Théatre antique de fourvière
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Théatre antique de fourvière

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le plus ancien théâtre antique gallo-romain de France domine la majorité de la ville de Lyon. Le grand théâtre antique mesure 108 mètres de diamètre et peut contenir environ 11000 spectateurs.

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A: Parvis de la Basilique de Fourvière

by Vincent Bosson, 320 meters away

Entrance of the basilique of Fourvière, Lyon, France

Parvis de la Basilique de Fourvière

B: Panorama Basilique de Fourvière

by Vincent Bosson, 340 meters away

church, Basilique de Fourvière

Panorama Basilique de Fourvière

C: Notre Dame de Fourvière inside

by Vincent Bosson, 350 meters away

Inside the Basilica of Fourvière 

Notre Dame de Fourvière inside

D: Notre Dame de Fourviere

by Galliez Stephane, 350 meters away

Notre Dame de Fourviere

E: Tour de l'Observatoire Basilique de Fourvière, Lyon

by Vincent Bosson, 380 meters away

View from one of the tower of the basilica of Fourvière in Lyon, France

Tour de l'Observatoire Basilique de Fourvière, Lyon

F: Eglise St Georges

by Vincent Bosson, 510 meters away

church, St Georges, Lyon

Eglise St Georges

G: Cathédrale St Jean Inside

by Vincent Bosson, 570 meters away

Cathédrale St Jean, Lyon, France

Cathédrale St Jean Inside

H: Maison Des Avocats

by Vincent Bosson, 580 meters away

Historic place in the Vieux Lyon, close the House of Accountey. France

Maison Des Avocats

I: Primatiale Saint Jean De Lyon Cathedral

by Andy Bryant, 600 meters away

Lyon Cathedral is also known as a "Primatiale" because in 1079 thePope granted to the archbishop of L...

Primatiale Saint Jean De Lyon Cathedral

J: Archaeologic garden

by Vincent Bosson, 600 meters away

Archaeologic garden in the vieux Lyon

Archaeologic garden

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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