ile de Houat
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ile de Houat

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Panorama's in de omgeving van France


A: Houat, island's tip

door Renaud Toussaint, 390 hier vandaan

Houat's beach, with a view over Houat's village, from the tip of a granite rock

Houat, island's tip

B: Ill D Hoedic 01

door Zachi Michalak, 8.0 hier vandaan

Ill D Hoedic 01

C: Quiberon 02

door Zachi Michalak, 13.3 hier vandaan

Quiberon 02

D: Orientation point of Quiberon

door Zachi Michalak, 13.5 hier vandaan

Orientation point of Quiberon

E: Crouesty harbor

door erwan-boisecq, 16.3 hier vandaan

Crouesty harbor

F: harbor of Navalo

door erwan-boisecq, 16.8 hier vandaan

harbor of Navalo

G: Eurocat, CARNAC

door erwan-boisecq, 17.0 hier vandaan

Eurocat, CARNAC

I: Govihan island

door erwan-boisecq, 18.9 hier vandaan

Govihan island

J: island of the jument

door erwan-boisecq, 19.8 hier vandaan

island of the jument

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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