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The Toulon Opera opened in 1862. The first representation was a comic opera : "les mousquetaires de la reine". It counts 1.800 seats and it was built in 2 years.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: France Var Toulon Place Raimu

di PEC, 340 metri di distanza

Raimu was a French actor born in 1883 in Toulon. This statue reprensents a famous scene from the movi...

France Var Toulon Place Raimu

B: Toulon, Mayol rugby stadium

di Claire Thibeau, 670 metri di distanza

Toulon, Mayol rugby stadium

C: Toulon, France, The Royal Tower

di Claire Thibeau, 2.4 km di distanza

Toulon, France, The Royal Tower

D: Panoramic view from the Mont Faron in Toulon

di OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 2.4 km di distanza

The Toulon harbor is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean. Mount Faron overlooking the city at 584...

Panoramic view from the Mont Faron in Toulon

E: Toulon, France, Cap Brun

di Claire Thibeau, 3.4 km di distanza

Toulon, France, Cap Brun

F: Notre Dame du cap Falcon - Toulon

di PEC, 3.8 km di distanza

La Vierge blanche de Notre Dame de Cap Falcon aujourd’hui située au Cap Brun, près de Toulon, avait é...

Notre Dame du cap Falcon - Toulon

G: Il mercato di Natale a La Garde

di Claire Thibeau, 6.3 km di distanza

Christmass market in La Garde is the biggest one in the area

Il mercato di Natale a La Garde

H: La Garde in the Var, from the chapel of the twelfth century

di OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 6.6 km di distanza

La Garde is a small town between Hyères and Toulon. In the past dominated by an imposing medieval cas...

La Garde in the Var, from the chapel of the twelfth century

I: Mont-Coudon, Toulon

di Michael Boscher, 7.1 km di distanza

702 m au dessus de Toulon et sa région. Vue imprenable sur les îles de la côte méditerranéenne.

Mont-Coudon, Toulon

J: Collegiale Saint-Pierre

di OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 7.8 km di distanza

the church of Saint-Pierre, consists of a Romanesque building dating from the thirteenth century orig...

Collegiale Saint-Pierre

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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