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Bobigny

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A: Bobigny

by Роман Осташ, 210 meters away

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B: Bobigny

by Роман Осташ, 390 meters away

Bobigny

C: Paris graffiti

by Роман Осташ, 780 meters away

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D: graffiti Paris

by Роман Осташ, 890 meters away

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E: Bâtiment désaffecté à Pantin

by Romain Calvetti, 2.9 km away

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F: Bâtiment désaffecté

by Romain Calvetti, 2.9 km away

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G: Grands Moulins de Pantin

by PEC, 4.1 km away

Wikipedia article en French   http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grands_Moulins_de_Pantin

Grands Moulins de Pantin

H: Parc Villette 11 11 2011

by Valentin Arfire, 4.5 km away

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I: Cylindre Sonore

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 4.6 km away

Welcome to the Cylindre Sonore (sonorous cylinder).  An installation built in 1987 by Bernard Leitner...

Cylindre Sonore

J: Bamboo Garden, Parc de la Villette

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 4.6 km away

A rather well-hidden bamboo garden in parc de la Villette, Paris.

Bamboo Garden, Parc de la Villette

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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