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A: champ fleuri à Précy sur marne

Af françois paris, 3.1 km væk

champ fleuri à Précy sur marne

B: étang de précy sur marne - les marais 1

Af françois paris, 3.7 km væk

étang de précy sur marne - les marais 1

C: étang de précy sur marne 3

Af françois paris, 3.8 km væk

étang de précy sur marne 3

D: étang de précy sur marne 2

Af françois paris, 3.9 km væk

étang de précy sur marne 2

E: étang de précy sur marne sud-sud ouest

Af françois paris, 4.1 km væk

étang de précy sur marne sud-sud ouest

F: champ de blé et coquelicots

Af françois paris, 4.9 km væk

champ de blé et coquelicots

G: étang de l'île les villenoy

Af françois paris, 5.4 km væk

étang de l'île les villenoy

H: étang de l'îsle les villenoy

Af françois paris, 5.4 km væk

étang de l'îsle les villenoy

I: pont tgv et écluse à chalifert

Af françois paris, 5.6 km væk

pont tgv et écluse à chalifert

J: pont tgv à chalifert

Af françois paris, 5.6 km væk

pont tgv à chalifert

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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