Menton en HDR, le cimetière du Trabuquet
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Menton en HDR, le cimetière du Trabuquet

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A: cimetery of Menton and view on old Menton

by mouret-vincent, 20 meters away

Menton is located on the Franco-Italian border, within the confines of the Côte d'Azur and the Liguri...

cimetery of Menton and view on old Menton

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: Menton, terrasse sur quai Bonaparte

by Roberto Scavino, 470 meters away

Menton, terrasse sur quai Bonaparte

I: La vieille ville de Menton vue du port

by Roberto Scavino, 480 meters away

La vieille ville de Menton vue du port

J: Menton, le jardin du Campanin

by Roberto Scavino, 480 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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