Pruniers Bridge in Bouchemaine
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Pruniers Bridge in Bouchemaine

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Bowling d'Angers

di Christophe GAGNEUX, 3.1 km di distanza

Bowling d'Angers à Beaucouzé (49)

Bowling d'Angers

B: Barriqueequi

di HB, 7.5 km di distanza

Barriqueequi

C: Behuard's Church

di Jerome Boccon-Gibod, 8.0 km di distanza

Behuard's Church

D: Place of Béhuard - France

di Jerome Boccon-Gibod, 8.0 km di distanza

Place of the village of Béhuard, a small island in Anjou - France

Place of Béhuard - France

E: Behuard from the sky

di Jerome Boccon-Gibod, 8.0 km di distanza

Behuard from the sky

F: Rochemenier, France

di Cristian Gheorghe, 32.6 km di distanza

Rochemenier, France

G: Basilique of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

di Thomas Humeau, 33.0 km di distanza

Inside the basilic of Saint Florent le Vieil. This was taken during the wedding celebration of my cou...

Basilique of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

H: Camping de Chantepie

di Christophe GAGNEUX, 38.1 km di distanza

Camping de Chantepie **** St Hilaire St Florent (49)

Camping de Chantepie

I: Chateau Bouvet Ladubay

di Christophe GAGNEUX, 42.6 km di distanza

Edifié par une grande famille des vins de Saumur, le Château Bouvet-Ladubay, sa somptueuse verrière e...

Chateau Bouvet Ladubay

J: Caveau Louis de Grenelle

di Christophe GAGNEUX, 44.7 km di distanza

Caveau Louis de Grenelle

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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