La Londe-les-Maures, le port
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La Londe-les-Maures, le port

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B: Hyeres Place Clemenceau

Par Claire Thibeau, A 9.3 km

Hyeres Place Clemenceau

C: La Place de Marbre

Par Rouillier Marc, A 9.3 km

La Place de Marbre

D: Hyères, Avenue du Général de Gaulle

Par Claire Thibeau, A 9.3 km

Hyères, Avenue du Général de Gaulle

E: Eglise Notre-Dame de Consolation

Par 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

Par OLIVIER CHARLOIS, A 10.4 km

Vue aérienne réalisée pour la camping Campéole Eurosurf proche de Hyères, voici une point de vue exce...

Double Tombolo de la Presqu'île de Giens

H: Observatoire du pic des fées - Hyères

Par 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: Presqu'île de Giens dans le Var

Par OLIVIER CHARLOIS, A 12.7 km

Vue panoramique depuis le Square Bachagha Boualam à Giens

Presqu'île de Giens dans le Var

J: Port de Carqueiranne

Par 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

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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