Le carrefour de la mairie
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Le carrefour de la mairie

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Imagini apropiate de France

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A: St Gervais Les Bains

de Bob Stapleton, la distanta de 10 metri

St Gervais Les Bains

B: La mairie côté église

de Cosson Sébastien, la distanta de 40 metri

La mairie côté église

C: Eglise de St Gervais

de Michel M A L H E R B E., la distanta de 50 metri

Eglise de St Gervais

D: La fontaine près de l'église

de Cosson Sébastien, la distanta de 60 metri

La fontaine près de l'église

E: Sur le parvis de l'église de St Gervais

de Michel M A L H E R B E., la distanta de 70 metri

Sur le parvis de l'église de St Gervais

F: L'Avenue du Mont d'Arbois

de Cosson Sébastien, la distanta de 80 metri

L'Avenue du Mont d'Arbois

G: Typical market

de Cosson Sébastien, la distanta de 80 metri

Typical market

H: La place un jour de marché

de Cosson Sébastien, la distanta de 90 metri

La place un jour de marché

I: La Place

de Cosson Sébastien, la distanta de 90 metri

La Place

J: Inside St-Gervais' church

de Cosson Sébastien, la distanta de 100 metri

Inside St-Gervais' church

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in France

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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