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La Réserve

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Beach and restaurant La Réserve, next to the port of nice

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A: Port of Nice

by Patrick Weingarten, 270 meters away

The Harbour Lympia was begun in 1749 conducted by the military engineer Antonio-Felice Devincenti (To...

Port of Nice

B: Cap de Nice

by Valentin durand, 670 meters away

Sunset from the Cap de Nice

Cap de Nice

C: War memorial in Nice - France

by Galliez Stephane, 750 meters away

War memorial in Nice - France

D: Nice (France) viewpoint 1

by Luca Candela, 820 meters away

Nice (France) viewpoint 1

E: Viewpoint of "Colline du chateau"

by Valentin durand, 910 meters away

One of the viewpoint of the "colline du chateau"

Viewpoint of "Colline du chateau"

F: Geocache GCJX2H La Baie des Anges, Nice, France

by Andrew Bodrov, 920 meters away

Geocache GCJX2H La Baie des Anges, Nice, France

G: Bellanda tower

by Patrick Weingarten, 940 meters away

Build within the hill of the castle, this one gives to whom takes the trouble to climb up its many st...

Bellanda tower

H: sundial of Nice

by Valentin durand, 940 meters away

nice and sundial by night

sundial of Nice

I: Nice sunset

by Valentin durand, 960 meters away

Couché de soleil sur Nice et sa promenade des Anglais.

Nice sunset

J: The Top of the "Colline du Chateau"

by Luca Candela, 970 meters away

The Top of the "Colline du Chateau"

This panorama was taken in Nice, 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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