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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Northern Spain

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A: D.Lohizune (S.Jean de Luz)

di josu barandiaran, 100 metri di distanza

S.Jean de Luz is a very beautiful village and an important touristic resort in the Basque Country

D.Lohizune (S.Jean de Luz)

B: Sanjuandeluz 2

di Martin Duckitt, 170 metri di distanza

Sanjuandeluz 2

C: TGV Atlantique

di Willy Kaemena, 350 metri di distanza

A refurbished 2nd class carriage of a TGV Atlantique on the way from Paris to Irun (Spain). Pictures ...

TGV Atlantique

D: Ziburu (Ciboure), village of the Basque Country

di josu barandiaran, 430 metri di distanza

Ciboure is a small village close to S.Jean de Luz in the Basque Country

Ziburu (Ciboure), village of the Basque Country

E: Sokoa

di josu barandiaran, 1.7 km di distanza

Small village on the coast of the Basque Country. Close to Saint Jean-de-Luz, it offers a nice place ...

Sokoa

F: Urrugne, Pays Basque

di josu barandiaran, 4.1 km di distanza

Small village close to the frontier with Spain.

Urrugne, Pays Basque

G: Img 795667

di josu barandiaran, 5.8 km di distanza

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H: loia

di josu barandiaran, 6.8 km di distanza

This is a small beach in a quiet enviorenment. Different layers of rock can be seen standing right on...

loia

I: Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaia (hendaye)

di josu barandiaran, 7.0 km di distanza

A castle built 100 years ago near the cliff over the sea in Hendaye

Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaia (hendaye)

J: Chateau D'Abbadie

di josu barandiaran, 7.0 km di distanza

A castle built 100 years ago, close to the coast in Hendaye, Basque Country. There are fine sculpture...

Chateau D'Abbadie

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Northern Spain, 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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