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Imagini apropiate de France

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A: Bamboo

de Carol Criquillion, la mai putin de 10 metri

Bamboo

B: Film Festival outdoor visan

de Carol Criquillion, la distanta de 50 metri

Festival de Cinéma en plein air de visan, vendredi 9 août 2013http://cine-visan.fr/

Film Festival outdoor visan

C: Film Festival Outdoor Visan

de Carol Criquillion, la distanta de 60 metri

Festival de Cinéma en plein air de visan, vendredi 9 août 2013http://cine-visan.fr/

Film Festival Outdoor Visan

D: View of Mount Ventoux & Dentelles from Roaix, France

de Dab Yob, la 7.5 km distanta

View of Mount Ventoux & the Dentelles de Montmirail from a wind-swept vineyard near Roaix.

View of Mount Ventoux & Dentelles from Roaix, France

E: Petanque games, Valreas, France

de Dab Yob, la 8.3 km distanta

Petanque games being played on a lazy April afternoon in Valreas, France--a region of vineyards, oliv...

Petanque games, Valreas, France

F: St. Raphael church cemetery, Solerieux, France

de Dab Yob, la 10.1 km distanta

The cemetery at the 12th century church of St. Raphael, which was founded by the Templars, a quasi mi...

St. Raphael church cemetery, Solerieux, France

G: View from bell tower, Chamaret, France

de Dab Yob, la 10.5 km distanta

A view of the Drome valley from the bell tower in Chamaret, France.

View from bell tower, Chamaret, France

H: Old farmhouse kitchen, Chantemerle-les-Grignan, France

de Dab Yob, la 13.1 km distanta

An old farmhouse kitchen near Chantemerle-les-Grignan, France.

Old farmhouse kitchen, Chantemerle-les-Grignan, France

I: old farmhouse dining room, Chantemerle-les-Grignan, France

de Dab Yob, la 13.1 km distanta

A hot dinner on a cold evening at an old farmhouse near Chantemerle-les-Grignan, France.

old farmhouse dining room, Chantemerle-les-Grignan, France

J: La Charrette Bleue, Drôme Provincale

de Pieter Angenent, la 20.9 km distanta

La Charrette Bleue, Drôme Provincale

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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