Cirque of Saint Meme
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Cirque of Saint Meme

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France


A: Le Guiers Vif

di Galliez Stephane, 220 metri di distanza

A wonderful river in France, Le Guiers Vif.

Le Guiers Vif

B: The Guiers Vif river

di Galliez Stephane, 420 metri di distanza

The Guiers Vif river

C: Guiers Vif river

di Galliez Stephane, 430 metri di distanza

Guiers Vif river

D: Saint Meme Circus

di Galliez Stephane, 760 metri di distanza

Le cirque de Saint Même, enclavé dans la chartreuse.

Saint Meme Circus

E: Aulp Du Seuil

di Jacques Rochet, 3.8 km di distanza

Massif of Chartreuse, in the French Alps, department of Isère.

Aulp Du Seuil

F: St Pierre De Chartreuses

di benjamin-suzanne, 6.3 km di distanza

St Pierre De Chartreuses

G: Paragliding place in st Hilaire France

di mouret-vincent, 9.4 km di distanza

here is the runway fan paragliding realy fun sport practiced by st hilaire some crazy peoples in the ...

Paragliding place in st Hilaire France

H: Dent du Crolles from Pravouta, Chartreuse

di Andy Bryant, 10.0 km di distanza

Pravouta is a 1760m summit that sits on the Eastern flank of the Chartreuse nestled in beneath the De...

Dent du Crolles from Pravouta, Chartreuse

I: Le Pont Perent

di Andy Bryant, 11.3 km di distanza

Le Pont Perent is an ancient bridge built around 1500 to replace a natural river crossing formed by 2...

Le Pont Perent

J: Charman Som in Chartreuse

di Jacques Rochet, 12.4 km di distanza

Massif of Chartreuse in the French Alps, the Charman Som 1670 m.It's near Grenoble in the south est o...

Charman Som  in Chartreuse

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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