Cancale Sous la digue
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Arnaud Chapin EXPERT Taken 14:08, 21/06/2009 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Cancale Sous la digue

The World > Europe > France

Tags: cancale, tourism

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Vue panoramique sous un quai à marée basse à Cancale. Si vous cherchez un gite ou une location à cancale , vous serez toujours les bienvenus.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in France

map

A: Jetty of the Port de Cancale

by Thomas Humeau, 40 meters away

Cancale is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in north-western France. It is kno...

Jetty of the Port de Cancale

B: Bateau de pèche à Cancale

by Arnaud Chapin, 50 meters away

Bateau de pèche à Cancale

C: Le feu de la houle à Cancale

by Arnaud Chapin, 110 meters away

Le feu de la houle à Cancale

D: Le Feu de la Houle à Cancale

by Arnaud Chapin, 110 meters away

Le Feu de la Houle à Cancale

E: Port de Cancale

by Thomas Humeau, 120 meters away

Cancale is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in north-western France. It is kno...

Port de Cancale

F: La Cancalaise Bisquine

by Arnaud Chapin, 120 meters away

La Cancalaise Bisquine

G: Port de Cancale

by Thomas Humeau, 170 meters away

Cancale is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in north-western France. It is kno...

Port de Cancale

H: Plage dans le port de la Houle à Cancale

by Arnaud Chapin, 200 meters away

Plage dans le port de la Houle à Cancale

I: Plage du port de Cancale

by Arnaud Chapin, 270 meters away

Plage du port de Cancale

J: Cancale Place du calvaire

by Arnaud Chapin, 360 meters away

Cancale Place du calvaire

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