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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Les Contamines Montjoie / Hauteluces

di Greg Matter (BLACKBLITZ), 3.2 km di distanza

Vue à 360° depuis la Tête du Lac de Roselette, au pied du Massif du Mont-Blanc. Enjoy :) Au Nord-Est,...

Les Contamines Montjoie / Hauteluces

B: Les Tufs

di Philippe Dutel, 4.7 km di distanza

Les Tufs, près des la Ville des Glaciers en arrivant sur le refuge des Mottets.

Les Tufs

C: Refuge les Mottets

di Philippe Dutel, 5.8 km di distanza

Refuge les Mottets

D: Vallée des Chapieux

di Philippe Dutel, 6.4 km di distanza

En montant vers le col de Seigne, peu avant le passage en Italie

Vallée des Chapieux

E: The Contamines-Monjoie in Haute-Savoie

di OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 7.3 km di distanza

Val Montjoie is the southwestern edge of the Mont-Blanc. Accessed by Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in this ...

The Contamines-Monjoie in Haute-Savoie

F: Eglise de la Sainte Trinité

di Michel M A L H E R B E., 7.3 km di distanza

Eglise de la Sainte Trinité

G: Les Contamines-Montjoie

di Michel M A L H E R B E., 7.3 km di distanza

Les Contamines-Montjoie est une commune française, située dans le département de la Haute-Savoie et l...

Les Contamines-Montjoie

H: Col De Seigne

di Philippe Dutel, 7.5 km di distanza

Sur la frontière France Italie

Col De Seigne

I: Le sommet du Mont Joly 01

di Cosson Sébastien, 7.9 km di distanza

Le sommet du Mont Joly 01

J: La table d'orientation au sommet du Mont Joly

di Cosson Sébastien, 7.9 km di distanza

La table d'orientation au sommet du Mont Joly

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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