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Panorama's in de omgeving van France

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A: Un champ d'été à la belle étoile

door Zaellig, 1.2 hier vandaan

 Et, pour les amateurs d'astronomie... : une étoile filante à côté des Pléiades !  

Un champ d'été à la belle étoile

B: Troupeau de Vaches

door Arnaud Chapin, 3.2 hier vandaan

Les Vaches et les Antennes: deux voisins, tout les deux au bénéfice des industries; l'une au service ...

Troupeau de Vaches

C: Champ de fleurs mauves

door Zaellig, 5.3 hier vandaan

Champ de fleurs mauves

D: Sur le chemin de Cook

door NIEZ GUILLAUME, 5.7 hier vandaan

Sur le chemin de Cook

E: Dans les herbes glacées

door Zaellig, 6.4 hier vandaan

Dans les herbes glacées

F: Chemin forestier enneigé

door Zaellig, 6.5 hier vandaan

Chemin forestier enneigé

G: Bottes de paille

door Zaellig, 6.7 hier vandaan

Bottes de paille

H: November trees

door Zaellig, 7.7 hier vandaan

November trees

I: Paquerette

door Arnaud Chapin, 9.1 hier vandaan

J'ai fait ce pano à partir de 6 photos prises à main levée (sans trépied). C'est étonnant comme on ar...

Paquerette

J: L'abbaye Notre-Dame-du-Nid-au-Merle

door Zaellig, 10.0 hier vandaan

L'abbaye Notre-Dame-du-Nid-au-Merle ou de Saint-Sulpice est fondée au début du XIIème siècle par Raou...

L'abbaye Notre-Dame-du-Nid-au-Merle

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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