The village of Aiguines
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The village of Aiguines

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A unique village perched above Lake St. Croix in Provence. An unusual perspective on the Verdon gorges and its history. If like me you like to sail between historical and natural site, you'll like the village of Aiguines.

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A: The village of Aiguines and Lake St. Croix

door OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 190 hier vandaan

Point of view height to admire a sunset on Lake St. Croix and Valensole.

The village of Aiguines and Lake St. Croix

B: The Gorges du Verdon in Provence

door OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 2.6 hier vandaan

One of the most beautiful natural sites in France. The Verdon gorges attract many nature lovers and s...

The Gorges du Verdon in Provence

C: Verdon Gorge

door Jakub Hruska, 2.6 hier vandaan

Verdon Gorge

D: Gorges du Verdon

door Pierre van Geenen, 2.7 hier vandaan

Made this photo last december when I had a short holiday in the south of france. This one I made in t...

Gorges du Verdon

E: Les Salles-sur-Verdon

door OLIVIER CHARLOIS, 2.8 hier vandaan

The town of Salles-sur-Verdon has the distinction of being engulfed by the waters of the artificial l...

Les Salles-sur-Verdon

F: Gorges du Verdon

door Pierre van Geenen, 3.0 hier vandaan

Made this photo last december when I had a short holiday in the south of france. This one I made in t...

Gorges du Verdon

G: Verdon Chemin De L Imbut

door Bertrand de LACLOS, 8.4 hier vandaan

Le sentier de l'imbut et la remontée par le sentier Vidal, offrent le plus beau, le plus spectaculair...

Verdon Chemin De L Imbut

H: Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)

door Thomas Humeau, 11.7 hier vandaan

The Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon in French) offers a stunning scenery. The road following it is so...

Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)

I: Verdon

door Bernhard Vogl, 11.8 hier vandaan

Verdon

J: Welcome to Verdon

door Erik Krause, 11.9 hier vandaan

If you follow the route des crêtes gorges du Verdon from La Palud in eastern direction you won't see ...

Welcome to Verdon

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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