Le Chatelas De Bourdeaux
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Le Chatelas De Bourdeaux

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Where the knights used to live . . .

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Pas De Siara

di Alexander Ruttgers, 7.4 km di distanza

Pas De Siara

B: Trois Becs Half Way

di Alexander Ruttgers, 7.7 km di distanza

Nice view on a point almost half way up the "trois becs" trail.

Trois Becs Half Way

C: Trois Becs Almost On Top

di Alexander Ruttgers, 7.8 km di distanza

Een korte pauze om van het uitzicht te genieten. De top is in zicht . . . .

Trois Becs Almost On Top

D: Via Ferrata le pas de L'echelle

di Alexander Ruttgers, 18.7 km di distanza

Verry nice "klettersteig" ! Bring enough water, because this viaferrata is facing south! 

Via Ferrata le pas de L'echelle

E: Mountain road in South-France

di H.J.Weber, 21.0 km di distanza

Mountain road in South-France

F: Hotel Park Novi Sad Serbië

di Pieter Angenent, 25.7 km di distanza

Hotel Park Novi Sad Serbië

G: Parking place

di Pieter Angenent, 25.7 km di distanza

Parking place

H: rémuzat 3

di Pieter Angenent, 25.7 km di distanza

rémuzat 3

I: near the bridge

di Pieter Angenent, 25.8 km di distanza

near the bridge

J: remuzat

di Pieter Angenent, 25.8 km di distanza

remuzat

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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