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Cassis - La calanque de Port-Miou - The cove of Port-Miou

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La calanque de Port-Miou au printemps. Les calanques sont des criques profondes dans lesquelles les pêcheurs s'abritent en cas de tempêtes. Elles sont devenues des ports de plaisance. La grande beauté de ces paysages attire les randonneurs.

The cove of Port-Miou spring. The creeks are deep coves where fishermen take shelter from storms. They became marinas. The beauty of these landscapes attracts hikers.

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/area/les-calanques-france

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A: Entre Port-Miou et Port-Pin

by benjamin-suzanne, 610 meters away

Entre Port-Miou et Port-Pin

B: L'entrée de la calanque de Port-Miou. - The entrance to the cove of Port-Miou.

by Christophe BOCHER, 630 meters away

L'entrée de la calanque de Port-Miou au printemps. Les calanques sont des criques profondes dans lesq...

L'entrée de la calanque de Port-Miou. - The entrance to the cove of Port-Miou.

C: La calanque de Port-miou

by benjamin-suzanne, 780 meters away

La calanque de Port-miou

D: Entre la calanque de Port-Miou et celle de Port-Pin

by Christophe BOCHER, 810 meters away

Entre la calanque de Port-Miou et celle de Port-Pin au printemps.

Entre la calanque de Port-Miou et celle de Port-Pin

E: La calanque de Port-Pin

by Christophe BOCHER, 870 meters away

La calanque de Port-Pin au printemps

La calanque de Port-Pin

F: Cassis, la calanque de Port-Miou et celle de Port-Pin

by Christophe BOCHER, 870 meters away

Cassis, la calanque de Port-Miou et celle de Port-Pin au printemps.

Cassis, la calanque de Port-Miou et celle de Port-Pin

G: La calanque de Port-Pin

by benjamin-suzanne, 890 meters away

La calanque de Port-Pin

H: L'ouverture de la calanque de Port-Miou

by benjamin-suzanne, 900 meters away

L'ouverture de la calanque de Port-Miou

I: Le haut de la calanque de Port-Pin

by benjamin-suzanne, 980 meters away

Le haut de la calanque de Port-Pin

J: Cassis pier

by Trond Fjeld, 1.3 km away

Photo taken at the edge of the pier in Cassis. Information about Casiss from wikipedia: Cassis (Frenc...

Cassis pier

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/les-calanques-france, France

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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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