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étang de précy sur marne - les marais 1

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A: étang de précy sur marne 3

door françois paris, 90 hier vandaan

étang de précy sur marne 3

B: étang de précy sur marne 2

door françois paris, 350 hier vandaan

étang de précy sur marne 2

C: étang de précy sur marne sud-sud ouest

door françois paris, 400 hier vandaan

étang de précy sur marne sud-sud ouest

D: champ fleuri à Précy sur marne

door françois paris, 710 hier vandaan

champ fleuri à Précy sur marne

E: champ de blé et coquelicots

door françois paris, 1.6 hier vandaan

champ de blé et coquelicots

F: arcades nord du pont de chalifert

door françois paris, 2.9 hier vandaan

arcades nord du pont de chalifert

G: pont ferroviaire désafecté de Chalifert

door françois paris, 2.9 hier vandaan

pont ferroviaire désafecté de Chalifert

H: pont ferroviaire désafecté de Chalifert - nord

door françois paris, 2.9 hier vandaan

pont ferroviaire désafecté de Chalifert - nord

I: pont de chalifert

door françois paris, 2.9 hier vandaan

pont de chalifert

J: pont tgv à chalifert

door françois paris, 3.0 hier vandaan

pont tgv à chalifert

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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