Near the Arena in Arles France
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Near the Arena in Arles France

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A: Near the Arena in Arles France

by Tom Kim, less than 10 meters away

Near the Arena in Arles France

Near the Arena in Arles France

B: Near the Arena in Arles France

by Tom Kim, less than 10 meters away

Near the Arena in Arles France

Near the Arena in Arles France

C: Les Arènes d'Arles

by Uwe Buecher, 30 meters away

Les Arènes d'Arles

D: Arles Arena Exterior Arles France

by Mark Fink, 80 meters away

Imagine munching on a baguette with cheese, sipping wine, and looking across the street at a Roman ar...

Arles Arena Exterior Arles France

E: Arles Roman Arena

by Mark Fink, 110 meters away

If you were dropped into the middle of this arena blindfolded, then had the blindfolds removed, you w...

Arles Roman Arena

F: Arles Roman Theater, Arles, France

by Mark Fink, 250 meters away

For those of you who are fans of Joan Baez, you have probably already heard of this theater in Arles....

Arles Roman Theater, Arles, France

G: Hotel Arlatan Garden Arles France

by Mark Fink, 320 meters away

What I love about Europe is the architecture. One moment, you are walking down a street, you turn int...

Hotel Arlatan Garden Arles France

H: Near Van Gogh Cafe in Arles France

by Tom Kim, 330 meters away

Near Van Gogh Cafe in Arles France

Near Van Gogh Cafe in Arles France

I: Near Van Gogh Cafe in Arles France

by Tom Kim, 330 meters away

Near Van Gogh Cafe in Arles France

Near Van Gogh Cafe in Arles France

J: Arles - Place de la République

by zenith_photo, 350 meters away

Chrismas 2008

Arles - Place de la République

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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