Orange, France [Théâtre Antique]
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Orange, France [Théâtre Antique]

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Img 578091

di josu barandiaran, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Img 578091

B: Theatre of Orange

di Bernhard Vogl, 20 metri di distanza

Theatre of Orange

C: Church Chusclan

di Gé petto, 10.1 km di distanza

Church Chusclan

D: Frescoes in the Chartreuse Monastery in Villeneuve les Avigon

di jeremie francois, 19.2 km di distanza

These frescoes were painted by Matteo Giovanetti in the 14th century. They are part of the visit of t...

Frescoes in the Chartreuse Monastery in Villeneuve les Avigon

E: View of Mount Ventoux & Dentelles from Roaix, France

di Dab Yob, 19.8 km di distanza

View of Mount Ventoux & the Dentelles de Montmirail from a wind-swept vineyard near Roaix.

View of Mount Ventoux & Dentelles from Roaix, France

F: eppidum de Gaujac, Gard-fp

di françois paris, 20.9 km di distanza

eppidum de Gaujac, Gard-fp

G: Film Festival Outdoor Visan

di Carol Criquillion, 22.8 km di distanza

Festival de Cinéma en plein air de visan, vendredi 9 août 2013http://cine-visan.fr/

Film Festival Outdoor Visan

H: Film Festival outdoor visan

di Carol Criquillion, 22.8 km di distanza

Festival de Cinéma en plein air de visan, vendredi 9 août 2013http://cine-visan.fr/

Film Festival outdoor visan

I: Mare

di Carol Criquillion, 22.8 km di distanza

Mare

J: Bamboo

di Carol Criquillion, 22.8 km di distanza

Bamboo

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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