Sommet de la station le Sambuy
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Sommet de la station le Sambuy

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Jolie panorama sur le lac d'Anneçy, le massif des Aravis et du mont Blanc

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A: Col de la Forclaz - Déco Parapente

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Col de la Forclaz - Déco Parapente

B: Caban's farm

od Guillaume Degravel, 13.2 km daleko

La ferme du Caban, fabrication de tomme de chèvre et brebis.Photo prise lors de la journée porte ouve...

Caban's farm

C: Caban's farm

od Guillaume Degravel, 13.3 km daleko

La ferme du Caban, fabrication de tomme de chèvre et brebis.Photo prise lors de la journée porte ouve...

Caban's farm

D: Arclusaz's tooth

od Guillaume Degravel, 13.3 km daleko

Sommet de la dent d'Arclusaz

Arclusaz's tooth

E: Potat's farm

od Guillaume Degravel, 14.0 km daleko

Vue depuis les champs en dessous de la ferme du Potat.

Potat's farm

F: The lake of Annecy from Duingt

od Hubert Pawlowski, 15.3 km daleko

The lake of Annecy from Duingt

G: church near Lake of Annecy, France

od René van Gageldonk, 15.3 km daleko

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church near Lake of Annecy, France

H: Interior church St. Germaine, Duingt, France

od René van Gageldonk, 15.3 km daleko

Interior of a church in Duingt, near the lake of Annecy. One of the nice churches in the area. It's c...

Interior church St. Germaine, Duingt, France

I: Mt Charvin 2100m

od Alexander Ruttgers, 16.0 km daleko

Mt Charvin 2100m

J: Mt Charvix Half Way

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The start of the Klettersteig on 1800 meter.

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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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