Marseille Prado Beach in France
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Marseille Prado Beach in France

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A: Le plage du prado vue de la jetée

by benjamin-suzanne, 50 meters away

Les plages du prado sont les plus connues de marseille.Ce sont des plages artificielles qui ont été c...

Le plage du prado vue de la jetée

B: Skatepark de Marseille

by benjamin-suzanne, 250 meters away

  Inauguré en 1991, le skatepark de marseille est un skatepark de renommée mondiale dans le monde du ...

Skatepark de Marseille

C: Couché de soleil sur l'escale Borely

by benjamin-suzanne, 350 meters away

Couché de soleil sur l'escale Borely

D: L'escale Borely

by benjamin-suzanne, 420 meters away

L'escale Borely

F: Parc Borely a marseille

by benjamin-suzanne, 1.2 km away

Le Parc Borély est un des parcs de la ville de Marseille. Il se situe dans le VIIIe arrondissement, à...

Parc Borely a marseille

G: Parc Borely plan d'eau

by benjamin-suzanne, 1.3 km away

  Le Parc Borély est un des parcs de la ville de Marseille. Il se situe dans le VIIIe arrondissement,...

Parc Borely plan d'eau

H: Plages du prado a marseille

by benjamin-suzanne, 1.4 km away

  Les plages du prado sont les plus connues de marseille.Ce sont des plages artificielles qui ont été...

Plages du prado a marseille

I: La roseraie du parc Borely

by benjamin-suzanne, 1.5 km away

La roseraie du parc Borely

J: The roof of La Cité Radieuse

by Chris Witzani, 2.2 km away

The Unité d'habitation (Cité Radieuse) by Le Corbusier was built in the years 1947-52. Le Corbusier's...

The roof of La Cité Radieuse

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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