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Monflanquin - the square

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This is a view on the square of Monflanquin.
Monflanquin is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France. Built in 1256 as a military bastide town on a strategic north-south route, it changed hands several times during the Hundred Years' War.
The village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association.

The shot was taken in august 2012, in the beginning of the evening. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monflanquin

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A: Place de Monflanquin - France

door Pascal Moulin, 20 hier vandaan

Place de Monflanquin  -  France

B: Eglise et couverts de Monflanquin - France

door Pascal Moulin, 50 hier vandaan

Eglise et couverts de Monflanquin  -  France

C: Château de Gavaudun

door Franck Masschelein, 10.0 hier vandaan

The Château de Gavaudun is a castle in the village of Gavaudun (Lot-et-Garonne, France) on the river ...

Château de Gavaudun

D: Château de Gavaudun - in the keep

door Franck Masschelein, 10.0 hier vandaan

The Château de Gavaudun is a castle in the village of Gavaudun (Lot-et-Garonne, France) on the river ...

Château de Gavaudun - in the keep

E: Château de Biron - the terrace

door Franck Masschelein, 13.8 hier vandaan

The Château de Biron is a castle in the in the valley of the Lède in the commune of Biron in the Dord...

Château de Biron - the terrace

F: Eglise de Monsempron-Libos - France

door Pascal Moulin, 14.6 hier vandaan

Eglise de Monsempron-Libos  -  France

G: Porte de Paris, Villeneuve-sur-lot, lot et Garonne

door Patrick Besse, 14.7 hier vandaan

Porte de Paris, Villeneuve-sur-lot, lot et Garonne

H: Hotel de ville, Villeneuve-sur-Lot

door Patrick Besse, 14.8 hier vandaan

Hotel de ville, Villeneuve-sur-Lot

I: Villeneuve sur Lot, la cale de la marine

door Patrick Besse, 14.8 hier vandaan

Villeneuve sur Lot, la cale de la marine où les gabares accostaient autrefois.

Villeneuve sur Lot, la cale de la marine

J: Le Pont des Cieutats (Pont Vieux), Villeneuve-sur-lot

door Patrick Besse, 14.9 hier vandaan

Le Pont des Cieutats (Pont Vieux), Villeneuve-sur-lot

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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