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Panorama-Foto von: Pierre van Geenen EXPERT Fotografiert: 14:34, 09/12/2009 - Views loading...

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Castellane

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Made this photo last december when I had a short holiday in the south of france. This one I made in the town Castellane which lays at beginnen of the Gorges du Verdon. Here I stand on the Place Marcel-Sauvaire with a view to the Notre-dame du Roc.

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Bilder in der Nähe von France

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A: Gorges du Verdon

von Pierre van Geenen, 6.9 entfernt

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

B: Verdonschlucht, Point Sublime

von Uwe Bücher, 11.0 entfernt

Verdonschlucht, Point Sublime

C: Gorges du Verdon

von Pierre van Geenen, 11.3 entfernt

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

D: L'ancienne cathédrale de Senez

von Olivier Joseph, 11.3 entfernt

L'ancienne cathédrale de Senez

E: L'Asse et le pont de Senez (1770)

von Olivier Joseph, 11.5 entfernt

L'Asse et le pont de Senez (1770)

F: Welcome to Verdon

von Erik Krause, 12.3 entfernt

Folgt man der route des crêtes gorges du Verdon von La Palud nach Osten sieht man die Schlucht zunäch...

Welcome to Verdon

G: Saint-André-les-Alpes railway station

von Olivier Joseph, 13.7 entfernt

Saint-André-les-Alpes railway station

H: Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)

von Thomas Humeau, 15.8 entfernt

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

von Bernhard Vogl, 15.8 entfernt

Verdon

J: Gare de Barrême / Barrême railway station

von Olivier Joseph, 16.3 entfernt

Gare de Barrême / Barrême railway station

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Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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