Train Interior. Channel Tunnel
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Train Interior. Channel Tunnel

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The channel tunnel links the United Kingdom to France at the shortest point on the English Channel. It was opened in 1994. The Tunnel runs from Folkestone to Coquelles. A high speed train service runs through the tunnel.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Cap Griz Nez

di Dima Tsvetkov, 13.8 km di distanza

Cap Griz Nez

B: 100315Audresselles1

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 17.3 km di distanza

100315Audresselles1

C: 100327arcencielcalais

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 18.9 km di distanza

100327arcencielcalais

D: ville de Sangatte, Bleriot Plage le 120122

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 19.0 km di distanza

ville de Sangatte, Bleriot Plage le 120122

E: Mussel banks near Audresselles

di Anton van Tetering, 19.0 km di distanza

At low tides you can find a lot of mussels on the rocky beach of Audresselles.

Mussel banks near Audresselles

F: 100326channel0032

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 20.5 km di distanza

Libertés de séjour 2010 : http://www.2rienmerci.com/ au http://www.lechannel.fr dans http://laurentca...

100326channel0032

G: 100315panochannel003

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 20.5 km di distanza

Libertés de séjour 2010 : http://www.2rienmerci.com/ au http://www.lechannel.fr

100315panochannel003

H: 100315channel001

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 20.5 km di distanza

Libertés de séjour 2010 : http://www.2rienmerci.com/ au http://www.lechannel.fr

100315channel001

I: 100328Channelmazaldamatin

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 20.5 km di distanza

Libertés de séjour 2010 au channel de calais

100328Channelmazaldamatin

J: 100315channel002

di Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 20.5 km di distanza

Libertés de séjour 2010 : http://www.2rienmerci.com/ au http://www.lechannel.fr

100315channel002

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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