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A: Carnac Yacht Club

by erwan-boisecq, 4.9 km away

Carnac Yacht Club

B: Plaine de jeux du camping

by JEAN, 6.4 km away

play place.

Plaine de jeux du camping

C: La Trinité - harbour

by erwan-boisecq, 6.7 km away

La Trinité - harbour

D: Fort de Penthièvre

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 7.3 km away

À la suite du siège de Lorient et du pillage de la presqu'île de Quiberon en 1746, la construction d'...

Fort de Penthièvre

E: Fort de Penthièvre Entrainement Commando

by Arnaud Chapin, 7.4 km away

 La  grande  école  du  commandement (Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan)  forme   des  chefs  capables  dedécider ...

Fort de Penthièvre Entrainement Commando

F: Orientation point of Quiberon

by Zachi Michalak, 7.6 km away

Orientation point of Quiberon

G: Quiberon 02

by Zachi Michalak, 7.7 km away

Quiberon 02

H: PORTIVY

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 7.9 km away

Le joli petit port de Portivy mérite vraiment une halte, surtout au coucher du soleil. Un peu à l'éca...

PORTIVY

I: Port de PORTIVY

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 8.0 km away

Portivy Bretagne > Morbihan > Portivy Le joli petit port de Portivy mérite vraiment une halte, ...

Port de PORTIVY

J: Au bout de la route de Kervihan

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 8.6 km away

Au bout de la route de Kervihan

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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