Rougiers of camarès
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Michael Boscher EXPERT Taken 11:44, 21/08/2010 - Views loading...


Rougiers of camarès

The World > Europe > France

Tags: nature, aveyron

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Landscape of Aveyron, France

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in France


A: Old Bridge St. Affrique

by Peyret Lucien, 12.7 km away

Pont en arc du 14ème siècle

Old Bridge St. Affrique

B: Teenage dream

by Cat Amphone, 18.9 km away

Virtual tour by Tika: clones and motion.Fun with teenage girls on a bright sunny day at Camping Des S...

Teenage dream

C: Le Château de Calmels

by Cat Amphone, 19.1 km away

Château Tarnais du 16ème siècle transformé en gîte de groupes avec salles pour fêter vos évènements (...

Le Château de Calmels


by CCC3D, 31.2 km away

Early drafts of plots conducted in 1987 at the end of construction in December 2004, seventeen years ...


E: Viaduc de Millau

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 31.2 km away

Le viaduc en grand depuis le parking de l'autoroute A 75. Le viaduc de Millau est un pont à haubans f...

Viaduc de Millau

F: Millau Brunas

by Bruno Thüler, 31.4 km away

Millau Brunas

G: Millau Brunas Startplatz

by Bruno Thüler, 32.0 km away

Millau Brunas Gleitschirm Startplatz

Millau Brunas Startplatz

H: Ambialet aerial view 360°

by Christophe Bouthe, 33.1 km away

Ambialet vue du ciel

Ambialet aerial view 360°

I: Ambialet (France)

by Cat Amphone, 33.1 km away

There's a wonderful little village in South France called Ambialet (tarn, 81)... you should see it!!

Ambialet (France)

J: Barrage d'Ambialet (Tarn, 81)

by Cat Amphone, 33.1 km away

Barrage d'Ambialet (Tarn, 81)

Barrage d'Ambialet (Tarn, 81)

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