Summit Panorama Roc de la Tour
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Summit Panorama Roc de la Tour

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Panormama taken from the belay point from the Roc de la Tour rock climbing site in Monthermé, France

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A: Roc De La Tour in de Ardennen vanuit het bos 05-05-2013

by Etienne Hessels, 40 meters away

Roc De La Tour in de Ardennen vanuit het bos 05-05-2013

Roc De La Tour in de Ardennen vanuit het bos 05-05-2013

B: Roc de la Tour in de Franse Ardennen 05-05-2013

by Etienne Hessels, 80 meters away

Roc de la Tour in de Franse Ardennen 05-05-2013

Roc de la Tour in de Franse Ardennen 05-05-2013

C: de Wandel/Fiets Brug over La Semois/semoy bij yet Dorpje Naux in de Franse Ardennen 2013

by Etienne Hessels, 1.6 km away

de Wandel/Fiets Brug over La Semois/semoy bij yet Dorpje Naux in de Franse Ardennen 2013

de Wandel/Fiets Brug over La Semois/semoy bij yet Dorpje Naux in de Franse Ardennen 2013

D: Uitzichtpunt Boven de 2 dorpjes Tournavaux en Haulmé in de Franse Ardennen 05-05-2013

by Etienne Hessels, 3.1 km away

Uitzichtpunt Boven de 2 dorpjes Tournavaux en Haulmé in de Franse Ardennen

Uitzichtpunt Boven de 2 dorpjes Tournavaux en Haulmé in de Franse Ardennen 05-05-2013

E: Op het fiets/wandelpad naar het Dorpje Thilay Franse Ardennen 2013

by Etienne Hessels, 3.7 km away

op het fiets/wandelpad naar het Dorpje Thilay Franse Ardennen 2013

Op het fiets/wandelpad naar het Dorpje Thilay Franse Ardennen 2013

F: La Longue Roche Summit Panorama

by Herman Desmet, 4.0 km away

La Longue Roche Summit Panorama

La Longue Roche Summit Panorama

G: Langs het rieviertje de La Semois/semoy in de Franse Ardennen 06-05-2013

by Etienne Hessels, 4.1 km away

Langs het rieviertje de La Semois/semoy in de Franse Ardennen 06-05-2013

Langs het rieviertje de La Semois/semoy in de Franse Ardennen 06-05-2013

H: Het uitzichtpunt Boven Monthermé in de Franse Ardennen 05-05-2013

by Etienne Hessels, 4.1 km away

Het uitzichtpunt Boven Monthermé in de Franse Ardennen 05-05-2013

Het uitzichtpunt Boven Monthermé in de Franse Ardennen 05-05-2013

I: Op de camping Départemental d'Haulmé Dranse Ardennen 2013

by Etienne Hessels, 4.2 km away

Op de camping Départemental d'Haulmé Dranse Ardennen 2013

Op de camping Départemental d'Haulmé Dranse Ardennen 2013

J: Langs het riviertje de La Semois/semoy op de camping Haulmé in de Franse Ardennen 06-05-2013

by Etienne Hessels, 4.2 km away

Langs het riviertje de La Semois/semoy op de camping Haulmé in de Franse Ardennen 06-05-2013

Langs het riviertje de La Semois/semoy op de camping Haulmé in de Franse Ardennen 06-05-2013

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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