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cimetery of Menton and view on old Menton

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Menton is located on the Franco-Italian border, within the confines of the Côte d'Azur and the Ligurian Alps. It boasts a warm micro-climate favorable to lemon, tangerine, and orange groves. The fishing industry was devastated in the 1980s and 1990s when the "killer Algae" Caulerpa taxifolia (a non-native Asian tropical green algae first discovered in the Mediterranean Sea adjacent to the Oceanographic Museum of monaco-monte-carlo in 1984) that was introduced to the local environment spread throughout the coastal sea floor decimating the local fish life.

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    A: Menton en HDR, le cimetière du Trabuquet

    by Roberto Scavino, 20 meters away

    Menton en HDR, le cimetière du Trabuquet

    C: Point de vue panoramique sur la baie de Menton

    by Roberto Scavino, 150 meters away

    Point de vue panoramique sur la baie de Menton

    D: Le vieux cimetière de Menton, image infrarouge

    by Roberto Scavino, 230 meters away

    Le vieux cimetière de Menton, image infrarouge

    E: Le tombeau de Janina Lewandowska, photo infrarouge

    by Roberto Scavino, 240 meters away

    Le tombeau de Janina Lewandowska, photo infrarouge

    F: Menton en HDR, impasse du Vieux Chateau

    by Roberto Scavino, 340 meters away

    Menton en HDR, impasse du Vieux Chateau

    H: La vieille ville de Menton vue du port

    by Roberto Scavino, 460 meters away

    La vieille ville de Menton vue du port

    I: Menton, terrasse sur quai Bonaparte

    by Roberto Scavino, 470 meters away

    Menton, terrasse sur quai Bonaparte

    J: Menton, le jardin du Campanin

    by Roberto Scavino, 470 meters away

    Menton, le jardin du Campanin

    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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