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Panoramic photo by Thierry Blondeau EXPERT Taken 10:53, 25/03/2007 - Views loading...

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Parc Mercantour Ski Grand Capelet

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Parc Mercantour Ski au Grand Capelet (2935m)

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A: Mercantour Vallee Des Merveilles Baissse Valmasque

by Thierry Blondeau, 970 meters away

Mercantour Vallee Des Merveilles Baissse Valmasquewww.realite-virtuelle.net

Mercantour Vallee Des Merveilles Baissse Valmasque

B: Gravure du Sorcier de la Vallee Des Merveilles

by Thierry Blondeau, 1.3 km away

Gravure du Sorcier de la Vallee Des Merveilles (Alpes Maritimes)

Gravure du Sorcier de la Vallee Des Merveilles

C: Parc National Mercantour Gordolasque Lac Authier

by Thierry Blondeau, 1.5 km away

Parc National Mercantour Gordolasque Lac Authier

Parc National Mercantour Gordolasque Lac Authier

D: Le Christ Vallee Des Merveilles

by Thierry Blondeau, 1.7 km away

Le Christ : Vallee Des Merveillesgravure rupestre de l'age de bronzewww.valleedesmerveilles.com

Le Christ Vallee Des Merveilles

E: Cime Des Verrariers Mercantour Vallee Des Merveilles

by Thierry Blondeau, 1.9 km away

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Cime Des Verrariers Mercantour Vallee Des Merveilles

F: Pont Gordolasque parc national mercantour

by Thierry Blondeau, 2.0 km away

Pont Gordolasque parc national mercantour

Pont Gordolasque parc national mercantour

G: Vallee Des Merveilles Cheval

by Thierry Blondeau, 2.5 km away

Vallee Des Merveilles Cheval

Vallee Des Merveilles Cheval

H: Cime Des Lacs Vallee Des Merveilles Mercantour

by Thierry Blondeau, 2.8 km away

Cime Des Lacs Vallee Des Merveilles Mercantourwww.realite-virtuelle.net

Cime Des Lacs Vallee Des Merveilles Mercantour

I: Refuge Des Merveilles Mercantour

by Thierry Blondeau, 3.2 km away

Refuge Des Merveilles Mercantour

Refuge Des Merveilles Mercantour

J: Cime Du Diable

by Jeremie Winterman, 3.3 km away

Cime Du Diable

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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