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stay up there just a while!

another way to show this splendid french square in Lyon.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Place Bellecour, Lyon

di Vincent Bosson, 120 metri di distanza

Place Bellecour, Lyon, France

Place Bellecour, Lyon

B: Lyon, place Bellecour

di B.JULLIEN, 130 metri di distanza

Cette place se trouve aujourd'hui dans le deuxième arrondissement de la ville, entre la Saône et le R...

Lyon, place Bellecour

C: Bonaparte bridge in Lyon

di Galliez Stephane, 280 metri di distanza

Un premier pont en bois, le pont de l'Archevêché (ou pont de Bois, des Comtes, Bellecour ou des Chano...

Bonaparte bridge in Lyon

D: Theatre Des Celestins

di Vincent Bosson, 290 metri di distanza

Theartre des Celestins in lyon

Theatre Des Celestins

E: Quai de Saone

di Vincent Bosson, 380 metri di distanza

Quai de Saone

F: Eglise St Georges

di Vincent Bosson, 390 metri di distanza

church, St Georges, Lyon

Eglise St Georges

G: Flower

di Vincent Bosson, 400 metri di distanza

Flower in Lyon, France

Flower

H: Primatiale Saint Jean De Lyon Cathedral

di Andy Bryant, 470 metri di distanza

Lyon Cathedral is also known as a "Primatiale" because in 1079 thePope granted to the archbishop of L...

Primatiale Saint Jean De Lyon Cathedral

I: Pont Du Palais De Justice

di Vincent Bosson, 470 metri di distanza

Bridge of Palais de Justice in Lyon

Pont Du Palais De Justice

J: Gateway courthouse

di Galliez Stephane, 480 metri di distanza

Here's the?Gateway courthouse which crosses Saone river in Lyon by night.

Gateway courthouse

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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