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La tour Saint-Nicolas et le port de La Rochelle - France

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A: La Rochelle towers from the old harbour

by franceatlantic, 10 meters away

View of the old harbour of La Rochelle, it's tower and the Great Old Clock. CRTPC©S.Charbeau

La Rochelle towers from the old harbour

B: Port de La Rochelle

by Thomas Humeau, 40 meters away

La Rochelle is a city in western France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Oc...

Port de La Rochelle

C: La Rochelle, le vieux port

by Yannick Chosse, 40 meters away

The La Rochelle old harbour and the two towers. It is view from the entrance of the harbour. You can ...

La Rochelle, le vieux port

D: La Rochelle Remparts

by Yannick Chosse, 60 meters away

La Rochelle, Vue depuis les remparts de l'entrée du vieux port. On peut également voir les deux tours...

La Rochelle Remparts

E: La Rochelle : esplanade Saint-Jean-d'Acre

by Pascal Moulin, 110 meters away

La Rochelle : esplanade Saint-Jean-d'Acre

F: La rue sur les murs

by Zaellig, 130 meters away

La "Rue sur les murs" relie la tour de la Chaîne à la tour de la Lanterne. Cette rue de la ville de L...

La rue sur les murs

G: La Rochelle

by Declika, 180 meters away

La Rochelle

H: Le quartier du Gabut de la Rochelle

by Pascal Moulin, 220 meters away

Le quartier du Gabut de la Rochelle

I: La Rochelle France1 la frégate meteo du musée maritime

by Yannick Chosse, 230 meters away

France 1 était une frégate météo. Elle fait partie maintenant du musée maritime de La Rochelle.

La Rochelle France1 la frégate meteo du musée maritime

J: La Rochelle, view from the aquarium

by Yannick Chosse, 320 meters away

View from the aquarium. This harbour is for the biggest yachts. You can see the marine museum where y...

La Rochelle, view from the aquarium

This panorama was taken in France

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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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