5 Likes

Le Château de Saint Ilpize
France

 Construit sur un piton volcanique, le château domine la vallée du Haut Allier. Son implantation daterait du XIème ou XIIème siècle. Dans certains écrits, il est fait mention d'un "castrum" dès le XIème siècle. Ce qui est sûr, c'est l'existence d'une paroisse, aussi étendue que la seigneurie, et d'un prieuré au XIIème siècle.

Copyright: Arnaud Chapin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12000x6000
Uploaded: 06/08/2012
Updated: 24/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: auvergne; ilpize; allier
comments powered by Disqus

Arnaud Chapin
Le Château de Saint Ilpize
Grégoire Saintenac
Chateau de Saint Ilpize
Grégoire Saintenac
Chateau de Saint Ilpize
Arnaud Chapin
La Cabane
Grégoire Saintenac
Bois du Pouget
Grégoire Saintenac
Le Pouget
Grégoire Saintenac
Le Pouget
Grégoire Saintenac
Sur le pont de Lavoute-Chilhac
Grégoire Saintenac
Place du fer à Cheval, Lavoute-Chilhac
Grégoire Saintenac
Pont de Lavaudieu
Grégoire Saintenac
Jardin du cloitre de Lavaudieu
Grégoire Saintenac
Place centrale Lavaudieu
jacky cheng
Chongqing Laojundong -1
Willy Kaemena
Libertad St.
Andrey Ilyin
Sampoerna tobacco factory
Gabor Rev
Hummer Limousine Interior
Adolfo Rancaño Gijón
Paradores: Granada
Yvan van Hoorickx
The Grantecan Telescope
Willy Kaemena
Tricycle
Jeffrey Martin
Salvation army Christmas
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Gjogv
Thierry Blondeau
Cave A Fromage Boreon
Stephane Craffe
Lake Bessans alpes savoie
Thierry Blondeau
Roc d'Azur 2008 : Back flip
Arnaud Chapin
Vedette SNSM de Cancale
Arnaud Chapin
Galerie du Théatre - Place de la Mairie à Rennes
Arnaud Chapin
Landing after skydiving in Péronne's Dropzone
Arnaud Chapin
Meules de foin
Arnaud Chapin
Couloir de la Grand'Chambre
Arnaud Chapin
Rotor d'une exploitation laitière
Arnaud Chapin
Vue panoramique de Fougères
Arnaud Chapin
Une épave
Arnaud Chapin
Le Feu de la Houle à Cancale
Arnaud Chapin
La salle de bain d'Emilie et Manu
Arnaud Chapin
Rotor de traite
Arnaud Chapin
Dinard Hotel de la Vallée
More About 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.