Sunflowers in Dordogne
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Sunflowers in Dordogne

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A sunflowers field close to the Dordogne River early in the morning.

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A: Marqueyssac gardens

por José María Ocaña Rizo, 350 metros de distancia

Marqueyssac gardens

B: Marqueyssac gardens 2

por José María Ocaña Rizo, 370 metros de distancia

This picture was shot with a Nikon D800 camera and a Sigma 15mm fisheye lens. The camera was mounted ...

Marqueyssac gardens 2

C: La Roque Gageac1

por Edward Crabbe, a 1.5 km.

La Roque Gageac1

D: Beynac-et-Cazenac 1

por Edward Crabbe, a 2.6 km.

Beynac-et-Cazenac 1

E: Château de Beynac - view of the Dordogne valley

por Franck Masschelein, a 2.6 km.

The Château de Beynac is a castle situated in the commune of Beynac-et-Cazenac, in the Dordogne dépar...

Château de Beynac - view of the Dordogne valley

F: Château de Beynac - at the top of the building of the Spur

por Franck Masschelein, a 2.7 km.

The Château de Beynac is a castle situated in the commune of Beynac-et-Cazenac, in the Dordogne dépar...

Château de Beynac - at the top of the building of the Spur

G: Castillo Beynac

por José María Ocaña Rizo, a 2.7 km.

Castillo Beynac

H: Château de Beynac - between the seigniorial chapel and the seigniorial home

por Franck Masschelein, a 2.7 km.

The Château de Beynac is a castle situated in the commune of Beynac-et-Cazenac, in the Dordogne dépar...

Château de Beynac - between the seigniorial chapel and the seigniorial home

I: Beynac-et-Cazenac

por Edward Crabbe, a 2.8 km.

Beynac-et-Cazenac

J: Les Milandes : le château et son jardin

por Pascal Moulin, a 4.1 km.

Les Milandes : le château et son jardin

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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