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Barfleur : le port, le calvaire et l'église

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A: Port de Barfleur sous le soleil - France

di Pascal Moulin, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Port de Barfleur sous le soleil  -  France

B: Croix de l'entrée du port de Barfleur - France

di Pascal Moulin, 20 metri di distanza

Croix de l'entrée du port de Barfleur  -  France

C: Détente sur le port de Barfleur - France

di Pascal Moulin, 30 metri di distanza

Détente sur le port de Barfleur  -  France

D: La marée remonte dans le port de Barfleur - France

di Pascal Moulin, 40 metri di distanza

La marée remonte dans le port de Barfleur  -  France

E: Cimetière et église de Barfleur - France

di Pascal Moulin, 40 metri di distanza

Cimetière et église de Barfleur  -  France

F: Chapelle de l'église Saint-Nicolas de Barfleur - France

di Pascal Moulin, 50 metri di distanza

Chapelle de l'église Saint-Nicolas de Barfleur  -  France

G: Quai Henri Chardon de Barfleur - France

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Quai Henri Chardon de Barfleur  -  France

H: Chœur de l'église de Barfleur - France

di Pascal Moulin, 60 metri di distanza

Chœur de l'église de Barfleur  -  France

I: Croix de cimetière de Barfleur - France

di Pascal Moulin, 60 metri di distanza

Croix de cimetière de Barfleur  -  France

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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