Nantes Cathedrale
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Nantes Cathedrale

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A: La place Saint-Pierre

by benjamin-suzanne, less than 10 meters away

La place Saint-Pierre

B: cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes

by dieter kik, 10 meters away

La cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes se situe sur la place Saint-Pierre, à Nantes . Ell...

cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes

D: Nantes Velos

by dieter kik, 80 meters away

Nantes  Velos

E: Porte maison Nantes

by dieter kik, 130 meters away

Porte maison Nantes

F: Pont des 3 continents

by julien merlaud, 180 meters away

Pont des 3 continents

G: L'entrée du chateau des ducs de Bretagne

by benjamin-suzanne, 220 meters away

http://www.chateau-nantes.fr/

L'entrée du chateau des ducs de Bretagne

H: Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne Nantes

by dieter kik, 220 meters away

l'image etait prise pendant le  festival de l'estuaire, artiste stephane thidet , un loup est a trouv...

Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne Nantes

I: Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

by Thomas K Sharpless, 220 meters away

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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

J: Nantes - Le Cours St Pierre

by Cedric ROBERGEAUD, 260 meters away

Nantes - Le Cours St Pierre

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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