Col Du Pourtalet Border Checkpoint
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Col Du Pourtalet Border Checkpoint

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Positioned at the top of the Col du Portalet, this derelict border control sits between the Vallée d'Ossau in France to the north and the Vallée de Tena in Spain to the south.

As can be seen from the bullet marked windows, this facility has been unused for some considerable time.

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Imágenes cercanas en France

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A: Col Du Pourtalet

por Tom Hurley, 30 metros de distancia

The Col du Portalet marks the top of the Pyrenean pass between the Vallée d'Ossau in France to the no...

Col Du Pourtalet

C: Macizo de Anayet. Panorama desde Las Negras

por JL_Piedrafita, a 4.4 km.

Vista de la cara oeste del pitón andesítico que constituye el pico Anayet. Al norte destaca el Midi d...

Macizo de Anayet. Panorama desde Las Negras

D: Formigal, iglesia

por Jesús Ferrer, a 5.8 km.

Esta panorámica nos muestra la iglesia de Formigal y al fondo las pistas de esquí. Formigal es una de...

Formigal, iglesia

E: Formigal Parque

por Ignacio Borrego Polanco, a 5.9 km.

Parque en el centro de Formigal. Se aprecia la escultura monumento al esquiador, y al esquí en genera...

Formigal Parque

F: Formigal en verano

por Jesús Ferrer, a 5.9 km.

Formigal es una población del Pirineo Oscense que pertenece al municipio de Sallent de Gállego. Sus p...

Formigal en verano

G: Formigal, parte posterior iglesia románica

por Ignacio Borrego Polanco, a 5.9 km.

La iglesia románica o mozárabe del despoblado Basarán, hoy día trasladada a Formigal, vista desde su ...

Formigal, parte posterior iglesia románica

H: Formigal, Iglesia Románica del Salvador de Basarán

por Ignacio Borrego Polanco, a 5.9 km.

Enclavada en un entorno espectacular, con vistas a las pistas de la estación de esquí de Formigal, se...

Formigal, Iglesia Románica del Salvador de Basarán

I: Vista del Valle de Tena desde Formigal

por Jesús Ferrer, a 6.0 km.

Vista del Valle de Tena desde Formigal.

Vista del Valle de Tena desde Formigal

Este panorama fue tomado en France

Esta es una vista general de 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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