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Château de Chambord

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From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chateau_Chambord

The royal Château de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France is one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture that blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Italian structures.

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A: Château de Chambord

di Martin Gygax, 300 metri di distanza

Château de Chambord

B: Château Chambord

di Martin Gygax, 310 metri di distanza

Château Chambord

C: Château de Chambord

di Max Brocel, 420 metri di distanza

Château de Chambord au petit matin

Château de Chambord

D: Château Chambord

di Martin Gygax, 430 metri di distanza

Château Chambord

E: Castle Blois 2011r

di Robert Hernik, 14.4 km di distanza

Castle Blois 2011r

F: Interior of St. Vincent Church in Blois, France

di Paulo Yuji Takarada, 14.5 km di distanza

Interior of St. Vincent Church in Blois, France

Interior of St. Vincent Church in Blois, France

G: Tu me manques - Espagne

di FOURNIER Moïse, 29.7 km di distanza

International festival of the gardens 2010, Field of Chaumont-sur-Loire ,Gardens of future or the art...

Tu me manques - Espagne

H: Sainte-Croix Cathedral of Orleans

di Max Brocel, 43.1 km di distanza

Sainte-Croix Cathedral of Orleans

I: 110626rienmercisaran006

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 45.7 km di distanza

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J: Chateau du Clos Lucé

di Martin Gygax, 45.7 km di distanza

Chateau du Clos Lucé

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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