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La fontaine près de l'église

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Panorama's in de omgeving van France

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A: Sur le parvis de l'église de St Gervais

door Michel M A L H E R B E., 10 hier vandaan

Sur le parvis de l'église de St Gervais

B: Eglise de St Gervais

door Michel M A L H E R B E., 10 hier vandaan

Eglise de St Gervais

C: La mairie côté église

door Cosson Sébastien, 30 hier vandaan

La mairie côté église

D: Inside St-Gervais' church

door Cosson Sébastien, 30 hier vandaan

Inside St-Gervais' church

E: St Gervais Les Bains

door Bob Stapleton, 60 hier vandaan

St Gervais Les Bains

F: Le carrefour de la mairie

door Cosson Sébastien, 60 hier vandaan

Le carrefour de la mairie

G: Typical market

door Cosson Sébastien, 80 hier vandaan

Typical market

H: La place en hiver

door Cosson Sébastien, 90 hier vandaan

La place en hiver

I: La Place

door Cosson Sébastien, 100 hier vandaan

La Place

J: La place un jour de marché

door Cosson Sébastien, 100 hier vandaan

La place un jour de marché

Dit panorama is genomen in France

Dit is een overzicht van 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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