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A: lavande fine de mévouillon-fr

by françois paris, 30 meters away

lavande fine de mévouillon-fr

B: Le Mont-Ventoux - Les antennes - The antennas

by Christophe BOCHER, 16.7 km away

Le Mont-Ventoux en été. Au premier plan les antennes de communication, au second, l'observatoire nati...

Le Mont-Ventoux - Les antennes - The antennas

C: Le Mont-Ventoux - la crête versant nord - the ridge north side

by Christophe BOCHER, 17.2 km away

Le versant nord du Mont-Ventoux depuis la crête ouest en été. Au nord du plateau du Mont-Serein se ti...

Le Mont-Ventoux - la crête versant nord - the ridge north side

D: Le radôme du Mont-Ventoux - Mont-Ventoux' radome

by Christophe BOCHER, 17.5 km away

Le radôme sur le Mont Ventoux situé à l'extrémité ouest par la Direction générale de l'aviation civil...

Le radôme du Mont-Ventoux - Mont-Ventoux' radome

E: Le Mont-Ventoux - la crête ouest - the west ridge

by Christophe BOCHER, 17.9 km away

La crête du Mont-Ventous est couverte de lauses. Au sud-ouest se tient la vallée du Rhône dans la bru...

Le Mont-Ventoux - la crête ouest - the west ridge

F: Big place at Remuzat

by Pieter Angenent, 18.0 km away

Big place at Remuzat

G: Grand Rue

by Uwe Buecher, 19.5 km away

Grand Rue

H: Bridge over the Céans

by Uwe Buecher, 19.6 km away

Bridge over the Céans

I: La Mere Maurin

by Pieter Angenent, 21.4 km away

Cafe, Hotel and Restaurant La Mere Maurin in Rémuzat, France. Nice place to be. 

La Mere Maurin

J: remuzat

by Pieter Angenent, 21.5 km away


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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