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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: 120920 Cret de la Goutte sunrise

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 870 metri di distanza

120920 Cret de la Goutte sunrise

B: Champfromier Village Center

di PAILLER Francois, 6.1 km di distanza

Champfromier Village Center

C: Bridge over the Valserine River

di PAILLER Francois, 7.9 km di distanza

Bridge over the Valserine River

D: Mont Vuache Grande Grottes haute savoie france

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 12.3 km di distanza

Mont Vuache Grande Grottes haute savoie france

E: Chaumont et son château haute Savoie France

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 14.6 km di distanza

Chaumont et son château haute Savoie France

F: Chaumont Haute Savoie France

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 14.7 km di distanza

Chaumont Haute Savoie France

G: Eglise de Chaumont_Haute_Savoie_France

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 14.7 km di distanza

Eglise de Chaumont_Haute_Savoie_France

H: La vierge de Chaumont haute Savoie France

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 14.8 km di distanza

La vierge de Chaumont haute Savoie France

I: Chaumont château 1 haute Savoie france

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 14.8 km di distanza

Chaumont château 1 haute Savoie france

J: Canyon on the top of the Cret de la Neige (Jura)

di François Bonneville, 14.8 km di distanza

Canyon on the top of the Cret de la Neige (Jura)

Questo panorama è stato scattato in France

Questa è una vista generale di 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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