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Le Hameau

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Images à proximité de France

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A:

Par Роман Осташ, à 50 mètres

B: Versailles hamlet of Marie Antoinette

Par Mark Peterson, à 110 mètres

The Hamlet of Marie Antoinette near the palace of Versailles was built and used by the king and queen...

Versailles hamlet of Marie Antoinette

C: ferm

Par Роман Осташ, à 120 mètres

ferm

D:

Par Роман Осташ, à 140 mètres

E: Temple de l'Amour

Par Роман Осташ, à 320 mètres

Temple de l'Amour

F:

Par Роман Осташ, à 430 mètres

G: Le Grand Trianon

Par zeljko soletic, à 480 mètres

Le Grand Trianon

H: Versailles

Par Wojciech Gancarczyk, A 1.1 km

Versailles

I: La Colonnade at Versailles

Par Mark Peterson, A 1.4 km

There are many fountains and statues on the grounds of Versailles. This is the Colonnade fountain in ...

La Colonnade at Versailles

Ce panorama é été pris à France

Ceci est un aperçu 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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