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Aloxe-Corton cross and the vineyard in Burgundy

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The beatifull cross of Aloxe-Corton and the vineyard close to the city of Beaune in Burgundy. The photo was tanken in autumn at the top of the hill by Stéphane Waldmann. The vineyard is filled with beatifull colors and its a really nice season to discover Burgundy and wine.

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A: vineyard near Aloxe-Corton in Burgundy

by stephane-waldmann, 150 meters away

Aloxe-Corton vineyard close to the city of Beaune in Burgundy. The photo was tanken in autumn at the ...

vineyard near Aloxe-Corton in Burgundy

B: vineyard near Aloxe Corton in Burgundy - 2

by stephane-waldmann, 230 meters away

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vineyard near Aloxe Corton in Burgundy - 2

C: Hospices de Beaune

by Andrew Usatyuk, 5.7 km away

Hospices de Beaune

D: Room 128 of the Hotel Le Cep

by stephane-waldmann, 5.7 km away

one of the rooom of Hotel Le Cep**** in Beaune, Burgundy

Room 128 of the Hotel Le Cep

E: Saint Felix de Thiroux Beaune

by stephane-waldmann, 5.7 km away

Saint Felix courtyard inside Le Cep**** hotel. To grow, the hotel has harmoniously incorporated a num...

Saint Felix de Thiroux Beaune

F: Room 117 of the Hotel Le Cep

by stephane-waldmann, 5.7 km away

one of the rooom of Hotel Le Cep**** in Beaune, Burgundy

Room 117 of the Hotel Le Cep

G: Rue à Nuits-Saint-Georges, Bourgogne

by Bertrand de LACLOS, 10.0 km away

Rue à Nuits-Saint-Georges, Bourgogne

H: Saint Symphorien church, Nuits Saint Georges

by Robert Cottet-Gaydon, 10.2 km away

Romanic church built in the district of the wine growers.

Saint Symphorien church, Nuits Saint Georges

I: Saint Symphorien church, Choir

by Robert Cottet-Gaydon, 10.3 km away

Saint Symphorien church, Choir

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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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