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Panoramabillede af Maurice Rebeix EXPERT Taget 17:47, 10/03/2008 - Views loading...

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Biarritz

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Merry-Go-Round facing the Grande Plage (Grand Beach) - Biarritz

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A: Biarritz Beach

Af Carsten Arenz, 140 meter væk

Biarritz Beach

B:

Af Rodrigo Gonzalez, 180 meter væk

C:

Af Rodrigo Gonzalez, 210 meter væk

D: Biarritz Ocean View

Af Carsten Arenz, 240 meter væk

Biarritz Ocean View

E: Allée Port des Pêcheurs

Af Alexander Kalashnikoff, 250 meter væk

Allée Port des Pêcheurs

Allée Port des Pêcheurs

F: Sunrise

Af Alexander Kalashnikoff, 270 meter væk

Sunrise Allée Port des Pêcheurs

Sunrise

G: Place Sainte-Eugénie

Af Alexander Kalashnikoff, 330 meter væk

Place Sainte-Eugénie

Place Sainte-Eugénie

H: Biarritz, vieux port

Af Didier Meaux, 410 meter væk

Photo: Didier Meaux - www.natural-spirit.org

Biarritz, vieux port

I: Biarritz

Af Maurice Rebeix, 830 meter væk

Le Rocher de la Vierge - Biarritz

Biarritz

J: Img 791426

Af josu barandiaran, 5.5 km væk

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Dette panorama blev taget i Northern Spain, 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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