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Mer-de-Glace, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France

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A: Mer de Glace, Montenvers, Chamonix, France

de Hubert Pawlowski, la distanta de 180 metri

Mer de Glace, Montenvers, Chamonix, France

B: Grandbalconnord 02

de Brandon Riza, la distanta de 200 metri

Grandbalconnord 02

C: Mer de Glace

de fabimacg5, la distanta de 220 metri

Entrée de la Mer de Glace

Mer de Glace

D: Grandbalconnord 01

de Brandon Riza, la distanta de 230 metri

Grandbalconnord 01

E: Montenvers, Mer-de-Glace, Chamonix

de Hubert Pawlowski, la distanta de 370 metri

Montenvers, Mer-de-Glace, Chamonix

F: plateau de montenvers et hôtel - chamonix

de françois paris, la distanta de 470 metri

plateau de montenvers et hôtel - chamonix

G: plateau de montenvers - chamonix

de françois paris, la distanta de 480 metri

plateau de montenvers - chamonix

H: A view of Chamonix from Grand Balcon Nord

de Brandon Riza, la distanta de 630 metri

A view down into the valley towards Chamonix and the Aiguilles Rouges from the Grand Balcon Nord trai...

A view of Chamonix from Grand Balcon Nord

I: Train à crémaillère du Montenvers Mer de Glace

de Michel M A L H E R B E., la 3.4 km distanta

Au départ de Chamonix, le train à crémaillère du Montenvers, permet d' accéder sans difficulté en 20 ...

Train à crémaillère du Montenvers Mer de Glace

J: Train du Montenvers Mer de Glace - Quais

de Michel M A L H E R B E., la 3.4 km distanta

Au départ de Chamonix, le train à crémaillère du Montenvers, permet d' accéder sans difficulté en 20 ...

Train du Montenvers Mer de Glace - Quais

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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