Vallée des Chapieux
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Vallée des Chapieux

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En montant vers le col de Seigne, peu avant le passage en Italie

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Nearby images in France


A: Refuge les Mottets

by Philippe Dutel, 850 meters away

Refuge les Mottets

B: Col De Seigne

by Philippe Dutel, 1.8 km away

Sur la frontière France Italie

Col De Seigne

C: Les Tufs

by Philippe Dutel, 2.8 km away

Les Tufs, près des la Ville des Glaciers en arrivant sur le refuge des Mottets.

Les Tufs

D: Refuge Elisabetta

by Philippe Dutel, 4.6 km away

Certainement l'un des plus meilleurs refuge du tour

Refuge Elisabetta

E: Refuge La Balme

by Philippe Dutel, 6.4 km away

Refuge La Balme

F: Les Contamines Montjoie / Hauteluces

by Greg Matter (BLACKBLITZ), 9.2 km away

Vue à 360° depuis la Tête du Lac de Roselette, au pied du Massif du Mont-Blanc. Enjoy :) Au Nord-Est,...

Les Contamines Montjoie / Hauteluces

G: Eglise de la Sainte Trinité

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 10.1 km away

Eglise de la Sainte Trinité

H: The Contamines-Monjoie in Haute-Savoie

by OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 10.1 km away

Val Montjoie is the southwestern edge of the Mont-Blanc. Accessed by Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in this ...

The Contamines-Monjoie in Haute-Savoie

I: Les Contamines-Montjoie

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 10.2 km away

Les Contamines-Montjoie est une commune française, située dans le département de la Haute-Savoie et l...

Les Contamines-Montjoie

J: Piccolo San Bernardo, ski resort

by Vincenzo Bernardi, 11.1 km away

Piccolo San Bernardo, ski resort

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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