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Le Rocher de la Vierge - Biarritz

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Närliggande bilder i Northern Spain


A: Biarritz, vieux port

av Didier Meaux, 430 meter bort

Photo: Didier Meaux - www.natural-spirit.org

Biarritz, vieux port

B: Place Sainte-Eugénie

av Alexander Kalashnikoff, 520 meter bort

Place Sainte-Eugénie

Place Sainte-Eugénie

C: Sunrise

av Alexander Kalashnikoff, 570 meter bort

Sunrise Allée Port des Pêcheurs


D: Allée Port des Pêcheurs

av Alexander Kalashnikoff, 580 meter bort

Allée Port des Pêcheurs

Allée Port des Pêcheurs

E: Biarritz Ocean View

av Carsten Arenz, 590 meter bort

Biarritz Ocean View


av Rodrigo Gonzalez, 630 meter bort

G: Biarritz Beach

av Carsten Arenz, 700 meter bort

Biarritz Beach

H: Biarritz

av Maurice Rebeix, 830 meter bort

Merry-Go-Round facing the Grande Plage (Grand Beach) - Biarritz



av Rodrigo Gonzalez, 940 meter bort

J: Img 791426

av josu barandiaran, 5.2 km bort

Img 791426

Det här panoramat togs i Northern Spain, France

Detta är en översikt av 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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