The village of Aiguines
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Panoramabillede af OLIVIER CHARLOIS EXPERT Taget 12:35, 26/06/2011 - Views loading...

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The village of Aiguines

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A unique village perched above Lake St. Croix in Provence. An unusual perspective on the Verdon gorges and its history. If like me you like to sail between historical and natural site, you'll like the village of Aiguines.

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A: The village of Aiguines and Lake St. Croix

Af OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 190 meter væk

Point of view height to admire a sunset on Lake St. Croix and Valensole.

The village of Aiguines and Lake St. Croix

B: The Gorges du Verdon in Provence

Af OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 2.6 km væk

One of the most beautiful natural sites in France. The Verdon gorges attract many nature lovers and s...

The Gorges du Verdon in Provence

C: Verdon Gorge

Af Jakub Hruska, 2.6 km væk

Verdon Gorge

D: Gorges du Verdon

Af Pierre van Geenen, 2.7 km væk

Made this photo last december when I had a short holiday in the south of france. This one I made in t...

Gorges du Verdon

E: Les Salles-sur-Verdon

Af OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 2.8 km væk

The town of Salles-sur-Verdon has the distinction of being engulfed by the waters of the artificial l...

Les Salles-sur-Verdon

F: Gorges du Verdon

Af Pierre van Geenen, 3.0 km væk

Made this photo last december when I had a short holiday in the south of france. This one I made in t...

Gorges du Verdon

G: Verdon Chemin De L Imbut

Af Bertrand de LACLOS, 8.4 km væk

Le sentier de l'imbut et la remontée par le sentier Vidal, offrent le plus beau, le plus spectaculair...

Verdon Chemin De L Imbut

H: Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)

Af Thomas Humeau, 11.7 km væk

The Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon in French) offers a stunning scenery. The road following it is so...

Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)

I: Verdon

Af Bernhard Vogl, 11.8 km væk

Verdon

J: Welcome to Verdon

Af Erik Krause, 11.9 km væk

If you follow the route des crêtes gorges du Verdon from La Palud in eastern direction you won't see ...

Welcome to Verdon

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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