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Rocamadour Castle 2

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A: Rocamadour castle

by Jose Maria Ocana Rizo, 70 meters away

Rocamadour castle

B: Rocamadour - the calvary near the castle

by Franck Masschelein, 180 meters away

This is a view of the calvary of Rocamadour (cross of Jerusalem).Rocamadour (Rocamador in Occitan) is...

Rocamadour - the calvary near the castle

C: Rocamadour

by eric belin, 220 meters away

Rocamadour, cité médiévale accrochée à sa falaise . L'eglise St Sauveur et la crypte de St Amadour so...

Rocamadour

D: L'hospitalet

by eric belin, 910 meters away

Près de Rocamadour , ruines de l'Hopital St Jean , accueillant les pelerins en route pour Compostelle .

L'hospitalet

E: Inside the Gouffre de Padirac (#1)

by Franck Masschelein, 12.4 km away

The Padirac Chasm or Gouffre de Padirac is a cave located near Gramat, in the Lot département, in Fra...

Inside the Gouffre de Padirac (#1)

F: Inside the Gouffre de Padirac (#2)

by Franck Masschelein, 12.4 km away

The Padirac Chasm or Gouffre de Padirac is a cave located near Gramat, in the Lot département, in Fra...

Inside the Gouffre de Padirac (#2)

G: The medieval market hall in Martel

by Erik Krause, 15.3 km away

The market hall in Martel (department Lot, France) origins from the 12th century. The roof is a deman...

The medieval market hall in Martel

H: la grotte de Marut

by eric belin, 20.1 km away

Le Lot( Quercy ) , de par sa géologie , accueille un grand nombre de grottes . Une rivière souterrain...

la grotte de Marut

I: grotte de Grèzes

by eric belin, 23.7 km away

Le causse du quercy renferme de nombreuses grottes dont l'origine provient d'anciennes rivières soute...

grotte de Grèzes

J: Dolmen de la table de Roux

by eric belin, 24.0 km away

Un des nombreux dolmens de la région . Ce sont des tombes collectives apparues au néolithique ( 2-500...

Dolmen de la table de Roux

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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