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Photo panoramique par H.J.Weber EXPERT Pris 14:25, 08/05/2011 (Paris) - Views loading...

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Ponts de la Caille

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A: Suspension Bridge Pont de la Caille

Par H.J.Weber, à 40 mètres

Suspension Bridge Pont de la Caille

B: les Usses sous les ponts de la Caille haute savoie

Par Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, à 60 mètres

Le torrent des Usses, 150 mètre sous les ponts de la Caille

les Usses sous les ponts de la Caille haute savoie

C: pont des bains de la Caille haute savoie france

Par Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, à 660 mètres

 Pont de l'ancienne route des bains de la Caille, enjambant le torrent des Usses. 

pont des bains de la Caille haute savoie france

D: Marlioz les Usses Haute Savoie France

Par Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, A 7.6 km

La riviere des Usses a Marlioz, au lieu dit chez les Gay.

Marlioz les Usses Haute Savoie France

E: Marlioz-Eglise-choeur-haute-savoie

Par Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, A 8.5 km

Marlioz-Eglise-choeur-haute-savoie

F: Marlioz eglise tribune haut savoie france

Par Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, A 8.5 km

Marlioz eglise tribune haut savoie france

G: Marlioz Eglise Haut Savoie France

Par Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, A 8.6 km

Marlioz Eglise Haut Savoie France

H: Marlioz Chapelle Exte Haute Savoie France

Par Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, A 8.7 km

Marlioz Chapelle Exte Haute Savoie France

I: Marlioz Chapelle Inter Haute Savoie France

Par Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, A 8.8 km

Marlioz Chapelle Inter Haute Savoie France

J: Marlioz, Haute-Savoie, route de la forêt

Par Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, A 9.2 km

Marlioz, Haute-Savoie, route de la forêt

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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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