Gran Facha o Cúspide de Bachimaña es un pico fronterizo entre España y Francia de 3.005 m de altura. Este pico es centro orográfico de los circos Marcadau, Piedrafita y Bachimaña, rodeado de numerosos lagos(ibones).
Photo from the top of black Garmo (3051m) in Panticosa, central Pyrenees ITINERARY: Panticosa Baths -...
Photo from the top of black Garmo (3051m) in Panticosa, central Pyrenees.ITINERARY: Panticosa Baths -...
Sallent de Gallego is a town in the Pyrenees Oscense, in the Tena Valley, close to the dam of Lanuza ...
SALLENT DE GALLEGO - HUESCA
Iglesia de estilo gótico tardío del siglo XVI. Fue modificada sobre la base de una primitiva construc...
In the 70s, Lanuza lost its entire population by the construction of the reservoir that bears his nam...
The Lanuza reservoir is located in the Valle de Tena. Lanuza, has been restored in recent years and w...
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.