Le Club House du parc thermal
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Panoramic photo by Cosson Sébastien EXPERT Taken 11:00, 16/05/2009 - Views loading...

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Le Club House du parc thermal

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A: Le square des Thermes

by Cosson Sébastien, 80 meters away

Le square des Thermes

B: Torrent le Bon Nant

by Cosson Sébastien, 340 meters away

Torrent le Bon Nant

C: Les Thermes

by Cosson Sébastien, 390 meters away

Les Thermes

D: La Passerelle des Thermes

by Cosson Sébastien, 600 meters away

La Passerelle des Thermes

E: La cascade de Crespin

by Cosson Sébastien, 610 meters away

La cascade de Crespin

F: Zone d'échange TGV / TMB

by Cosson Sébastien, 750 meters away

Zone d'échange TGV / TMB

G: Le parvis de la gare

by Cosson Sébastien, 770 meters away

Le parvis de la gare

H: Le jardin d'enfants en hiver

by Cosson Sébastien, 800 meters away

Le jardin d'enfants en hiver

I: Kiosque de St Gervais les Bains

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 810 meters away

Kiosque de St Gervais les Bains

J: L'esplanade Marie Paradis en hiver

by Cosson Sébastien, 860 meters away

L'esplanade Marie Paradis en hiver

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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