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La Buffe

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La Buffe - a peak on the northern ridge of the Vercors.

The Vercors is a range of plateaux and mountains in Isère in the French Prealps. Cliffs at its eastern edge face the city of Grenoble, which you can see from the peak La Buffe (to the south east).

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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.

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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.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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