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Yvoire : Medieval Village

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A french medieval village named Yvoire near from Leman Lake

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A: Port d'Yvoire

av Matthias Kunze, 290 meter bort

Yvoire is said to be one of the most beautiful villages of France. Its small harbour is a regular sto...

Port d'Yvoire

B: View Lake of Geneva and boat

av Alexander Duvernay, 6.3 km bort

View lake of Geneva

View  Lake of Geneva and boat

C: Le château de Nyon

av Graham Ord, 6.8 km bort

Le chateau de Nyon, the Nyon castle overlooking Lake Geneva, one of the most beautiful spots on Lake ...

Le château de Nyon

D: Nyon Port, Switzerland

av Eric Souvaroff, 6.8 km bort

Nyon Port, Switzerland

E: Place Du Château De Nyon

av Eric Souvaroff, 6.8 km bort

Place Du Château De Nyon

F: Nyon Castle Court

av Graham Ord, 6.8 km bort

Nyon,  on the shore of Lac Leman, or lake Geneva was inhabited by the Romans.  The Castle has a wonde...

Nyon Castle Court

G: Ancient Roman Columns in Nyon

av Graham Ord, 6.9 km bort

Nyon was a Roman town on Lake Geneva (Lac Leman).  There are many remaining pieces of Roman Architect...

Ancient Roman Columns in Nyon

H: Nyon Fountain

av Graham Ord, 6.9 km bort

A typical water fountain in Nyon

Nyon Fountain

I: La Plage, Nyon

av Graham Ord, 7.1 km bort

It was a very stormy day at La Plage in Nyon, one of my photos from this spot was selected to be publ...

La Plage, Nyon

J: Nyon Shore, Switzerland

av Eric Souvaroff, 7.2 km bort

Au Bord du Lac, a Nyon en Suisse…

Nyon Shore, Switzerland

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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