Grenoble from Le Moucherotte
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Grenoble from Le Moucherotte

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Moucherotte at 1901m is on the eastern side of the Vercors, at the north end of the ridge that runs alongside Grenoble.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moucherotte

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A: Top of Moucherotte

by Jacques Rochet, 90 meters away

Top of Moucherotte

B: Grenoble from the Tour Sans Venin at Night

by Andy Bryant, 3.4 km away

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C: Barracks at the Fort de Comboire

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D: Fort de Comboire corridor

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E: Toilets at the Fort de Comboire

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F: Col de l'Arc close to Pic St Michel on the edge of the Vercors

by Andy Bryant, 7.6 km away

Col de l'Arc at 1,736m just below Pic St-Michel at 1,966m overlooks Grenoble to the East and the Verc...

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G: Grenoble from above La Dent Du Loup

by Andy Bryant, 7.7 km away

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H: Porte de France, Grenoble, France

by Vincèn Pujol, 7.9 km away

Main arrival point by road from Lyon in Grenoble.

Porte de France, Grenoble, France

I: Porte de France at Night

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J: La Nef Neon Grenoble

by Andy Bryant, 8.1 km away

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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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