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A: La jolie Vilaine

Af Zaellig, 3.5 km væk

La jolie Vilaine

B: Mairie

Af Arnaud Chapin, 3.8 km væk

Mairie

C: Coeur de l'église de Thorigné-Fouillard

Af Arnaud Chapin, 3.9 km væk

Coeur de l'église de Thorigné-Fouillard

D: Mon jardin vu d'un peu plus haut

Af Arnaud Chapin, 4.0 km væk

Mon jardin vu d'un peu plus haut

E: Ma Chambre à coucher

Af Arnaud Chapin, 4.1 km væk

Ma Chambre à coucher

F: Meules de foin

Af Arnaud Chapin, 4.1 km væk

Meules de foin

G: Culture du Maïs à côté de Rennes

Af Arnaud Chapin, 4.1 km væk

Culture du Maïs à côté de Rennes

H: Basilique Saint-Sauveur

Af Arnaud Chapin, 5.0 km væk

Basilique Saint-Sauveur

I: Remparts de Rennes - La Tour Duchesne

Af Arnaud Chapin, 5.2 km væk

Au XVe siècle, la population de Rennes s’est étendue au point que, d’après le chroniqueur Guillaume G...

Remparts de Rennes - La Tour Duchesne

J: Winter in the back of a field

Af benoapof, 6.4 km væk

A test panoramic with the panosorus head. Shooted with a canon S2IS. 50 pictures inclunding Nadir. St...

Winter in the back of a field

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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