Port aux cerises, track in constructi...
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Anthony Brenelière Taken 09:17, 04/02/2012 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Port aux cerises, track in construction to Chateaubriant

The World > Europe > France

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Port aux cerises, track in construction to Chateaubriant

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in France

map

A: Quay of Gandonniere, frozen river Erdre

by Anthony Brenelière, 850 meters away

Quay of Gandonniere, frozen river Erdre

B: Frozen river Erdre at the Gandonniere

by Anthony Brenelière, 930 meters away

Frozen river Erdre at the Gandonniere, temperature is -6°C.

Frozen river Erdre at the Gandonniere

C: Snowy day at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre

by Anthony Brenelière, 2.0 km away

Snowy day at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre

Snowy day at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre

D: Gesvres Valley at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre

by Anthony Brenelière, 3.5 km away

Valley of Erdre at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, this photo is taken from the path from the Orvault road to ...

Gesvres Valley at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre

F: Tarring the Hameau Vert

by Anthony Brenelière, 5.9 km away

Tarring the Hameau Vert

G: Subdivision being built

by Anthony Brenelière, 5.9 km away

Subdivision being built

H: Tarring the Hameau vert, truck view

by Anthony Brenelière, 5.9 km away

Tarring the Hameau vert, truck view

I: Tarring subdivision in Treillières

by Anthony Brenelière, 5.9 km away

Tarring subdivision in Treillières

J: Subdivision building in Treillieres

by Anthony Brenelière, 6.0 km away

Subdivision building in Treillieres

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.

Share this panorama