuc depuis le Château.

E: Balazuc depuis l'Ardèche.

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 370 meters away

Balazuc depuis l'autre rive de l'Ardèche sur la D 294.

Balazuc depuis l'Ardèche.

F: Balazuc vue de l'Ardèche

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 400 meters away

Balazuc depuis la route du lieu-dit Servière "hameau"

Balazuc vue de l'Ardèche

G: Le château de Vogüé

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 5.7 km daleko

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Le château de Vogüé

H: Le château de Vogüé

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 5.7 km daleko

Le château de Vogüé domine le village situé au bord de l'Ardèche. C'est un château fort médiéval réam...

Le château de Vogüé

I: Le château de Vogüé

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 5.7 km daleko

La bâtisse quadrangulaire actuelle flanquée de quatre tours rondes date du XVe siècle. C'est au XVIIe...

Le château de Vogüé

J: Le château de Vogüé

od Michel M A L H E R B E., 5.7 km daleko

Le château aurait bâti à la fin du XIIe siècle sur l'ordre de Raymond Ier de Vogüé. Devenu au XIVe si...

Le château de Vogüé

This panorama was taken in France

This is an overview of France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.

French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.

The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.

The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.

The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.

One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.

During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.

France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.

Text by Steve Smith.

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