Notre Dame du cap Falcon - Toulon
La Vierge blanche de Notre Dame de Cap Falcon aujourd’hui située au Cap Brun, près de Toulon, avait été en son temps édifiée par la population de Mers El Kébir et offerte à Notre Dame de Santa Cruz pour lui exprimer sa reconnaissance d’avoir été épargnée lors des bombardements des 3 et 6 juillet 1940, qui virent la destruction d’une partie de la Flotte Française sous le feu des canons anglais.
Raimu was a French actor born in 1883 in Toulon. This statue reprensents a famous scene from the movi...
Christmass market in La Garde is the biggest one in the area
The Toulon Opera opened in 1862. The first representation was a comic opera : "les mousquetaires de l...
La Garde is a small town between Hyères and Toulon. In the past dominated by an imposing medieval cas...
Les Oursinières - Commune du Pradet Chemin de la mine Vue de la grande rade de Toulon Wikipedia : htt...
The Toulon harbor is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean. Mount Faron overlooking the city at 584...
702 m au dessus de Toulon et sa région. Vue imprenable sur les îles de la côte méditerranéenne.
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.