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TOP 100 :
Classification and satellite images of the 100 tallest town in France :
Paris, Marseille, Lyon ...

 
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"Charles de Gaulle" aircraft carrier in Toulon    - Military | France -
[19/09/2006]

Place : Toulon (83).

Description : Arsenal is the first naval port of France. It is the fastener point of the Charles de Gaulles aircraft carrier that we see on this sight.
This door plane is the only one still in activity in France, the "Charles of Gaulle" is propelled by nuclear energy. This aircraft carrier is 858 feet (261,5 m) long , 211 feet (64,36 m) broad, and 246 feet (75 m) high for a 40600 tons weight.

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Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in Toulon

Saint-Louis tilted plan    - Transport | France -
[13/09/2006]

Place : Saint-Louis (57).

Description : Lone ship lift transverse type system in Europe, the tilted plan of Saint-Louis-Arzviller replaces seventeen locks.
This wonder of technology completed in 1969 is composed of a 141 feet (43 m) long single box, fixed on two 450 tons counterweights and moving on a concrete slope. This boat lift makes a record time to cross the boats of 147 feet (45 m) disalignment (out of 2.5 miles - 4 kilometers) in 4 minutes. This spectacular work, located on the Marne channel at the Rhine, is one of the most visited sites in this region.

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Saint-Louis tilted plan

Head-quarter of France weather      - VIP | France -
[09/09/2006]

Place : Toulouse (31).

Description : Here is the weather center in France, in Toulouse (31).

Adresse : 42 avenue Gaspard Coriolis 31100 toulouse.

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Head-quarter of France weather

A police force stopping in Paris    - Strange | France -
[27/08/2006]

Place : Rue du Mont Thabor, Paris (75).

Description : Notice this national police car across the road. A police officer seems posted on the left side of his car.

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A police force stopping in Paris

Cairn of Barnezez     - Monuments | France -
[25/08/2006] from Pierre C.

Place : Plouézoc'h, Morlaix bay, Finistère (29).

Description : Older than the pyramids of Egypt, this megalithic structure was built there 6000 years ago. 230 feet (72 m) length, this construction is one of the oldest vestiges the most preserved in the world.

Cairn of Barnezez

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Cairn of Barnezez

A jet parked in the carpark of a school !     - Strange | France -
[27/07/2006] Par sebnutt

Place : Ville-D'Avray (92).

Description : In the carpark of a school, this jet seems to have problems of parking in this miniature airport.

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A jet parked in the carpark of a school

3 hidden planes     - Strange | France -
[11/07/2006]

Place : Brétigny-Sur-Orge (91).

Description : One of the cradle of French aviation. The Center of the Flight tests (CEV) built in 1938, is one of most important in the world.

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3 hidden planes

Hidden plane in the thickets     - Strange | France -
[11/07/2006]

Place : Brétigny-Sur-Orge (91).

Description : The European agency for air control (EUROPCONTROL) mask this plane which is ready to takeoff on the 4 km length track (2nd the largest in France) located in lower part. This track is in addition easily flooded "when it is necessary".

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Hidden plane in the thickets

Arc de Triomphe     - Monuments | France -
[20/06/2006]

Place : Place de l'étoile, Paris.

Description : Ordered by Napoleon in 1806, this monument is completed in 1836 per Guillaume Abel Blouet. 165 feet (50 m) high, it was inspired by the Roman architecture.

Arc de Triomphe

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Arc de Triomphe

Grande Arche of the Defense      - Monuments | France -
[16/06/2006]

Place : La Défense, Paris.

Description : La Grande Arche of Fraternity, known under the name of use of the Arch of Defense or Grande Arche, is a monument located in the district of Defense.

Grande Arche of the Defense

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Grande Arche of the Defense

Giant pannel in Paris    - Strange | France -
[16/06/2006]

Place : 75015, rue de Cévennes.

Description : Significance "Warning, children way".

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Giant pannel in Paris

A road for boat licence    - Strange | France -
[16/06/2006]

Place : Carantec.

Description : The Callot Island (at the top) is accessible in low tide. One can go on the island when the sea withdraws this submarine roadway.

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A road for boat licence

Crater of the AZF factory in Toulouse    - Strange | France -
[16/06/2006]

Place : Toulouse.

Description : Factory AZF of Toulouse was a chemical factory (Nitrogen Fertilizers) that was destroyed the September 21, 2001, belonged to the TotalFinaElf company. A anti-cancer center (Canceropôle) will be built in this same place on a 265.000 m ² area, forecast for 2008.

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Crater of the AZF factory in Toulouse

France in miniature : Elancourt     - Records | France -
[07/06/2006]

Record : La France sur 20 ha.

Description :
Miniature France of Elancourt, Yvelines, which extends on 20 ha area, represents France by an immense relief map, broadside of water levels appearing the seas and oceans of the littoral. 2000 models on scale 1/30 reproduce the historical and cultural inheritance of France.

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France in miniature : Elancourt

Rolland Garros      - Sports | France -
[29/05/2006]

Place : Paris (75).

Description : Rolland Garros is the name of a French aviator born in 1888. In this sporting complex, are held international France or tournaments of Rolland Garros, a championship of tennis.
Rolland Garros is one of the 4 tournaments of the tennis slam.

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Rolland Garros

Le Louvre      - Monuments | France -
[23/05/2006]

Place : Paris (75).

Description : The palate of Louvre, remains kings of France before Louis XIV settles in Versailles, is stretched on 2300 feet (700 m) along the quays of right bank, in the middle of Paris. Larger museum of the world from its size and the richness of its collections, it falls under a prospect for several kilometers which crosses the garden of Tileries, the place of the Harmony, the avenue of the Champs-Elysées and the Place de l'étoile to finish in the Grande Arche of Defense.

Le Louvre

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Le Louvre


Ancient Orange theatre      - UNESCO | France -
[10/05/2006]

Place : Orange (84).

Description : The ancient Orange Theatre is the only ancient Roman theatre of France to have preserved its wall of scene.

Construction: 10-25 a. J-C

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Ancient Orange theatre

Jet and its phantom    - Strange | France -
[18/05/2006]

Place : Mignerette, Loiret (45).

Description : A speed excess in prospect on the top of a village!

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Jet and its phantom

A french "crop-circle" ?     - Strange | France -
[18/05/2006]

Place : Réau, Seine-et-Marne (77).

Description : 720 feet (220 m) of diameter crop-circle !

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A french

A bear from the sky     - Strange | France -
[18/05/2006]

Place : Bois de Chaalis , Seine-et-Marne (77).

Description : Between Bordeau (77) and Pompone, this bear cub seems to take be naturally shape in this forest.

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A bear from the sky

A giant "monster"    - Strange | France -
[18/05/2006]

Place : Selens , Seine-et-Marne (77).

Description : This 2.2 mile (3.5 km) length French monster, could easily compete with the famous Gozilla.

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A giant monster

Pink Airline    - Strange | France -
[18/05/2006]

Place : Proche de Soissons, Aine (02).

Description : Does somebody know this Airline company?

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Pink Airline

Giant arosor    - Strange | France -
[18/05/2006]

Place : Fontaine (in english : "Fountain"), Seine-et-Marne (77).

Description : Some farmers use a irrigation system with central pivot. This sprinkling system becomes useful in the circular fields. The water supply is often done by a puit located right under the pivot, or by buried conduits. These great power machines can irrigate up to 60 hectares per unit, and strongly reduce the equipment costs.

Giant arosor

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Giant arosor

 
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