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Panoramic photo by Marc Sans PRO Taken 18:47, 08/07/2012 - Views loading...

Maison du Saumon

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  • marc over 1 year ago
    superbe pour l'office de tourisme
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    A: Maison du Saumon expo Pierre Guerin

    by Marc Sans, 10 meters away

    Maison du Saumon expo Pierre Guerin

    B: Maison du Saumon expo Pierre Guerin

    by Marc Sans, 10 meters away

    Maison du Saumon expo Pierre Guerin

    C: Place de la poissonnerie

    by Marc Sans, 20 meters away

    Place de la poissonnerie

    D: tertre de la poissonnerie

    by Marc Sans, 40 meters away

    tertre de la poissonnerie

    E: escalier de St Eman

    by Marc Sans, 50 meters away

    escalier de St Eman

    F: Mémorial charles Péguy

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    Mémorial charles Péguy

    G: Chapelle st Eman

    by Marc Sans, 70 meters away

    Chapelle st Eman

    H: Valeria Ercolani

    by Marc Sans, 70 meters away

    Valeria Ercolani

    I: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres

    by Alexandr Danilov, 90 meters away

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres

    J: Chartres Cathedral

    by Martin Broomfield, 130 meters away

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    This panorama was taken in 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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