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A: In the countryside in Berry (France)

by Ludovic COLLIN, 18.3 km away

See too to the panoramic with the sound version :http://www.panoramic-city.net/vue3d/gron0002.html  

In the countryside in Berry (France)

B: 090502 France Beffes 18 Carriere lake boat 6000

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 24.6 km away

090502 France Beffes 18 Carriere lake boat 6000

C: 110508 Beffes Cimenterie Chabrolles Berry France 002

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Située dans la vallée de Germigny, l’usine de Chabrolles s’est développée dans le milieu du 19ème siè...

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D: 110508 Beffes Cimenterie Chabrolles Berry France 001

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 24.7 km away

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E: Bernadette Grotto - Nevers

by Valentin Arfire, 29.3 km away

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F: Le circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

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G: Sancerre - view from vineyards

by Ludovic COLLIN, 41.8 km away

http://www.panoramic-city.net/vue3d/cher0001.html

Sancerre - view from vineyards

H: Vineyard at Chavignol

by Thomas K Sharpless, 42.3 km away

Liliane getting her first up-close look at French viticulture at a sauvignon blanc vineyard at Chavig...

Vineyard at Chavignol

I: Vineyard at Sancerre

by Thomas K Sharpless, 42.8 km away

The hilltop town of Sancerre looks over several square miles of vineyards on the slopes of the neighb...

Vineyard at Sancerre

J: Roof Renewal

by Thomas K Sharpless, 43.3 km away

I love roofers and roofing, so I could not pass this job on a fine old house in Sancerre without taki...

Roof Renewal

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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