La Londe-les-Maures, the port
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La Londe-les-Maures, the port

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Etiquetas: port, mediterranee, provence

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B: Hyeres Clemenceau Square

por Claire Thibeau, a 9.3 km.

Hyeres Clemenceau Square

C: Place ofr Marble

por Rouillier Marc, a 9.3 km.

Place ofr Marble

D: Hyères, Avenue du Général de Gaulle

por Claire Thibeau, a 9.3 km.

Hyères, Avenue du Général de Gaulle

E: Eglise Notre-Dame de Consolation

por Claire Thibeau, a 9.8 km.

L'église Notre-Dame de Consolation à Hyères. L'ancienne chapelle appelée aussi l'Hermitage, a été dét...

Eglise Notre-Dame de Consolation

F: Double Tombolo de la Presqu'île de Giens

por OLIVIER CHARLOIS, a 10.4 km.

Aerial view made ​​for Campéole Eurosurf near Hyeres, here's a unique perspective of the double tombo...

Double Tombolo de la Presqu'île de Giens

H: Observatoire du pic des fées - Hyères

por PEC, a 11.0 km.

L'observatoire du pic des fées à Hyères est accessible grâce à l'association SAHA. Le site de l'assoc...

Observatoire du pic des fées - Hyères

I: Giens peninsula in the Var

por OLIVIER CHARLOIS, a 12.7 km.

Panoramic view from the Square to Bachagha Boualam Giens

Giens peninsula in the Var

J: Port de Carqueiranne

por PEC, a 13.9 km.

Carqueiranne is a small commune in the south of France (Provence) and closes of Hyeres. It knows for ...

Port de Carqueiranne

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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