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Panoramic photo by Vil Muhametshin PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 07:25, 07/05/2010 - Views loading...

View from the cliffs of Etretat, Normandie, France

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B: The Manor of the Salamander, Etretat , Normandie

by Vil Muhametshin, 630 meters away

This dwelling is without doubt no other than ‘The Manor of the Salamander’! Built in Lisieux, this me...

The Manor of the Salamander, Etretat , Normandie

C: Etretat

by PEC, 680 meters away

wiki link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tretat    

Etretat

D: View over Etretat, Normandy, France

by Vil Muhametshin, 910 meters away

View over Etretat, Normandy, France

E: The cliffs of Etretat

by PEC, 1.0 km away

wiki article : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tretat

The cliffs of Etretat

G: The cliffs of Etretat

by PEC, 1.2 km away

wiki article :   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tretat

The cliffs of Etretat

H: Cliffs of Etretat

by PEC, 1.6 km away

wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tretat  

Cliffs of Etretat

I: Fishing boats of Yport in Normandy, France

by Vil Muhametshin, 7.9 km away

Busy fishing village in the 19th century, today, like everywhere in the Côte d'Albâtre, Yport became ...

Fishing boats of Yport in Normandy, France

J: Near Fecamp in Normandy, France

by Vil Muhametshin, 11.6 km away

Near Fecamp in Normandy, France

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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