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Les Salles-sur-Verdon

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The town of Salles-sur-Verdon has the distinction of being engulfed by the waters of the artificial lake of St. Croix in the early 1970s (see section "History" below). At the beauty of the site was added a story, as the signs proclaim "a site, a story" to approach the village.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: The village of Aiguines

di OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 2.8 km di distanza

A unique village perched above Lake St. Croix in Provence. An unusual perspective on the Verdon gorge...

The village of Aiguines

B: The village of Aiguines and Lake St. Croix

di OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 2.9 km di distanza

Point of view height to admire a sunset on Lake St. Croix and Valensole.

The village of Aiguines and Lake St. Croix

C: The Gorges du Verdon in Provence

di OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 4.7 km di distanza

One of the most beautiful natural sites in France. The Verdon gorges attract many nature lovers and s...

The Gorges du Verdon in Provence

D: Verdon Gorge

di Jakub Hruska, 4.9 km di distanza

Verdon Gorge

E: Gorges du Verdon

di Pierre van Geenen, 4.9 km di distanza

Made this photo last december when I had a short holiday in the south of france. This one I made in t...

Gorges du Verdon

F: Gorges du Verdon

di Pierre van Geenen, 5.8 km di distanza

Made this photo last december when I had a short holiday in the south of france. This one I made in t...

Gorges du Verdon

G: Verdon Chemin De L Imbut

di Bertrand de LACLOS, 10.9 km di distanza

Le sentier de l'imbut et la remontée par le sentier Vidal, offrent le plus beau, le plus spectaculair...

Verdon Chemin De L Imbut

H: Provence Forêt de Vérignon

di Bertrand de LACLOS, 13.7 km di distanza

La forêt de Vérignon est superbe avec ses chênes centenaires. Elle est le départ d'une jolie randonné...

Provence Forêt de Vérignon

I: Poppies in Regusse

di Stuart Thorp, 13.8 km di distanza

Poppies in Regusse

J: Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)

di Thomas Humeau, 14.4 km di distanza

The Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon in French) offers a stunning scenery. The road following it is so...

Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)

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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