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Imagini apropiate de France

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A: Orangerie du Château de Versailles

de Andrea Biffi, la distanta de 130 metri

The Versailles Orangery (French: L′Orangerie du Château de Versailles) was built by Jules Hardouin-Ma...

Orangerie du Château de Versailles

B: Le château de Versailles - Palace of Versailles

de zeljko soletic, la distanta de 200 metri

Le château de Versailles - Palace of Versailles

C: Musée National du Château de Versailles

de Andrea Biffi, la distanta de 230 metri

When the royal château was built, Versailles was a country village; today it is a suburb of Paris, so...

Musée National du Château de Versailles

D: Château de Versailles

de Andrea Biffi, la distanta de 250 metri

When the royal château was built, Versailles was a country village; today it is a suburb of Paris, so...

Château de Versailles

E: Château de Versailles - Palace of Versailles

de zeljko soletic, la distanta de 300 metri

Château de Versailles - Palace of Versailles

F: Entrance to Castle Versailles

de Ruediger Kottmann, la distanta de 360 metri

Entrance to Castle Versailles

G: Palace of Versailles - courtyard of honour

de Ruediger Kottmann, la distanta de 400 metri

Palace of Versailles - courtyard of honour

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de Роман Осташ, la distanta de 400 metri

I: La Colonnade at Versailles

de Mark Peterson, la distanta de 470 metri

There are many fountains and statues on the grounds of Versailles. This is the Colonnade fountain in ...

La Colonnade at Versailles

J: Palace of Versailles - main gate to courtyard of honour

de Ruediger Kottmann, la distanta de 480 metri

Palace of Versailles - main gate to courtyard of honour

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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