Nantes Eglise Ste Croix
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Nantes Eglise Ste Croix

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A: Nantes Eglise Ste Croix

by dieter kik, 10 meters away

Nantes Eglise Ste Croix

B: Nantes - Eglise Sainte Croix

by Cedric ROBERGEAUD, 30 meters away

Nantes - Eglise Sainte Croix

C: In the Moat

by Thomas K Sharpless, 290 meters away

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D: Nantes Velos

by dieter kik, 290 meters away

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E: La Fontaine de Verre square Mercoeur Nantes

by dieter kik, 310 meters away

la fontaine de verre, square elisa mercoeur, de l'artiste nantais Eric Fonteneau. Sculptures, figurin...

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F: L'entrée du chateau des ducs de Bretagne

by benjamin-suzanne, 310 meters away

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

L'entrée du chateau des ducs de Bretagne

G: Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne Nantes

by dieter kik, 310 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

H: Pont des 3 continents

by julien merlaud, 340 meters away

Pont des 3 continents

I: Skate Place Nantes

by dieter kik, 340 meters away

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J: Nantes - La Place Royale et la Serre Volante

by Cedric ROBERGEAUD, 340 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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