0 Likes

Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes
France

Inside its wide moat and massive walls, this very old castle in downtown Nantes has some fairly elegant urban architecture.  It is better preserved than most of the medieval castles of the Loire valley, perhaps owing to its relative remoteness from Paris.

Copyright: Thomas K Sharpless
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11692x5846
Uploaded: 24/06/2014
Updated: 25/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: castle; courtyard; architecture; france
comments powered by Disqus

benjamin-suzanne
Le chateau des ducs de Bretagne
Zaellig
La cour du château des ducs
dieter kik
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne Nantes
benjamin-suzanne
L'entrée du chateau des ducs de Bretagne
Thomas K Sharpless
In the Moat
Thomas K Sharpless
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
dieter kik
La Fontaine de Verre square Mercoeur Nantes
Thomas K Sharpless
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes
dieter kik
Nantes Velos
dieter kik
cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes
dieter kik
cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Nantes N2 7
benjamin-suzanne
La place Saint-Pierre
Martin Broomfield
Aceh Tug Boat
jacky cheng
Hun Qi Zhai Single Slope Hard Peak
luis davilla
Allende04
luis davilla
Salar Uyuni
Alexandr Danilov
Ch071
Phillip Roberts
Pontsticill Reservoir, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Martin Broomfield
Old City Gate Hanoi
Iraklis Kavouklis
The hexagonal Church of the Nights - Ialysos - Rhodes - Greece
Ramin Dehdashti
An old abandoned Iranian house
Martin Broomfield
Covered Market Hanoi
luis davilla
Allende01
Stattstrand
Thomas K Sharpless
Back Door of Concord Schoolhouse
Thomas K Sharpless
Christ Church from a Right Front Pew
Thomas K Sharpless
Demolished Bathroom
Thomas K Sharpless
G Street and Wyoming Avenue, Philadelphia
Thomas K Sharpless
Snowed In
Thomas K Sharpless
This Year's Wistaria
Thomas K Sharpless
Christ Church from South Balcony
Thomas K Sharpless
Occupy Philadelphia in Light Rain
Thomas K Sharpless
LOVE
Thomas K Sharpless
Sunrise at Setubal
Thomas K Sharpless
Sphere of Blossoms
Thomas K Sharpless
Harvey Stern's
More About 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.