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Capitole, Toulouse, France

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A: Le magnifique plafond de la Salle des Illustres du Capitole de Toulouse - France

by Pascal Moulin, 10 meters away

La salle des Illustres le long de la façade du Capitole est classée Monument historique depuis 1994. ...

Le magnifique plafond de la Salle des Illustres du Capitole de Toulouse  -  France

B: Salle des Illustres du Capitole de Toulouse - France

by Pascal Moulin, 20 meters away

La salle des Illustres le long de la façade du Capitole est classée Monument historique depuis 1994. ...

Salle des Illustres du Capitole de Toulouse  -  France

C: La salle Henri Martin au Capitole de Toulouse - France

by Pascal Moulin, 20 meters away

La salle Henri Martin est décorée de dix toiles géantes de Henri Martin. La plus connue est Les rêveu...

La salle Henri Martin au Capitole de Toulouse  -  France

D: Capitole de Toulouse - France

by Pascal Moulin, 40 meters away

Capitole de Toulouse  -  France

E: Le riche décor de la salle des Illustres du Capitole de Toulouse - France

by Pascal Moulin, 60 meters away

La salle des Illustres le long de la façade du Capitole est classée Monument historique depuis 1994. ...

Le riche décor de la salle des Illustres du Capitole de Toulouse  -  France

F: Place du Capitole de Toulouse - France

by Pascal Moulin, 70 meters away

Place du Capitole de Toulouse  -  France

G: Chapelle des Carmélites de Toulouse - France

by Pascal Moulin, 310 meters away

La chapelle des Carmélites, rue de Périgord, est une chapelle reste de l'ancien couvent des Carmélite...

Chapelle des Carmélites de Toulouse  -  France

J: Basilique Saint-Sernin deToulouse, HDR

by Viden Natzev, 430 meters away

Basilique Saint-Sernin deToulouse, HDR

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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