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A: D.Lohizune (S.Jean de Luz)

od josu barandiaran, 100 meters away

S.Jean de Luz is a very beautiful village and an important touristic resort in the Basque Country

D.Lohizune (S.Jean de Luz)

B: Sanjuandeluz 2

od Martin Duckitt, 170 meters away

Sanjuandeluz 2

C: TGV Atlantique

od Willy Kaemena, 350 meters away

A refurbished 2nd class carriage of a TGV Atlantique on the way from Paris to Irun (Spain). Pictures ...

TGV Atlantique

D: Ziburu (Ciboure), village of the Basque Country

od josu barandiaran, 430 meters away

Ciboure is a small village close to S.Jean de Luz in the Basque Country

Ziburu (Ciboure), village of the Basque Country

E: Sokoa

od josu barandiaran, 1.7 km daleko

Small village on the coast of the Basque Country. Close to Saint Jean-de-Luz, it offers a nice place ...

Sokoa

F: Urrugne, Pays Basque

od josu barandiaran, 4.1 km daleko

Small village close to the frontier with Spain.

Urrugne, Pays Basque

G: Img 795667

od josu barandiaran, 5.8 km daleko

Img 795667

H: loia

od josu barandiaran, 6.8 km daleko

This is a small beach in a quiet enviorenment. Different layers of rock can be seen standing right on...

loia

I: Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaia (hendaye)

od josu barandiaran, 7.0 km daleko

A castle built 100 years ago near the cliff over the sea in Hendaye

Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaia (hendaye)

J: Chateau D'Abbadie

od josu barandiaran, 7.0 km daleko

A castle built 100 years ago, close to the coast in Hendaye, Basque Country. There are fine sculpture...

Chateau D'Abbadie

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, 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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