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Les 2 Oliviers

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A: Provencal garden

Af Jules, 40 meter væk

The magics options of HDR treatment ;)

Provencal garden

B: Provencal Garden 2

Af Jules, 70 meter væk

Provencal Garden 2

C: Provencal Garden 3

Af Jules, 90 meter væk

Provencal Garden 3

D: Frigoure

Af Jules, 850 meter væk

Frigoure

F: La plage (Siagne)

Af Jules, 2.4 km væk

Un petit coin de paradis !

La plage (Siagne)

G: Mons - The chapel

Af Melgrani Olivier, 2.6 km væk

La chapelle St Roch du 12e siècle, à l'entrée du village de Mons (83)... St Roch Chapel, 12st century...

Mons - The chapel

H: Cascade de la Siagniole d'Escragnolle

Af Jules, 4.1 km væk

La cascade est située aux confluents de la Siagne et de la Siagnole d'escragnolle, dans ce qui ressem...

Cascade de la Siagniole d'Escragnolle

I: Paroisse De Fayence

Af Jules, 6.3 km væk

L’église de Fayence est placée sous le patronage Saint Jean-Baptiste. Elle a été construite au XVIIIè...

Paroisse De Fayence

J: Fayence in HDR

Af Melgrani Olivier, 6.3 km væk

The panorama over Fayence city, in HDR.

Fayence in HDR

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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