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Panoramabillede af philippe-guintoli Taget 09:05, 05/08/2009 - Views loading...

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Rod de Caralp

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A: le pont du diable

Af benjamin-suzanne, 11.5 km væk

le pont du diable

B: Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees

Af Stéphane Meurisse, 19.8 km væk

Sommet du Mont Fourcat. Photographie : Stéphane Meurisse - Ariege360° (http://www.ariege360.fr)

Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees

C: Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees

Af Stéphane Meurisse, 19.8 km væk

Sommet du Mont Fourcat.

Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees

D: Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees

Af Stéphane Meurisse, 19.8 km væk

Sommet du Mont Fourcat.

Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees

E: chapelle rupestre de Vals

Af eric belin, 20.3 km væk

Aux pieds des Pyrenées , l'occupation de ce lieu est très ancienne . On y trouve des restes d'habitat...

chapelle rupestre de Vals

F: Le centre ville de Massat

Af benjamin-suzanne, 20.4 km væk

Le centre ville de Massat

G: Le col du saraille

Af benjamin-suzanne, 21.1 km væk

Le col du saraille

H: Etang Appy Ariege Pyrenees

Af Stéphane Meurisse, 24.5 km væk

Etang d'Appy

Etang Appy Ariege Pyrenees

I: Etang Appy Ariege Pyrenees

Af Stéphane Meurisse, 24.7 km væk

Etang d'Appy

Etang Appy Ariege Pyrenees

J: Pic du Saint Barthelemy Ariege Pyrenees

Af Stéphane Meurisse, 25.7 km væk

Descente vers l'étang d'APPY - Vue vers la chaine du Fourcat... Pas de chance pour la météo...

Pic du Saint Barthelemy Ariege Pyrenees

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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