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Le Mont-Ventoux - Les antennes - The antennas

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Le Mont-Ventoux en été. Au premier plan les antennes de communication, au second, l'observatoire nationnal de météorologie.

Mont Ventoux in the summer. In the foreground communication antennas, the second plan the national meteorological observatory.

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A: Le Mont-Ventoux - la crête versant nord - the ridge north side

by Christophe BOCHER, 540 meters away

Le versant nord du Mont-Ventoux depuis la crête ouest en été. Au nord du plateau du Mont-Serein se ti...

Le Mont-Ventoux - la crête versant nord - the ridge north side

B: Le radôme du Mont-Ventoux - Mont-Ventoux' radome

by Christophe BOCHER, 880 meters away

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Le radôme du Mont-Ventoux - Mont-Ventoux' radome

C: Le Mont-Ventoux - la crête ouest - the west ridge

by Christophe BOCHER, 1.3 km away

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E: lavande fine de mévouillon-fr

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F: Big place at Remuzat

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G: La Charrette Bleue, Drôme Provincale

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H: View of Mount Ventoux & Dentelles from Roaix, France

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I: Le Beaucet

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J: La Mere Maurin

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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.

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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.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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