Le village d'Aiguines en Provence
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Le village d'Aiguines en Provence

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Un village exceptionnel perché au-dessus du lac de Sainte-Croix en Provence. Un point de vue rare sur le Verdon, ses gorges et son histoire. Si comme moi vous aimez naviguer entre patrimoine historique et site naturel, vous aimerez le village d’Aiguines.

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A: Le village d'Aiguines, le lac de Sainte-Croix et le plateau de Valensole

Par OLIVIER CHARLOIS, à 190 mètres

Un point de vue en hauteur pour admirer un coucher de soleil sur le lac de Sainte-croix et le plateau...

Le village d'Aiguines, le lac de Sainte-Croix et le plateau de Valensole

B: Les Gorges du Verdon en Provence

Par OLIVIER CHARLOIS, A 2.6 km

L'un des plus beaux sites naturels de France. Les gorges du Verdon attirent de nombreux touristes aim...

Les Gorges du Verdon en Provence

C: Gorges du Verdon

Par Jakub Hruska, A 2.6 km

Gorges du Verdon

D: Gorges du Verdon

Par Pierre van Geenen, A 2.7 km

Made this photo last december when I had a short holiday in the south of france. This one I made in t...

Gorges du Verdon

E: Les Salles-sur-Verdon

Par OLIVIER CHARLOIS, A 2.8 km

La commune des Salles-sur-Verdon a la particularité d’avoir été engloutie sous les eaux du lac artifi...

Les Salles-sur-Verdon

F: Gorges du Verdon

Par Pierre van Geenen, A 3.0 km

Made this photo last december when I had a short holiday in the south of france. This one I made in t...

Gorges du Verdon

G: Verdon Chemin De L Imbut

Par Bertrand de LACLOS, A 8.4 km

Le sentier de l'imbut et la remontée par le sentier Vidal, offrent le plus beau, le plus spectaculair...

Verdon Chemin De L Imbut

H: Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)

Par Thomas Humeau, A 11.7 km

The Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon in French) offers a stunning scenery. The road following it is so...

Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)

I: Verdon

Par Bernhard Vogl, A 11.8 km

Verdon

J: Welcome to Verdon

Par Erik Krause, A 11.9 km

If you follow the route des crêtes gorges du Verdon from La Palud in eastern direction you won't see ...

Welcome to Verdon

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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