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Panorama's in de omgeving van France



door Cosson Sébastien, 30 hier vandaan


door Cosson Sébastien, 1.0 hier vandaan


door Cosson Sébastien, 1.7 hier vandaan

D: Les Contamines-Montjoie

door Michel M A L H E R B E., 2.8 hier vandaan

Les Contamines-Montjoie est une commune française, située dans le département de la Haute-Savoie et l...

Les Contamines-Montjoie

E: The Contamines-Monjoie in Haute-Savoie

door OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 2.8 hier vandaan

Val Montjoie is the southwestern edge of the Mont-Blanc. Accessed by Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in this ...

The Contamines-Monjoie in Haute-Savoie

F: Eglise de la Sainte Trinité

door Michel M A L H E R B E., 2.8 hier vandaan

Eglise de la Sainte Trinité


door Cosson Sébastien, 3.4 hier vandaan


door Cosson Sébastien, 3.4 hier vandaan

I: Nordic ski slope

door Cosson Sébastien, 3.5 hier vandaan

Nordic ski slope


door Cosson Sébastien, 3.5 hier vandaan

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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