Chalet du Truc
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Chalet du Truc

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Première étape du Tour du Mont Blanc au départ des Houches. Temps maussade mais arrivée au refuge avec un rayon de soleil en guise de cadeau de bienvenue.

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A: Le refuge de Miage

by Cosson Sébastien, 880 meters away

Le refuge de Miage

B: Le pont sur le torrent de Miage

by Cosson Sébastien, 910 meters away

Le pont sur le torrent de Miage

C: Le torrent de Miage

by Cosson Sébastien, 920 meters away

Le torrent de Miage

D: Vue sur les chalets de Miage

by Cosson Sébastien, 960 meters away

Vue sur les chalets de Miage

E: Eglise de la Sainte Trinité

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 2.4 km away

Eglise de la Sainte Trinité

F: Les Contamines-Montjoie

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 2.4 km away

Les Contamines-Montjoie est une commune française, située dans le département de la Haute-Savoie et l...

Les Contamines-Montjoie

G: The Contamines-Monjoie in Haute-Savoie

by OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 2.4 km away

Val Montjoie is the southwestern edge of the Mont-Blanc. Accessed by Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in this ...

The Contamines-Monjoie in Haute-Savoie

H: Le Champel

by Cosson Sébastien, 2.7 km away

Le Champel

I: Le carrefour de l'office de tourisme

by Cosson Sébastien, 2.7 km away

Le carrefour de l'office de tourisme

J: Le départ des remontées mécaniques du village

by Cosson Sébastien, 2.8 km away

Le départ des remontées mécaniques du village

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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