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Eglise Saint Vincent Les Baux Provence France

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Towards the southern end of Les Baux, you will find the Eglise Saint-Vincent, (church of Saint Vincent). As with all of Les Baux, it is fascinating to explore - imagining the services that took place, the prayers that were offered up, the sanctuary it provided over the centuries.

Just beyond the entrance of the church, the outer wall drops off precipitously yielding a sweeping view of the surrounding valley. Just watch your step!

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A: Les Baux-de-Provence

di OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 20 metri di distanza

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Les Baux-de-Provence

B: Restaurant Creperie Les Baux France

di Mark Fink, 100 metri di distanza

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C: Les Baux-de-Provence, France

di Joop Greypink, 120 metri di distanza

Les Baux-de-Provence, France

D: Les Baux-de-Provence, France

di Joop Greypink, 130 metri di distanza

Les Baux-de-Provence, France

E: Museum Les Baux France

di Mark Fink, 130 metri di distanza

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F: Castle of Baux de Provence

di Jakub Hruska, 140 metri di distanza

Castle of Baux de Provence

G: Trebuchet at Château des Baux

di Jakub Hruska, 140 metri di distanza

Trebuchet at Château des Baux

H: Les Baux Battlements Provence France

di Mark Fink, 140 metri di distanza

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Les Baux Battlements Provence France

I: Les Baux Overlook Provence France

di Mark Fink, 150 metri di distanza

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J: Castle of Baux lookout

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Castle of Baux lookout

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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