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Suspension Bridge Pont de la Caille

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Ponts de la Caille

di H.J.Weber, 40 metri di distanza

Ponts de la Caille

B: les Usses sous les ponts de la Caille haute savoie

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 80 metri di distanza

Le torrent des Usses, 150 mètre sous les ponts de la Caille

les Usses sous les ponts de la Caille haute savoie

C: pont des bains de la Caille haute savoie france

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 700 metri di distanza

 Pont de l'ancienne route des bains de la Caille, enjambant le torrent des Usses. 

pont des bains de la Caille haute savoie france

D: Marlioz les Usses Haute Savoie France

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 7.7 km di distanza

La riviere des Usses a Marlioz, au lieu dit chez les Gay.

Marlioz les Usses Haute Savoie France

E: Marlioz-Eglise-choeur-haute-savoie

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 8.6 km di distanza

Marlioz-Eglise-choeur-haute-savoie

F: Marlioz eglise tribune haut savoie france

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 8.6 km di distanza

Marlioz eglise tribune haut savoie france

G: Marlioz Eglise Haut Savoie France

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 8.6 km di distanza

Marlioz Eglise Haut Savoie France

H: Marlioz Chapelle Exte Haute Savoie France

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 8.8 km di distanza

Marlioz Chapelle Exte Haute Savoie France

I: Marlioz Chapelle Inter Haute Savoie France

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 8.8 km di distanza

Marlioz Chapelle Inter Haute Savoie France

J: Marlioz, Haute-Savoie, route de la forêt

di Eric-Bardot-Chappaz, 9.3 km di distanza

Marlioz, Haute-Savoie, route de la forêt

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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