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Panoramabillede af Daniel Oi EXPERT MAESTRO Taget 14:50, 02/07/2011 - Views loading...

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Sées Cathedral, France

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A: Le Haras du Pin

Af Antoine DUPRÉ, 14.9 km væk

Le Haras du Pin

C: Notre Dame de Pitie, Longny au Perche, France

Af Daniel Oi, 43.2 km væk

The chapel of Notre Dame de Pitie is a beautiful church overlooking the town of Longny au Perche in N...

Notre Dame de Pitie, Longny au Perche, France

D: Basilique de Lisieux

Af eric belin, 59.6 km væk

Basilique de Lisieux

E: French rural landscape

Af Jean Guy, 60.2 km væk

French rural landscape

F: Eglise De Grandouet 08 2010 Panorama02

Af Pascal BONY, 62.1 km væk

At the heart of the "Pays d'Auge in Normandy (France), the church of Grandouet, dating from the thirt...

Eglise De Grandouet 08 2010 Panorama02

G: Poplar tree meadows in winter, Normandy, France

Af Stephane Desnault, 64.7 km væk

A very chilly February morning in Normandy, in the middle of a poplar tree plantation. A simple pano,...

Poplar tree meadows in winter, Normandy, France

H: 24h du Mans Rollers: the race track at night

Af Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 72.6 km væk

A view of the ractrack at night during the 24h roller race.

24h du Mans Rollers: the race track at night

I: 24h du Mans Rollers race, from the side of the racetrack

Af Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 72.6 km væk

24h du Mans Rollers race, from the side of the racetrack at dawn.  This roller race is a relay race (...

24h du Mans Rollers race, from the side of the racetrack

J: 24h du Mans Rollers from the grandstand

Af Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 72.7 km væk

First lap of the 24h roller race at Le Mans, seen from the grandstand.

24h du Mans Rollers from the grandstand

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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