La Londe-les-Maures, the port
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La Londe-les-Maures, the port

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A: Hyeres, Christmass fair on Clemenceau square

de Claire Thibeau, la 9.3 km distanta

Hyeres, Christmass fair on Clemenceau square

B: Hyeres Clemenceau Square

de Claire Thibeau, la 9.3 km distanta

Hyeres Clemenceau Square

C: Place ofr Marble

de Rouillier Marc, la 9.3 km distanta

Place ofr Marble

D: Hyères, Avenue du Général de Gaulle

de Claire Thibeau, la 9.3 km distanta

Hyères, Avenue du Général de Gaulle

E: Eglise Notre-Dame de Consolation

de Claire Thibeau, la 9.8 km distanta

L'église Notre-Dame de Consolation à Hyères. L'ancienne chapelle appelée aussi l'Hermitage, a été dét...

Eglise Notre-Dame de Consolation

F: Double Tombolo de la Presqu'île de Giens

de OLIVIER CHARLOIS, la 10.4 km distanta

Aerial view made ​​for Campéole Eurosurf near Hyeres, here's a unique perspective of the double tombo...

Double Tombolo de la Presqu'île de Giens

G: Almanarre Hyeres, France, famous windsurf spot

de Claire Thibeau, la 10.6 km distanta

Almanarre Hyeres, France, famous windsurf spot

H: Observatoire du pic des fées - Hyères

de PEC, la 11.0 km distanta

L'observatoire du pic des fées à Hyères est accessible grâce à l'association SAHA. Le site de l'assoc...

Observatoire du pic des fées - Hyères

I: Giens peninsula in the Var

de OLIVIER CHARLOIS, la 12.7 km distanta

Panoramic view from the Square to Bachagha Boualam Giens

Giens peninsula in the Var

J: Port de Carqueiranne

de PEC, la 13.9 km distanta

Carqueiranne is a small commune in the south of France (Provence) and closes of Hyeres. It knows for ...

Port de Carqueiranne

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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