Belcastel - vue depuis le pont
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Belcastel - vue depuis le pont

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Village médieval aveyronnais et son chateau dont les fondations datent du 9ème siècle .

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A: Belcastel - l'entrée du village

by eric belin, 110 meters away

Village médieval aveyronnais et son chateau dont les fondations datent du 9ème siècle .

Belcastel - l'entrée du village

B: Igue de Py

by eric belin, 10.8 km away

Phénomène géologique , les igues ( sillons ) résultent du ruissellement des eaux sur les pentes argil...

Igue de Py

C: Igue de Rouffiès

by eric belin, 11.1 km away

Phénomène géologique , les igues ( sillons ) résultent du ruissellement des eaux sur les pentes argil...

Igue de Rouffiès

D: Chapelle st austremoine les cloches

by eric belin, 13.9 km away

12-15ème siècle

Chapelle st austremoine les cloches

E: Chapelle de St Austremoine

by eric belin, 13.9 km away

chapelle romane 12-15ème siècle . Notamment , Christ du 12ème siècle et retable baroque 17-18ème siècle

Chapelle de St Austremoine

G: le petit pont

by eric belin, 19.8 km away

pont faisant bordant l'ancienne cité minière médievale

le petit pont

H: Peyrusse le roc

by eric belin, 20.0 km away

ruines de l'eglise de Peyrusse le roc , aveyron

Peyrusse le roc

I: L'usine

by eric belin, 20.1 km away

vue d'une usine dans le bassin industriel de Decazeville

L'usine

J: l'escalier

by eric belin, 26.9 km away

de cette maison bourgeoise en ruines , seul l'escalier reste en état .

l'escalier

This panorama was taken in France

This is an overview of 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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