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Sight from Oceanographic Museum, Monaco-Ville, Monaco

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Bilder in der Nähe von Monaco

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A: Sight from Oceanographic Museum, Monaco-Ville, Monaco

von Andrew Bodrov, 20 Meter entfernt

Sight from Oceanographic Museum, Monaco-Ville, Monaco

B: Monaco in a picture frame

von Andrew Bodrov, 240 Meter entfernt

Monaco in a picture frame

C: Monaco attractions

von Andrew Bodrov, 320 Meter entfernt

Monaco attractions

D: View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

von Andrew Bodrov, 350 Meter entfernt

View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

E: Palais de Monaco

von Thierry Blondeau, 380 Meter entfernt

Palais de Monaco

Palais de Monaco

F: Francis Grimaldi statue, Monaco

von Andrew Bodrov, 400 Meter entfernt

Francis Grimaldi statue, Monaco

G: Place Palais Monaco

von Thierry Blondeau, 420 Meter entfernt

Place du Palais de Monaco

Place Palais Monaco

H: Palacio de los Grimaldi, Monaco

von Andrew Bodrov, 420 Meter entfernt

Palacio de los Grimaldi, Monaco

I: View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

von Andrew Bodrov, 470 Meter entfernt

View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

J: Port and Palace of Monaco

von Thierry Blondeau, 480 Meter entfernt

Port et Palais de Monaco

Port and Palace of Monaco

Das Panorama wurde in Monaco, France aufgenommen

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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