0 Likes

Domaine de Mestré
France

Le Domaine de Mestré is an ancient farmstead near Fontevraud L'Abbaye in the western Loire valley.  Its current occupants are a bed & breakfast, an excellent restarurant, and a crazed soapmaker and his Museum of Soap Advertising.

Copyright: Thomas k sharpless
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11000x5500
Uploaded: 14/10/2013
Updated: 30/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: farm; france; b&b; soapmaker
comments powered by Disqus

Thomas K Sharpless
Morning at Mestré
Stephane Desnault
Abaye of Fontevraud
Stephane Desnault
Abbaye of Fontevraud - Gallery
Thomas K Sharpless
A View of Fontevraud
Stephane Desnault
Abbaye of Fontevraud - Balcony
Thomas K Sharpless
Fontevraud Kitchen
Stephane Desnault
Candes Saint Martin - Church
Stephane Desnault
Candes Saint Martin, where the Vienne and the Loire rivers meet
Stephane Desnault
The Pigeon House of the Castle of Breze
Christophe GAGNEUX
Château de Brézé
Stephane Desnault
Troglodyte room, Castle of Breze
Stephane Desnault
Castle of Breze, the Moats
Ederson Nunes
Viaduto na Avenida Borges de Medeiros - Boulevard Overpass
Pascal Moulin
Petite grue sur le chenal de Port Maubert - France
John Willetts ARPS
Cowslips near Oakridge, Gloucestershire
Marcio Cabral
Lake Pehoe at sunset
Marcio Cabral
Poincenot base camp
Willy Kaemena
Verde Canyon Railroad
Georgios Kosmas
Meteora rocks - Μετέωρα
Glen Claydon
Niseko Annupuri Hike - Mid way
Ederson Nunes
Viaduto na Avenida Borges de Medeiros - Boulevard Overpass
Luis Erantzcani
Kiosco Morisco at Santa María la Ribera
Bane Obradović
Jatare train station, Mokra gora
Claudio Muzzetto
Costa Paradiso, Spiaggia di Li Cossi
Thomas K Sharpless
2nd Test of Sony NEX-5N with SAMYANG 8mm
Thomas K Sharpless
Chinatown Friendship Arch
Thomas K Sharpless
Under I-95 at Ben Franklin Bridge
Thomas K Sharpless
Log Tobacco Barn - Interior
Thomas K Sharpless
Boat Shop at Independence Seaport Museum
Thomas K Sharpless
Building the Dream Car
Thomas K Sharpless
Frankford and Oxford Avenues, Philadelphia
Thomas K Sharpless
From Spring Garden Street Bridge
Thomas K Sharpless
Milky Way Over Rocky Knob
Thomas K Sharpless
Christ Church from South Balcony
Thomas K Sharpless
Alice Mirrors
Thomas K Sharpless
Johnson House
More About 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.