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Panoramabillede af H.J.Weber EXPERT Taget 14:55, 11/05/2011 (CEST +0200) - Views loading...

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Glandage Maison-Forte

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A: a tunnel in the region of Glandage

Af H.J.Weber, 510 meter væk

a tunnel in the region of Glandage

C: Region Glandage, inside a tunnel

Af H.J.Weber, 700 meter væk

Region Glandage, inside a tunnel

E: Canyon in the region Glandage 03

Af H.J.Weber, 1.3 km væk

Canyon in the region Glandage 03

F: Region Glandage

Af H.J.Weber, 1.3 km væk

Region Glandage

G: Canyon Region Glandage

Af H.J.Weber, 1.3 km væk

Canyon Region Glandage

H: Canyon in the region Glandage 02

Af H.J.Weber, 1.4 km væk

Canyon in the region Glandage 02

I: La gare de Lus-la-Croix-Haute

Af Olivier Joseph, 8.1 km væk

La gare de Lus-la-Croix-Haute

J: Luc en Diois Region de Claps

Af H.J.Weber, 14.3 km væk

Luc en Diois Region de Claps

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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