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Médiatheque

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Images à proximité de France

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A: église sainte Foy

Par Marc Sans, à 40 mètres

église sainte Foy

B: Médiatheque

Par Marc Sans, à 80 mètres

Médiatheque

C: Prefecture

Par Marc Sans, à 130 mètres

Prefecture

D: Sculpture mosaic

Par Marc Sans, à 140 mètres

Sculpture mosaic

E: Pasteur monument en face préfecture

Par Marc Sans, à 150 mètres

Pasteur monument  en face préfecture

F:

Par Alexandr Danilov, à 160 mètres

G: place chatelet

Par Marc Sans, à 170 mètres

Chartres samedi 7 decembre 2013 la place Chatelet est devenue l'esplanade Nelson Mandela.

place chatelet

H: esperluete

Par Marc Sans, à 170 mètres

esperluete

I: place chatelet, accés pieton du parking

Par Marc Sans, à 190 mètres

place chatelet, accés pieton du parking

J: prefecture vue de derriere

Par Marc Sans, à 190 mètres

prefecture vue de derriere

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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