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Nearby images in France


A: Disneyland / Studios

by claudio divile, 100 meters away

Disneyland / Studios

B: Disney Paris

by Роман Осташ, 250 meters away

Disney Paris

C: Disney Statue, Disneyland Paris

by Matt Wellard, 340 meters away

The Disney statue in teh Disney village at Disneyland Paris.

Disney Statue, Disneyland Paris


by Роман Осташ, 350 meters away

E: Disneyland Paris - Railroad Station

by Bertil Boers, 460 meters away

View at the railroad station from the Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris - Railroad Station

F: Halloween at Disney Store

by Jaime Brotons, 470 meters away

Halloween arrived to Disney Store, at the Village of Eurodisney, Paris.

Halloween at Disney Store

G: Disneyland Paris - Lockers at Main Street

by Bertil Boers, 490 meters away

View of Main Street USA from under the station at Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris - Lockers at Main Street

H: Disneyland Paris - Main Street Gazebo

by Bertil Boers, 520 meters away

The Gazebo in de town square at Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris - Main Street Gazebo

I: Disneyland Paris - Phantom Manor

by Bertil Boers, 530 meters away

Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris - Phantom Manor

J: Disneyland Paris - Town Square

by Bertil Boers, 530 meters away

De Town Square at the beginning of Main Street USA in Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris - Town Square

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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