Orange, France [Théâtre Antique]
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Orange, France [Théâtre Antique]

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A: Img 578091

Af josu barandiaran, mindre end 10 meter væk

Img 578091

B: Theatre of Orange

Af Bernhard Vogl, 20 meter væk

Theatre of Orange

C: Church Chusclan

Af Gé petto, 10.1 km væk

Church Chusclan

D: Frescoes in the Chartreuse Monastery in Villeneuve les Avigon

Af jeremie francois, 19.2 km væk

These frescoes were painted by Matteo Giovanetti in the 14th century. They are part of the visit of t...

Frescoes in the Chartreuse Monastery in Villeneuve les Avigon

E: View of Mount Ventoux & Dentelles from Roaix, France

Af Dab Yob, 19.8 km væk

View of Mount Ventoux & the Dentelles de Montmirail from a wind-swept vineyard near Roaix.

View of Mount Ventoux & Dentelles from Roaix, France

F: eppidum de Gaujac, Gard-fp

Af françois paris, 20.9 km væk

eppidum de Gaujac, Gard-fp

G: Film Festival Outdoor Visan

Af Carol Criquillion, 22.8 km væk

Festival de Cinéma en plein air de visan, vendredi 9 août 2013http://cine-visan.fr/

Film Festival Outdoor Visan

H: Film Festival outdoor visan

Af Carol Criquillion, 22.8 km væk

Festival de Cinéma en plein air de visan, vendredi 9 août 2013http://cine-visan.fr/

Film Festival outdoor visan

I: Mare

Af Carol Criquillion, 22.8 km væk

Mare

J: Bamboo

Af Carol Criquillion, 22.8 km væk

Bamboo

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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