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Panoramabillede af Claude FABRY Taget 15:59, 12/12/2011 - Views loading...

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Footbridge France

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Behind the City hall and near the Post office of Marcq in Baroeul

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A: Croix

Af m_p_13, 2.5 km væk

Croix

B: castles of wambrechies 1

Af pokker julien, 3.4 km væk

castles of wambrechies 1

C: castles of wambrechies 2

Af pokker julien, 3.4 km væk

castles of wambrechies 2

D: Tulips of Shangri-La

Af Franck Masschelein, 3.8 km væk

As part exhibition "Flower Power", the esplanade François Mitterrand, located between Lille Europe st...

Tulips of Shangri-La

E: 100131 Lille 59 old night 6000

Af Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 4.0 km væk

100131 Lille 59 old night 6000

F: 100131 Lille 59 Vieux 8000

Af Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 4.0 km væk

100131 Lille 59 Vieux 8000

G: Notre Dame de la Treille Cathedral in Lille

Af Franck Masschelein, 4.2 km væk

Lille Cathedral, the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille (French: Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame-de...

Notre Dame de la Treille Cathedral in Lille

H: Lille Flandres station

Af Franck Masschelein, 4.2 km væk

Lille-Flandres is the main railway station of Lille, capital city of the French Flanders. It is a ter...

Lille Flandres station

I: In the park of Hautmont

Af Franck Masschelein, 4.3 km væk

This is a view from the park of Hautmont, in Mouvaux. The shot was taken in july 2010, in the middle ...

In the park of Hautmont

J: la grand roue a lille

Af pokker julien, 4.4 km væk

comme tout les ans a l'occasion des fête de noël la grand roue de Lille reprend place sur la grand pl...

la grand roue a lille

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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