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Alpe d'HuZes - 5000 cyclers fighting against cancer

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The Alpe d'HuZes (Alpe d'HuSix) is a sponsored cycling-event to raise money for cancer research. On the 7th of June 2012, more than 5000 Dutch cyclers raised almost 30.000.000 Euro's for cancer research by summiting the Aple d'Huez for one, two or even six times on one day.

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A: Pierre & Vacances Alpe D'huez

Af Pierre van Geenen, 2.4 km væk

View from the Pierre & Vacances apartment to the Pic Blanc Range and to the right the Massive Ecr...

Pierre & Vacances Alpe D'huez

B: On the finish line of the Alpe d'HuZes

Af Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 2.5 km væk

The Alpe d'HuZes (Alpe d'HuSix) is a sponsored cycling-event to raise money for cancer research. On t...

On the finish line of the Alpe d'HuZes

C: Skiing in Alpe d'Huez

Af Pierre van Geenen, 2.8 km væk

View down to the skiing slopes of Alpe d'Huez last January 2012.

Skiing in Alpe d'Huez

D: Skiing in Alpe D'huez

Af Pierre van Geenen, 3.8 km væk

View of my last ski trip to Alpe D'huez in France, it was a short holiday of 3 days where we had fant...

Skiing in Alpe D'huez

E: Alpe d'Huez 2700m

Af Jiri Vambera, 6.4 km væk

Alpe d'Huez 2700m

F: DMC II 2700m Alpe d'huez

Af Vincèn Pujol, 6.4 km væk

Panorama made near arrival station of second line of DMC at Alpe d'Huez resort, between picnic tables.

DMC II 2700m Alpe d'huez

G: Marmottes 3 Funitel top station

Af Vincèn Pujol, 7.1 km væk

Marmottes 3 Funitel top station

H: Pic Blanc Avril 2013

Af Vincèn Pujol, 8.3 km væk

Astonishing panoramic view from top of Pic Blanc in famous Alpe d'Huez ski resort.Lot of mountains ar...

Pic Blanc Avril 2013

I: Pic Blanc 3300m

Af Jiri Vambera, 8.3 km væk

Pic Blanc 3300m

J: Les deux Alpes, soiiiif

Af b math, 9.1 km væk

Les deux Alpes, soiiiif

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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