Château Azay le Rideau
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Château Azay le Rideau

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The château was built on a island in the Indre River. It took 12 years to build and was completed in 1527. The original building was a small fort.  It was comissioned by Gilles Berthelot, an employee of King Francois.

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A: Chateau Ruin, Crissay-sur-Manse

di Martin Broomfield, 12.2 km di distanza

The château at Crissay-sur-Manse, France. The château was destroyed by the order of Cardinal de Riche...

Chateau Ruin, Crissay-sur-Manse

B: Crissay-sur-Manse

di Martin Broomfield, 12.2 km di distanza

The village of Crissay-sur-Manse is Located in the Manse Valley and is dominated by a ruined château....

Crissay-sur-Manse

C: The Château at Crissay-sur-Manse

di Martin Broomfield, 12.2 km di distanza

The château at Crissay-sur-Manse, France. The château was destroyed by the order of Cardinal de Riche...

The Château at Crissay-sur-Manse

D: The Château at Crissay-sur-Manse at Night

di Martin Broomfield, 12.2 km di distanza

The château at Crissay-sur-Manse, France. The château was destroyed by the order of Cardinal de Riche...

The Château at Crissay-sur-Manse at Night

E: Spiral Stairs. Château Crissay-sur-Manse, France

di Martin Broomfield, 12.2 km di distanza

The stone spiral stairs in the château at Crissay-sur-Manse, France. The château was destroyed by the...

Spiral Stairs. Château Crissay-sur-Manse, France

F: Village Church. Crissay-sur-Manse

di Martin Broomfield, 12.5 km di distanza

The village church at Crissay-sur-Manse, built in the 16th century. The village is Located in the Man...

Village Church. Crissay-sur-Manse

G: Village Church and wheat fields. Crissay-sur-Manse

di Martin Broomfield, 12.5 km di distanza

The village church at Crissay-sur-Manse, built in the 16th century. The village is Located in the Man...

Village Church and wheat fields. Crissay-sur-Manse

H: Barley Fields and Village Church. Crissay-sur-Manse

di Martin Broomfield, 12.5 km di distanza

The village church and fields of barley in Crissay-sur-Manse. Located in the Manse Valley.

Barley Fields and Village Church. Crissay-sur-Manse

I: Village Church and Old Mill. Crissay-sur-Manse

di Martin Broomfield, 12.5 km di distanza

The village church and old mill at Crissay-sur-Manse. Located in farming land in the Manse Valley.

Village Church and Old Mill. Crissay-sur-Manse

J: Chateau de Brou, in the night

di Franck Masschelein, 16.9 km di distanza

This is a view of the Chateau de Brou, in Noyant-de-Touraine, that we discover after passing through ...

Chateau de Brou, in the night

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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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