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The Col du Galibier, the gateway to the valley of Serre-Chevalier

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A panoramic view from the Col du Galibier in the Alpes.

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A: Le Col du Galibier

Фотограф: Pierre-yves Marin Cudraz, На расстоянии 220 метров отсюда

Vue panoramique du Col du Galibier à 2642 mètre d'altitude.Ce col relie Saint michel de maurienne à B...

Le Col du Galibier

B: Bench Col de Lautaret

Фотограф: Michel Geven, На расстоянии 3.2 км отсюда

lonely bench on top of a hill near the Col de Lautaret, a famous French col in the Alps

Bench Col de Lautaret

C: Col de Lautaret

Фотограф: Michel Geven, На расстоянии 3.2 км отсюда

panoramic view on top of the Col de Lautaret, a famous mountain col in the French alps with a table w...

Col de Lautaret

D: Col du Lautaret - Hautes-Alpes - France

Фотограф: Gianpaolo Bottin, На расстоянии 3.4 км отсюда

Col du Lautaret - Hautes-Alpes - France

E: Le Col du Lautaret

Фотограф: Louis-Alexis Fontaine, На расстоянии 3.7 км отсюда

The Col is open all year round, and provides good views of La Meije to the south-west and the Grand G...

Le Col du Lautaret

F: Goleon

Фотограф: Jacques Rochet, На расстоянии 4.3 км отсюда

Goleon

G: Lac Lerie Plateau Emparis France

Фотограф: Andy Bryant, На расстоянии 13.8 км отсюда

Lac Lérié is on Plateau d'emparis, accessible from the east (Le Chazelet) in a few hours, or from the...

Lac Lerie Plateau Emparis France

H: Pano from Col de la Replanette

Фотограф: Francesco Procacci, На расстоянии 16.1 км отсюда

Pano from Col de la Replanette

I: Dôme de Neige des Écrins

Фотограф: jampla, На расстоянии 16.1 км отсюда

Panoram de 360º des de el cim de Dome de Neiuge des Écrins, als Alps dels Ecrins, feta l'Agost de 201...

Dôme de Neige des Écrins

J: 090330 Lasalle2 05 Montagne Neige Serre Chevalier 8000

Фотограф: Louis-Alexis Fontaine, На расстоянии 18.2 км отсюда

090330 Lasalle2 05 Montagne Neige Serre Chevalier 8000

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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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