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Avignon - Place de l'Horloge - Chrismas 2008

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A: Plaza del Reloj de Aviñon

Af Fernando Cifuentes Duque, mindre end 10 meter væk

AviñónComuna de Francia• Región     Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur• Departamento     Vaucluse• Distrito  ...

Plaza del Reloj de Aviñon

B: Plaza del Reloj de Aviñon

Af Fernando Cifuentes Duque, 30 meter væk

AviñónComuna de Francia• Región     Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur• Departamento     Vaucluse• Distrito  ...

Plaza del Reloj de Aviñon

C: Rue Peyrollerie

Af Bernhard Vogl, 130 meter væk

Rue Peyrollerie

D: Avignon - Parvis of Palai des Papes

Af zenith_photo, 150 meter væk

place in front of the Palai des Papes in Avignon

Avignon - Parvis of Palai des Papes

E: Img 571222

Af josu barandiaran, 160 meter væk

Img 571222

F: Pope's Palace Front

Af Bernhard Vogl, 170 meter væk

Pope's Palace Front

G: Palace of the Popes

Af Uwe Buecher, 170 meter væk

Palace of the Popes

H: Palace of Popes in Avignon

Af Jakub Hruska, 170 meter væk

Palace of Popes in Avignon

I: Courtyard of Honour in Avignon

Af Jakub Hruska, 180 meter væk

Courtyard of Honour in Avignon

J: Le Palais des Papes at Avignon

Af jeremie francois, 200 meter væk

The "Palais des Papes" at the city of Avignon, on the UNESCO list and one of the most visited place i...

Le Palais des Papes at Avignon

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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