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Panoramabillede af DUBOS Jean-François EXPERT Taget 15:31, 12/10/2011 - Views loading...

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Puy de la Vache

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Au pied du Puy de la Vache qui culmine à 1 167 mètres d'altitude

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A: Wasserfall Camping des Domes

Af dieter henrion, 6.0 km væk

Wir besuchten in verschiedenen Jahren den Campingplatz Camping les Domes, bei Clemont Ferrand, in Néb...

Wasserfall Camping des Domes

B: Le Puy de Dôme sous la neige

Af Mac Masteri, 9.6 km væk

Parc des Volcans d'Auvergne : Vue sur le Puy-de-Dôme enneigé depuis un arbre tortueux situé entre puy...

Le Puy de Dôme sous la neige

C: Basilique Notre Dame D Orcival

Af Pascal BONY, 9.7 km væk

In central France, Puy-de-Dome, the Basilica of Our Lady of Orcival is a jewel of Romanesque Auvergne...

Basilique Notre Dame D Orcival

D: Lac Servieres

Af Grégoire Saintenac, 10.0 km væk

Lac Servieres

E: Lac Servières

Af Grégoire Saintenac, 10.2 km væk

Lac Servières

F: Lac Servières

Af Grégoire Saintenac, 10.4 km væk

Lac Servières

G: Place de Jaude

Af GUEUGNOT, 12.4 km væk

Panorama de la Place de Jaude, coté centre Jaude.

Place de Jaude

H: Clermont-Ferrand Victory Square

Af Claire Thibeau, 12.8 km væk

Clermont-Ferrand Victory Square

I: Parc Monjuzet

Af Grégoire Saintenac, 12.8 km væk

Parc Monjuzet

J: Parc Montjuzet

Af Grégoire Saintenac, 12.8 km væk

Parc Montjuzet

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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