La Charrette Bleue, Drôme Provincale
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La Charrette Bleue, Drôme Provincale

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A: near the bridge

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near the bridge

B: Hotel Park Novi Sad Serbië

av Pieter Angenent, 13.2 km bort

Hotel Park Novi Sad Serbië

C: Parking place

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Parking place

D: rémuzat 3

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rémuzat 3

E: La Mere Maurin

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Cafe, Hotel and Restaurant La Mere Maurin in Rémuzat, France. Nice place to be. 

La Mere Maurin

F: remuzat

av Pieter Angenent, 13.3 km bort

remuzat

G: Big place at Remuzat

av Pieter Angenent, 13.7 km bort

Big place at Remuzat

H: Petanque games, Valreas, France

av Dab Yob, 16.1 km bort

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

Petanque games, Valreas, France

I: Via Ferrata le pas de L'echelle

av Alexander Ruttgers, 18.7 km bort

Verry nice "klettersteig" ! Bring enough water, because this viaferrata is facing south! 

Via Ferrata le pas de L'echelle

J: Film Festival outdoor visan

av Carol Criquillion, 20.9 km bort

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

Film Festival outdoor visan

Det här panoramat togs i 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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