Irancy - Yonne
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Irancy - Yonne

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A: Irancy Vignes - Yonne

by PEC, 130 meters away

Irancy   wiki article : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irancy

Irancy Vignes - Yonne

B: Church of Irancy (Yonne Bourgogne)

by PEC, 820 meters away

Irancy wiki article : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irancy

Church of Irancy (Yonne Bourgogne)

C: Le Bourgogne Auxerre Rue de Preuilly

by Philippe Moris, 11.1 km away

Street to go to the stadium of Auxerre AJA next to the yonne river

Le Bourgogne Auxerre Rue de Preuilly

D: Cadet roussel place in Auxerre

by Philippe Moris, 11.9 km away

Place de Cadet Roussel auxerre

Cadet roussel place in Auxerre

E: Auxerre

by Philippe Moris, 12.0 km away

Auxerre

F: Chablis

by Philippe Moris, 14.4 km away

Chablis, one of the best wight wine of the world

Chablis

G: Chablis Center Town

by Philippe Moris, 14.4 km away

Center of Chablis town (YONNE)

Chablis Center Town

H: Church of Chablis (89)

by Philippe Moris, 14.5 km away

Church of Chablis (89)

I: XIIIe century street of Chablis (Yonne)

by Philippe Moris, 14.5 km away

Street from the XIIIe Century in Chablis (Yonne)

XIIIe century street of Chablis (Yonne)

J: salon ikea

by b math, 14.5 km away

salon ikea

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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