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Panoramabillede af Jerome Boccon-Gibod EXPERT Taget 12:07, 26/05/2009 - Views loading...

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Behuard from the sky

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A: Behuard's Church

Af Jerome Boccon-Gibod, mindre end 10 meter væk

Behuard's Church

B: Place of Béhuard - France

Af Jerome Boccon-Gibod, mindre end 10 meter væk

Place of the village of Béhuard, a small island in Anjou - France

Place of Béhuard - France

C: Pruniers Bridge in Bouchemaine

Af Thomas Humeau, 8.0 km væk

Le pont de Pruniers est un viaduc qui franchit la Maine à la hauteur du village de Pruniers, situé su...

Pruniers Bridge in Bouchemaine

D: Bowling d'Angers

Af Christophe GAGNEUX, 10.2 km væk

Bowling d'Angers à Beaucouzé (49)

Bowling d'Angers

E: Barriqueequi

Af HB, 15.4 km væk

Barriqueequi

F: Basilique of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

Af Thomas Humeau, 28.4 km væk

Inside the basilic of Saint Florent le Vieil. This was taken during the wedding celebration of my cou...

Basilique of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

G: Rochemenier, France

Af Cristian Gheorghe, 30.8 km væk

Rochemenier, France

H: Camping de Chantepie

Af Christophe GAGNEUX, 39.0 km væk

Camping de Chantepie **** St Hilaire St Florent (49)

Camping de Chantepie

I: Eglise Sacré-Coeur

Af parmo, 39.3 km væk

The Romano-Byzantine church of the Sacred Heart is the work of the architect Mr. Laurentin Cholet. Th...

Eglise Sacré-Coeur

J: Travot, place

Af parmo, 39.6 km væk

Place Travot, Cholet France

Travot, place

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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