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View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

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Images à proximité de Monaco

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A: Monaco Cathedral

Par Richard Weston. Weston Digital Imaging, à 80 mètres

Monaco Cathedral

B: Place du Palais de Monaco

Par Thierry Blondeau, à 140 mètres

Place du Palais de Monaco

Place du Palais de Monaco

C: Palacio de los Grimaldi, Monaco

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 140 mètres

Palacio de los Grimaldi, Monaco

D: View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 150 mètres

View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

E: Francis Grimaldi statue, Monaco

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 160 mètres

Francis Grimaldi statue, Monaco

F: Port et Palais de Monaco

Par Thierry Blondeau, à 160 mètres

Port et Palais de Monaco

Port et Palais de Monaco

G: Palais de Monaco

Par Thierry Blondeau, à 170 mètres

Palais de Monaco

Palais de Monaco

H: Monaco attractions

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 300 mètres

Monaco attractions

Ce panorama é été pris à Monaco, 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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