Mountain road in South-France
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Photo panoramique par H.J.Weber EXPERT Pris 11:36, 13/05/2011 (Paris) - Views loading...

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Mountain road in South-France

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Images à proximité de France

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A: Poyols - harborage

Par H.J.Weber, A 5.8 km

Poyols - harborage

B: Poyols - old village

Par H.J.Weber, A 5.9 km

Poyols - old village

C: On the top of the hill Clamontard

Par H.J.Weber, A 6.9 km

On the top of the hill Clamontard

D: railwaybridge du Claps

Par H.J.Weber, A 7.5 km

railwaybridge du Claps

E: Region Luc en Diois le Claps

Par H.J.Weber, A 7.6 km

Region Luc en Diois le Claps

F: Luc en Diois Region de Claps

Par H.J.Weber, A 7.8 km

Luc en Diois Region de Claps

G: In the streets of the City Die

Par H.J.Weber, A 11.8 km

In the streets of the City Die

I: City Die, Cathedral Notre Dame

Par H.J.Weber, A 11.9 km

City Die, Cathedral Notre Dame

J: City DIE in South-France

Par H.J.Weber, A 11.9 km

City DIE in South-France

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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