Un écureuil dans les thuyas d'Ar Milin
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Un écureuil dans les thuyas d'Ar Milin

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Avec ses 5 ha et ses arbres centenaires, c’est un lieu à découvrir en toutes saisons Si le bonheur est dans le jardin, alors la joie sera totale dans la découverte de ce parc joliment arboré et parsemé de sculptures ; à noter, la très belle collection de magnolias. Des arbres centenaires, une rivière qui serpente, de jolis plans d’eau : le parc d’Ar Milin’ se découvre en toutes saisons pour le charme de son architecture naturelle, travaillée par de grands paysagistes depuis 50 ans. Si vous aimez le calme, si vous recherchez l’étonnement, vous apprécierez la découverte de cet arboretum qui abrite plus de 100 variétés venues du monde entier ; pour en citer quelques-unes : érables champêtres, arbre de Judée, cèdres du Liban, séquoïas, aulnes de Corse, peupliers noirs d’Italie. Chaque année, depuis 2003, le parc accueille une exposition de sculptures monumentales (Jardin des Arts), un évènement qui attire des visiteurs de toutes les régions.

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With its 5 ha and trees, it is a place to discover in all seasons If happiness is in the garden, then the joy will be complete in the discovery of this beautifully wooded park dotted with sculptures, note the very fine collection of magnolias. Old trees, a meandering river, beautiful bodies of water: the park Ar Milin 'is revealed in all seasons for the charm of its natural architecture, worked with great landscape for 50 years. If you like the quiet, if you look amazed, you will enjoy exploring the arboretum which houses over 100 varieties from around the world, to name a few: field maples, Judas tree, cedars, sequoias , alders of Corsica, the Italian poplars. Each year since 2003, the park hosts an exhibition of monumental sculptures (Jardin des Arts), an event that attracts visitors from all regions.

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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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