Place Massena, Nice, France
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Place Massena, Nice, France

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A: Place Massena

Par Patrick Weingarten, à 80 mètres

La place Masséna est une grande place de Nice, située dans le centre de la ville.Il s'agissait à l'or...

Place Massena

B: Nice en HDR, place Masséna

Par Roberto Scavino, à 80 mètres

Nice en HDR, place Masséna

C: La Place Massena à Nice en France

Par Galliez Stephane, à 110 mètres

La Place Massena à Nice en France

D: Place massena & Apollon

Par Valentin durand, à 110 mètres

Place massena & Apollon

E: Pied Grande Roue Nice

Par Thierry Blondeau, à 110 mètres

Pied Grande Roue NiceNOEL 2008

Pied Grande Roue Nice

F: Grande Roue Nice Noel 2008

Par Thierry Blondeau, à 120 mètres

Grande Roue Nice Noel 2008

G: Ferris wheel, La Place Masséna, Nice, France

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 120 mètres

Ferris wheel, La Place Masséna, Nice, France

H: The Nice's beach in Spring

Par Luca Candela, à 370 mètres

Sulle spiagge di Nizza a metà maggio. Giornata luminosa e assolata. Anche se la temperatura è di soli...

The Nice's beach in Spring

I: Cours Saleya 1

Par Luca Candela, à 440 mètres

Cours Saleya 1

J: Cours Saleya 2

Par Luca Candela, à 440 mètres

Cours Saleya 2

Ce panorama é été pris à Nice, 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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