Viaduc de Garabit
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Viaduc de Garabit

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Construit par la société Gustave Eiffel & Cie et achevé en 1884, mais la mise en service de la ligne n'eut lieu qu'en 1888. Il est situé sur la route de Saint-Flour à Mende, à 14 kilomètres de Saint-Flour.

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A: château d'alleuze, intérieur-fp

Par françois paris, A 6.8 km

château d'alleuze, intérieur-fp

B: chapelle, chateau d'alleuze

Par Grégoire Saintenac, A 6.8 km

chapelle, chateau d'alleuze

C: château d'alleuze face est

Par françois paris, A 6.8 km

château d'alleuze face est

D: château d'alleuze

Par françois paris, A 6.8 km

château d'alleuze

E: chateau d'alleuze - chemin

Par Grégoire Saintenac, A 6.8 km

chateau d'alleuze - chemin

F: château d'alleuze, face nord-ouest-fp

Par françois paris, A 6.8 km

château d'alleuze, face nord-ouest-fp

G: tourelle du château d'alleuze

Par françois paris, A 6.8 km

tourelle du château d'alleuze

H: Chateau d'alleuze - Interieur

Par Grégoire Saintenac, A 6.8 km

Chateau d'alleuze - Interieur

I: château d'alleuze, tour sud-ouest-fp

Par françois paris, A 6.8 km

château d'alleuze, tour sud-ouest-fp

J: Chateau d'Alleuze - La vallée

Par Grégoire Saintenac, A 7.6 km

Chateau d'Alleuze - La vallée

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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