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A: castles of wambrechies 1

by pokker julien, 60 meters away

castles of wambrechies 1

B: Footbridge France

by Claude FABRY, 3.4 km away

Behind the City hall and near the Post office of Marcq in Baroeul

Footbridge France

C: 100131 Lille 59 old night 6000

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 5.1 km away

100131 Lille 59 old night 6000

D: 100131 Lille 59 Vieux 8000

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 5.1 km away

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E: Notre Dame de la Treille Cathedral in Lille

by Franck Masschelein, 5.2 km away

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Notre Dame de la Treille Cathedral in Lille

F: Croix

by m_p_13, 5.3 km away

Croix

G: Parc de la citadelle 3

by pokker julien, 5.5 km away

parc des poussin, le parc de la citadelle de Lille a proximité de la deule conçue par Sébastien  vaub...

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H: Parc de la citadelle 2

by pokker julien, 5.5 km away

par ce la citadelle de Lille dans le nord pas de calais ancienne fortification

Parc de la citadelle 2

I: Tulips of Shangri-La

by Franck Masschelein, 5.5 km away

As part exhibition "Flower Power", the esplanade François Mitterrand, located between Lille Europe st...

Tulips of Shangri-La

J: la grand roue a lille

by pokker julien, 5.5 km away

comme tout les ans a l'occasion des fête de noël la grand roue de Lille reprend place sur la grand pl...

la grand roue a lille

This panorama was taken in France

This is an overview of 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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