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A: Patinoire de la ville de Troyes / Ice Skating Ring

by Rizzotti André, 1.7 km away

This panorama show the ice Skating Ring of Troyes, a city localised in Burgundy.Some competitions of ...

Patinoire de la ville de Troyes / Ice Skating Ring

B: Ice Skating Rink

by Rizzotti André, 1.7 km away

Ice Skating Rink

D: Cathedral of Troyes

by Rizzotti André, 2.5 km away

La cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Troyes, est une cathédrale catholique romaine française, ...

Cathedral of Troyes

E: Clesles's church

by doubleailes, 33.6 km away

From the early church (12th century) Saint Antoine de Saint Sulpice Clesles there remains only the be...

Clesles's church

F: Touraufromage-bas-clesles

by doubleailes, 33.6 km away


G: TourAuFromage-haut-Clesles

by doubleailes, 33.6 km away


H: Menhir-Pierre-au-Coq

by Renaud Toussaint, 42.4 km away

Menhir: neolithic, or megalithic (stone age) standing stone. Named "Pierre-au-Coq", the Cock's stone....


J: arc en ciel Villenauxe la Grande Aube France 4498

by dieter kik, 51.2 km away

Un arc-en-ciel est un phénomène optique produit par la réfraction, la réflexion et la dispersion des ...

arc en ciel Villenauxe la Grande Aube France 4498

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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