Refuge de Baroude france 65
refuge de Baroude 2462m au fond de haute vallée d'Aure au dessus de la vallée de la Gela, vue sur la muraille de Barroude envers du cirque de Troumousse
Moins célèbre que ces voisins Toys de Gavarnie ou celui de Troumouse cette randonnée ce gagne(1000m d...
The Troumousse Circus is part of the french Pyrénées national park.
DailyCieux, c'est d'abord un snack posé à 2160m d'altitude en haut du télésiège Campbielh sur la stat...
Demontage du TSF de Piau en vue de son déplacement du bas de la station vers le col du Cantoural, il ...
Peak that separates Spain from France just over the Bielsa tunnel. A classic one late in the season w...
Piste verte du chateau Piau Engaly, véritable repère de marmotte en été On ce trouve approximativemen...
Snow park de Piau Engaly, France 65le Snow Park : terrain de jeu privilégié des snowboarders, le snow...
Située au croisement des routes de Bielsa et de la station de Piau-Engaly Elle serait en fait dut à l...
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.