Aquitaine has 155 miles of coastline to the west, and its mountain range, the Pyrenees Atlantiques, borders Spain. The third largest region in France, ...
The town's reputation is founded on pleasures of the table and a rich heritage. Life in France's 6th largest city, in Aquitaine, is good. ...
Geography: The French Alps and Pyrenees
In the south and the east, the landscapes of France become a lot steeper. The French Alps and Pyrenees are characterised by plains surrounding high ... mountains – massifs of powerfully folded and faulted rocks.
Geography: Hercynian France
The Paris and Aquitaine Basins, but also the Armorican Massif, the Massif Central, the Ardennes and the Vosges mountains are all part of ... “Hercynian” France, Europe’s ancient structures crossed by wide valleys (geological folds from the end of the primary era).
Henri IV (1553-1610)
The first king of the Bourbon Dynasty and one of the most popular kings of France, Henry IV of France took the decision to abjure Protestantism. He ... was crowned in Chartres (25th February 1594) and signed the Edict of Nantes (13th April 1598) which led to the end of the Wars of Religion. Peace had finally come to unified France.