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Panoramabillede af Héctor Ceruelo Taget 09:24, 27/01/2012 - Views loading...

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A: Laruns, City Hall Square

Af Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 27.0 km væk

Laruns, French village located at Osseau Valley (Pyrenees National Park) Plenty of old houses. There ...

Laruns, City Hall Square

B: Climbing up to the Soum Couy - part II

Af Thoreau, 27.5 km væk

Arette - La Pierre Saint Martin in the French Pyrénées. Climbing up the Soum Couy (elevation: 2315m) ...

Climbing up to the Soum Couy - part II

C: Climbing up to the Soum Couy

Af Thoreau, 27.7 km væk

Climbing up to the Soum Couy

D: Climbing up to the Soum Couy - part III

Af Thoreau, 27.9 km væk

Finally, we made it. It took us a little less than 3 hours to climb up the Soum Couy & half that ...

Climbing up to the Soum Couy - part III

E: Eaux Chaudes, Thermal Station

Af Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 29.7 km væk

Located at Osseau Valley, is a well known thermal station. At 675 meters, is a beautiful and quiet pl...

Eaux Chaudes, Thermal Station

F: sauveterre-de-bearn

Af josu barandiaran, 35.4 km væk

Small village close to the Pyrenees. A nice place for a walk while enjoying quietness.

sauveterre-de-bearn

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Af josu barandiaran, 35.9 km væk

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H: Gourette

Af josu barandiaran, 36.2 km væk

Coming down from the mountain, after an old avalanche cut our way, as we were approaching  the close ...

Gourette

I:

Af Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 38.2 km væk

El río Aragón Subordán que discurre a lo largo del Valle, formando curiosos meandros. Hacia el fondo ...

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Af Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 38.2 km væk

Una subida dura, con una desnivel medio de 1000 metros. el premio al llegar: unas espectaculares vist...

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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