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Nearby images in France


A: Hyeres, Christmass fair on Clemenceau square

by Claire Thibeau, 10 meters away

Hyeres, Christmass fair on Clemenceau square

B: Hyeres Clemenceau Square

by Claire Thibeau, 20 meters away

Hyeres Clemenceau Square

C: Hyères, Avenue du Général de Gaulle

by Claire Thibeau, 60 meters away

Hyères, Avenue du Général de Gaulle

D: Eglise Notre-Dame de Consolation

by Claire Thibeau, 2.5 km away

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Eglise Notre-Dame de Consolation

E: Observatoire du pic des fées - Hyères

by PEC, 3.2 km away

L'observatoire du pic des fées à Hyères est accessible grâce à l'association SAHA. Le site de l'assoc...

Observatoire du pic des fées - Hyères

F: Mont Paradis - Carqueiranne

by PEC, 5.1 km away

Point de vue de Carqueiranne en haut du mont Paradis.   Wiki  :

Mont Paradis - Carqueiranne

H: Port de Carqueiranne

by PEC, 5.7 km away

Carqueiranne is a small commune in the south of France (Provence) and closes of Hyeres. It knows for ...

Port de Carqueiranne

I: Double Tombolo de la Presqu'île de Giens

by OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 7.3 km away

Aerial view made ​​for Campéole Eurosurf near Hyeres, here's a unique perspective of the double tombo...

Double Tombolo de la Presqu'île de Giens

J: Carqueiranne le Canebas 2

by PEC, 7.4 km away

Carqueiranne is a town near Toulon in the south of France in Provence. Le Canebas is a district of Ca...

Carqueiranne le Canebas 2

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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