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Pont Du Palais De Justice

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Bridge of Palais de Justice in Lyon

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A: Passerelle du Palais de Justice

Par Galliez Stephane, à 20 mètres

La passerelle du palais de justice ? Lyon enjambe la Saone.

Passerelle du Palais de Justice

B: Quai de Saone

Par Vincent Bosson, à 100 mètres

Quai de Saone

C: Le Bistrot De Lyon

Par Vincent Bosson, à 210 mètres

Pedestrian street and restaurants in Lyon

Le Bistrot De Lyon

D: Theatre Des Celestins

Par Vincent Bosson, à 210 mètres

Theartre des Celestins in lyon

Theatre Des Celestins

E: Archaeologic garden

Par Vincent Bosson, à 210 mètres

Archaeologic garden in the vieux Lyon

Archaeologic garden

F: Primatiale Saint Jean De Lyon Cathedral

Par Andy Bryant, à 220 mètres

Lyon Cathedral is also known as a "Primatiale" because in 1079 thePope granted to the archbishop of L...

Primatiale Saint Jean De Lyon Cathedral

G: Le pont Bonaparte à Lyon

Par Galliez Stephane, à 230 mètres

Un premier pont en bois, le pont de l'Archevêché (ou pont de Bois, des Comtes, Bellecour ou des Chano...

Le pont Bonaparte à Lyon

H: Cathédrale St Jean Inside

Par Vincent Bosson, à 250 mètres

Cathédrale St Jean, Lyon, France

Cathédrale St Jean Inside

I: Maison Des Avocats

Par Vincent Bosson, à 270 mètres

Historic place in the Vieux Lyon, close the House of Accountey. France

Maison Des Avocats

J: Place Neuve St Jean

Par Vincent Bosson, à 300 mètres

Place Neuve St Jean, Lyon

Place Neuve St Jean

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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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