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Cherbourg - Le quai de France - The quay of France
France

Ce quai est celui de la grande gare transatlantique de Cherbourg. Long de 600 mètres ce quai permettait de recevoir en même temps les paquebots France et Queen Elisabeth. Il reçoit encore des paquebots de croisière. Ce quai n'a pas vu le Titanic car cette gare n'existait pas en 1912.

 

This dock is one of the great transatlantic station of Cherbourg. 600 meters along the quay could receive at the same time ship France and Queen Elizabeth. He still receives cruise ships. This platform has not seen the Titanic because the station did not exist in 1912.

Copyright: Christophe Bocher
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13690x6845
Taken: 26/04/2011
Uploaded: 29/08/2012
Updated: 06/01/2019
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Tags: quai de france; cité de la mer; cherbourg; normandie; normandy; france; paquebot; port; harbor; transatlantique; titanic
More About 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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