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Sight from Oceanographic Museum, Monaco-Ville, Monaco

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Monaco

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B: Monaco in a picture frame

door Andrew Bodrov, 240 hier vandaan

Monaco in a picture frame

C: Monaco attractions

door Andrew Bodrov, 320 hier vandaan

Monaco attractions

D: View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

door Andrew Bodrov, 350 hier vandaan

View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

E: Palais de Monaco

door Thierry Blondeau, 380 hier vandaan

Palais de Monaco

Palais de Monaco

F: Francis Grimaldi statue, Monaco

door Andrew Bodrov, 400 hier vandaan

Francis Grimaldi statue, Monaco

G: Place Palais Monaco

door Thierry Blondeau, 420 hier vandaan

Place du Palais de Monaco

Place Palais Monaco

H: Palacio de los Grimaldi, Monaco

door Andrew Bodrov, 420 hier vandaan

Palacio de los Grimaldi, Monaco

I: View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

door Andrew Bodrov, 470 hier vandaan

View to Port of Fontvieille, Monaco

J: Port and Palace of Monaco

door Thierry Blondeau, 480 hier vandaan

Port et Palais de Monaco

Port and Palace of Monaco

Dit panorama is genomen in Monaco, 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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