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The Château de Vincennes (the Sainte-Chapelle and the donjon)

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This is a view of the Château de Vincennes. The photo was taken between the Portique Le Vau (south), the Sainte-Chapelle (east) and the Donjon (west). There are at north the Pavillon du Harnachement, the Tour du Village (in the distance), the Pavillon du Génie and the Pavillon des Armes.

The shot was taken in november 2011, in the beginning of the afternoon. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

References : http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/page/affichelieu.php?idLang=en&idLieu=1621

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Fort de Vincennes HDR

di Роман Осташ, 10 metri di distanza

Fort de Vincennes HDR

B: Le Chateau Vincennes Paris

di Antushev Vladimir, 20 metri di distanza

Le Chateau Vincennes Paris

C: Fort de Vincennes

di Роман Осташ, 30 metri di distanza

Fort de Vincennes

D: Chateau De Vincennes Paris

di Antushev Vladimir, 30 metri di distanza

Chateau De Vincennes Paris

E: Château de Vincennes and Chapelle

di Andrea Biffi, 30 metri di distanza

 The Château de Vincennes is a massive 14th and 17th century French royal castle in the town of Vince...

Château de Vincennes and Chapelle

F: La Sainte Chapelle, Vincennes, Paris

di Antushev Vladimir, 40 metri di distanza

La Sainte Chapelle, Vincennes, Paris

G: Château de Vincennes and Chapelle

di Andrea Biffi, 60 metri di distanza

The Château de Vincennes is a massive 14th and 17th century French royal castle in the town of Vincen...

Château de Vincennes and Chapelle

H: Château de Vincennes

di Andrea Biffi, 70 metri di distanza

The Château de Vincennes is a massive 14th and 17th century French royal castle in the town of Vincen...

Château de Vincennes

I: Le Donjon, Vincennes, Paris

di Antushev Vladimir, 80 metri di distanza

Le Donjon, Vincennes, Paris

J: The Château de Vincennes (the court)

di Franck Masschelein, 90 metri di distanza

This is a view of the Château de Vincennes. The photo was taken between the Tour du Bois - Arc de Tri...

The Château de Vincennes (the court)

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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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