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L'extérieur de l'église en hiver

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Le parvis de l'église

di Cosson Sébastien, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Le parvis de l'église

B: L'intérieur de l'église

di Cosson Sébastien, 20 metri di distanza

L'intérieur de l'église

C: Le départ des remontées mécaniques du village

di Cosson Sébastien, 120 metri di distanza

Le départ des remontées mécaniques du village

D: Le carrefour de l'office de tourisme

di Cosson Sébastien, 230 metri di distanza

Le carrefour de l'office de tourisme

E: Le Plateau de la Croix

di Cosson Sébastien, 650 metri di distanza

Le Plateau de la Croix

F: L'école du ski français à Saint Nicolas de Véroce

di Cosson Sébastien, 680 metri di distanza

L'école du ski français à Saint Nicolas de Véroce

G: Nordic ski slope

di Cosson Sébastien, 840 metri di distanza

Nordic ski slope

H: La piste de fond du plateau de la Croix

di Cosson Sébastien, 880 metri di distanza

La piste de fond du plateau de la Croix

I: La piste de fond du Bettex au plateau de la Croix

di Cosson Sébastien, 920 metri di distanza

La piste de fond du Bettex au plateau de la Croix

J: La piste de fond Le Bettex Plateau de la Croix

di Cosson Sébastien, 970 metri di distanza

La piste de fond Le Bettex Plateau de la Croix

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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