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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Prat de bouc

di Grégoire Saintenac, 120 metri di distanza

photo de prat de bouc, petite station de ski du cantal, quelques jours avant le début des chutes de n...

Prat de bouc

B: Prat de bouc

di Grégoire Saintenac, 580 metri di distanza

Prat de bouc

C: Vallée et méandres de bélinay en cantal-fp

di françois paris, 5.2 km di distanza

Vallée et méandres de bélinay en cantal-fp

D: Vallée de la Cère

di Grégoire Saintenac, 5.6 km di distanza

vue depusi l'espace panoramique dans la montée à Super Lioran

Vallée de la Cère

E: Vallée de la Cère

di Grégoire Saintenac, 6.3 km di distanza

Vallée de la Cère

F: le massif cantalien

di eric belin, 7.2 km di distanza

vue sur le massif depuis le puy Bataillouse

le massif cantalien

G: chaîne des volcans de puy mary en cantal-fp

di françois paris, 11.3 km di distanza

chaîne des volcans de puy mary en cantal-fp

H: cascade de la roucolle

di eric belin, 12.6 km di distanza

Cascade d'accès difficile sur un affluent de la Cère

cascade de la roucolle

J: château d'apchon,cantal-auvergne-fp

di françois paris, 23.0 km di distanza

château d'apchon,cantal-auvergne-fp

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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