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Caverne Aux Livres: Side Car

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La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The entrance of the bookshop is an ancient railway hangar, but from there you'll quickly find yourself in an old postal train whose cars have been reconverted into giant bookshelves.

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A: Caverne Aux Livres: Car 172 West

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, less than 10 meters away

La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The e...

Caverne Aux Livres: Car 172 West

B: Caverne Aux Livres: Car 238 East

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 10 meters away

La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The e...

Caverne Aux Livres: Car 238 East

C: Caverne Aux Livres: Car 172 East

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 10 meters away

La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The e...

Caverne Aux Livres: Car 172 East

D: Caverne Aux Livres: Car 238 West

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 20 meters away

La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The e...

Caverne Aux Livres: Car 238 West

E: Caverne Aux Livres: Front

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 40 meters away

La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The e...

Caverne Aux Livres: Front

F: Caverne Aux Livres: Hangar

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 40 meters away

La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The e...

Caverne Aux Livres: Hangar

G: Auvers Sur Oise: Van Gogh Statue

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 120 meters away

This bronze statue of Van Gogh was made by Zadkine in 1961. This is located in the Van Gogh park in A...

Auvers Sur Oise: Van Gogh Statue

H: Stairs to the Church of Auvers-sur-Oise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 180 meters away

These old stairs, going up to the church of Auvers-sur-Oise, are classified as a French historic monu...

Stairs to the Church of Auvers-sur-Oise

I: Auvers Sur Oise: Eglise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 190 meters away

A view of the chuch of Auvers-sur-Oise, the French town where Van Gogh died. This church also feature...

Auvers Sur Oise: Eglise

J: The Town Crier of Auvers-sur-Oise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 200 meters away

Here is the town crier of Auvers-sur-Oise. Inspired by the book "Have Mercy on Us All" by Fred Vargas...

The Town Crier of Auvers-sur-Oise

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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