Achard lake, French Alps
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Panoramabillede af Jacques Rochet EXPERT Taget 16:44, 02/03/2012 - Views loading...

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Achard lake, French Alps

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B: Chairlift of Lacs Robert

Af Jacques Rochet, 1.4 km væk

Chairlift of lakes Robert, at the top of Chamrousse, in Isere.The altitude is 2250 m.

Chairlift of Lacs Robert

C: Col de Trois Fontaines

Af Simone Gasparini, 1.5 km væk

Col de Trois Fontaines

D: Chamrousse view down to Lac Robert

Af Andy Bryant, 1.5 km væk

Chamrousse view down to Lac Robert

E: Chamrousse Plateau De L Arselle

Af Andy Bryant, 2.2 km væk

The Plateau de l'Arselle is a winter wonderland - used for Nordic Ski and snowshoes in the winter. In...

Chamrousse Plateau De L Arselle

F: Chamrousse

Af Jacques Rochet, 2.4 km væk

Chamrousse

G: Crozet lake

Af Jacques Rochet, 6.6 km væk

The Crozet lake is in the massif de Belledonne in the department of Isère, in the French Alps. The al...

Crozet lake

H: Lac Domenon

Af Simone Gasparini, 7.1 km væk

Lac Domenon

I: Lake Sitre

Af Jacques Rochet, 8.2 km væk

Lake Sitre

J: Taillefert

Af Jacques Rochet, 8.4 km væk

Taillefert

Dette panorama blev taget i France

Dette er et overblik over 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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