Cour du chateau de Fontainebleau, France
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Cour du chateau de Fontainebleau, France

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A: Escaliers du chateau de Fontainebleau, France

di Romain Calvetti, 70 metri di distanza

Escaliers du chateau de Fontainebleau, France

B: Cour du chateau de Fontainebleau, France

di Romain Calvetti, 140 metri di distanza

Cour du chateau de Fontainebleau, France

C: Cathedral in royal palace in Fontainebleau

di Andrew Usatyuk, 170 metri di distanza

Cathedral in royal palace in Fontainebleau

D: Fontainebleau croix du calvaire

di Роман Осташ, 2.3 km di distanza

Fontainebleau croix du calvaire

E: Croix du Calvaire

di Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 2.3 km di distanza

Croix du Calvaire, above Fontainebleau.

Croix du Calvaire

F: fontainebleau

di Роман Осташ, 3.1 km di distanza

fontainebleau

G: Carrefour de la croix de Toulouse

di Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 4.9 km di distanza

In the Fontainebleau forest.

Carrefour de la croix de Toulouse

H: Franchard

di Alexander Rimond, 7.4 km di distanza

Gorges de Franchard en forêt de fontainebleau, France (77)

Franchard

I: Place du gaulois, Barbizon, France

di Romain Calvetti, 8.4 km di distanza

Place du gaulois, Barbizon, France

J: YOURT au camping

di Michel M A L H E R B E., 8.6 km di distanza

Une YOURT au camping

YOURT au camping

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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