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Rue du port neuf in Baiona, capital town of the small basque province of Lapurdi.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Northern Spain

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A: Rue du Port Neuf

di josu barandiaran, 30 metri di distanza

Rue du Port Neuf in the city center of Baiona.

Rue du Port Neuf

B: Baiona

di josu barandiaran, 120 metri di distanza

Baiona

C: Bayonne

di Maurice Rebeix, 210 metri di distanza

Cathédrale de Bayonne (13éme / 16ème siècle)

Bayonne

D:

di Rodrigo Gonzalez, 6.7 km di distanza

E: Biarritz

di Maurice Rebeix, 6.8 km di distanza

Merry-Go-Round facing the Grande Plage (Grand Beach) - Biarritz

Biarritz

F: Biarritz Beach

di Carsten Arenz, 7.0 km di distanza

Biarritz Beach

G:

di Rodrigo Gonzalez, 7.0 km di distanza

H: Chateau d`Arcangues

di Alexander Kalashnikoff, 7.0 km di distanza

Chateau d`Arcangues

Chateau d`Arcangues

I: Biarritz Ocean View

di Carsten Arenz, 7.1 km di distanza

Biarritz Ocean View

J: Sunrise

di Alexander Kalashnikoff, 7.1 km di distanza

Sunrise Allée Port des Pêcheurs

Sunrise

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Northern Spain, 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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