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Panoramic photo by Gregory Monaca Taken 18:35, 21/03/2012 - Views loading...

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Cormeilles en Vexin

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Near the airfield of Cormeilles en Vexin, in France, near Paris, there is an old disused runway. This panoramic aerial was taken using a Rokkaku kite.

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A: Between Ableiges and Cormeilles en Vexin

by Gregory Monaca, 3.2 km away

This image was shot with a GoPro camera attached to the line of a Rokkaku kite. This is my third kite...

Between Ableiges and Cormeilles en Vexin

B: Small bridge on the side of the castle of Auvers-sur-Oise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 10.9 km away

A view from a small bridge on the side of the castle of Auvers-sur-Oise.  (You can see the top of the...

Small bridge on the side of the castle of Auvers-sur-Oise

C: Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 11.0 km away

A view of the castel of Auvers-sur-Oise, from the back.

Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise

D: Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 11.0 km away

Side view of the castel of Auvers-sur-Oise.

Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise

E: Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 11.0 km away

The castel of Auvers-sur-Oise, seen from the front garden.

Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise

F: Château d'Auvers Sur Oise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 11.0 km away

Front view of the castel of Auvers sur Oise.

Château d'Auvers Sur Oise

G: Garden of the Castle of Auvers-sur-Oise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 11.0 km away

A view of the nice garden in front of Auver-sur-Oise's castle.

Garden of the Castle of Auvers-sur-Oise

H: Octopus statue

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 11.3 km away

An exhibition with a strange octopus statue in Auvers-sur-Oise.

Octopus statue

I: La 23e Marche

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 11.4 km away

La 23e Marche is a bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise.  This is the room with the books for children.

La 23e Marche

J: The Town Crier of Auvers-sur-Oise

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 11.4 km 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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