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A: 223b6225 6 7 Fused Pano

Af françois paris, 8.1 km væk

223b6225 6 7 Fused Pano

B: station du Roussillon - Laguiole

Af françois paris, 12.4 km væk

station du Roussillon - Laguiole

D: Gorges de la Truyère

Af Grégoire Saintenac, 29.3 km væk

Gorges de la Truyère

E: château de Vallon en Aveyron

Af françois paris, 29.4 km væk

château de Vallon en Aveyron

F: château de Vallon

Af françois paris, 29.4 km væk

château de Vallon

H: canoé sur le Lot

Af eric belin, 37.4 km væk

Le Lot , paradis du canoé

canoé sur le Lot

I: Granite stele - Loz Aire - Resting place on the A75

Af Wilfried Pinsdorf, 37.9 km væk

Stelae from Tarn granite on a motorway rest stop on the A75 - Beziers/Paris. In the immediate vicinit...

Granite stele - Loz Aire - Resting place on the A75

J: la cascade de Vachand

Af eric belin, 38.3 km væk

une jolie cascade en pleine nature dans la chataigneraie cantalienne

la cascade de Vachand

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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