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View from Citadel to Sisteron

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A: Sisteron - site d'escalade

by Bertrand de LACLOS, 270 meters away

Sisteron possède un secteur d'escalade complètement à l'ombre, avec une face inclinée à petites prise...

Sisteron - site d'escalade

B: Hang-gliding museum

by ali-gali, 14.1 km away

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C: Montagne de Chabre

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 17.5 km away

Chabre, Plan d'envol International. Vue panoramique, attente de la monté du vent!

Montagne de Chabre

D: Montagne de Chabre, plan d'envol

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 17.6 km away

Panoramique sur le plan d'envol de la montagne de chabre

Montagne de Chabre, plan d'envol

E: Montagne de Chabre

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 17.6 km away

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Montagne de Chabre

F: Hang-gliding worldchampionship

by ali-gali, 18.0 km away

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G: Cabanon à Courbons (Digne-les-Bains)

by Olivier Joseph, 23.3 km away

Cabanon à Courbons (Digne-les-Bains)

H: Le village de Courbons, à Digne-les-Bains

by Olivier Joseph, 23.4 km away

Le village de Courbons, à Digne-les-Bains

I: La chapelle Saint-Pierre à Courbons

by Olivier Joseph, 23.4 km away

La chapelle Saint-Pierre à Courbons

J: Bridge over the Céans

by Uwe Buecher, 23.7 km away

Bridge over the Céans

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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