Médiatheque de Dol de Bretagne
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Médiatheque de Dol de Bretagne

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A: Le Bagade de Dol de Bretagne

by Arnaud Chapin, 20 meters away

Le Bagade de Dol de Bretagne

B: Centre aéré Dol de Bretagne

by Arnaud Chapin, 390 meters away

Centre aéré Dol de Bretagne

C: Bagade de Dol de Bretagne Place Châteaubriant

by Arnaud Chapin, 930 meters away

Bagade de Dol de Bretagne Place Châteaubriant

F: Chapelle absidale Saint-Samson

by Arnaud Chapin, 1.1 km away

Dédiée à St Samson (premier évêque de Dol) elle date du XIVème siècle. Elle compte deux travées droit...

Chapelle absidale Saint-Samson

G: Bagade Défilé

by Arnaud Chapin, 1.2 km away

Bagade Défilé

I: Tour Carrée Cathédrale de Dol Vue sur ville

by Arnaud Chapin, 1.2 km away

Située 23 mètres au dessus du maitre-autel à la croisée du transept et de la nef, cette tour carrée s...

Tour Carrée Cathédrale de Dol Vue sur ville

J: Cathédrale de Dol de Bretagne Croisée du Transept

by Arnaud Chapin, 1.2 km away

Point de jonction entre la nef et le chœur, la croisée du transept accueille le nouveau maitre-autel....

Cathédrale de Dol de Bretagne Croisée du Transept

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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