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Bilder in der Nähe von France

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A: Aix en provence Place de la mairie

von benjamin-suzanne, 40 Meter entfernt

Aix en provence Place de la mairie

B: Aix en provence Place d albertas

von benjamin-suzanne, 220 Meter entfernt

Aix en provence Place d albertas

C: Aix en provence Cour Mirabeau

von benjamin-suzanne, 340 Meter entfernt

Aix en provence Cour Mirabeau

D: Aix en provence Place Augustin

von benjamin-suzanne, 350 Meter entfernt

Aix en provence Place Augustin

E: Grand theatre d'aix

von benjamin-suzanne, 770 Meter entfernt

Grand theatre d'aix

F: Toit du theatre d aix

von benjamin-suzanne, 800 Meter entfernt

Toit du theatre d aix

G: Pavillon du Roi René, façade Ouest

von Bertrand de LACLOS, 6.5 entfernt

Pavillon de chasse dit "du Roi René", datant de 1583, qui serait l'œuvre de Barthélémy Thomas-Milhaud...

Pavillon du Roi René, façade Ouest

H: Pavillon du Roi René, façade Est

von Bertrand de LACLOS, 6.5 entfernt

Pavillon de chasse dit "du Roi René", datant de 1583, qui serait l'œuvre de Barthélémy Thomas-Milhaud...

Pavillon du Roi René, façade Est

I: Domaine de Valabre - La Luynes

von Bertrand de LACLOS, 6.5 entfernt

très jolie balade près d'Aix en Provence. Le parc du pavillon de chasse du Roi René longe la Luynes e...

Domaine de Valabre - La Luynes

J: Montagne Sainte-Victoire

von Jean-Luc Audouard, 7.3 entfernt

Montagne Sainte-Victoire seen from the roadside between Beaurecueil and Pont de Bayeux in the late af...

Montagne Sainte-Victoire

Das Panorama wurde in 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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