Achères is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. It is located 23.7 km from the center of Paris. The commune of Achères lies on the south bank of the Seine in a loop of the river, on the edge of the Forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, it borders Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Poissy on the south, Andrésy and Carrières-sous-Poissy on the west, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine and Herblay on the north, Maisons-Laffitte and La Frette-sur-Seine on the east. Inhabitants of Achères are called Achérois. Achères is served by Achères – Ville station on Paris RER line and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line, called line L. By road, it is accessible from the N184, the Route de Poissy, the D30. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE Official website
Bazainville is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Beynes is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE Official site Beynes at Google Maps
Bailly is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Yvelines is a department in the region of Île-de-France, France. Located west of Hauts-de-Seine, it had a population of 1,431,808 as of 2016, its main cities are Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Mantes-la-Jolie and Rambouillet. Yvelines was created from the western part of the former department of Seine-et-Oise on 1 January 1968 in accordance with a law passed on 10 January 1964 and a décret d'application from 26 February 1965, it inherited Seine-et-Oise's official number of 78. It gained the communes of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble from the adjacent department of Essonne in 1969; the departmental capital, which grew up around Louis XIV's château, was the French capital for more than a century under the Ancien Régime and again between 1871 and 1879 during the early years of the Third Republic. Since the château has continued to welcome the French Parliament when it is called upon to sit in a congressional sitting in order to enact constitutional changes or to listen to a formal declaration by the president.
Yvelines is bordered by the departments of Val-d'Oise on the north, Hauts-de-Seine on the east, Essonne on the southeast, Eure-et-Loir on the southwest, Eure on the west. The eastern part of the department, as well as its northern part along the Seine, is part of the Paris metropolitan area, but the rest of the department is rural, much of it covered by the Forest of Rambouillet. Besides Versailles and the subprefectures of Mantes-la-Jolie and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, important cities include Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Les Mureaux, Plaisir, Chatou, Le Chesnay, the new agglomeration community of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Two regional parks can be found in Yvelines: the Park of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse and part of the Park of Vexin Français. Yvelines is home to one of France's best known golf courses, La Tuilerie-Bignon, in the village of Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche. In French, a man from the Yvelines is called Yvelinois. Palace of Versailles Château de Breteuil Château du Haut-Buc Château de Dampierre Château de Maisons Château de Rambouillet Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye Château of Thoiry Château de Vaux-sur-Seine Château de Mauvières Château du Pont Château de Villette Château de Millemont Museum of National Antiques Museum of River and Canal Craft Horse-drawn Coach Museum Toy Museum Sheep Museum Cloth Museum of Jouy National Barn Museum of Port-Royal International Museum of Naive Art Musee Lambinet André Derain's house Elsa Triolet-Aragon's house Émile Zola's house Maurice Ravel's house/museum Ivan Turgenev House Alexandre Dumas, père's Château de Monte-Cristo Jean-Claude Richard's family estate Chèvreloup Arboretum Marly Estate Vaux-sur-Seine Castle Garden The King's Vegetable Garden Outdoor and entertainment base of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Former Prime Minister of France Michel Rocard, was an MP for the department in the French Socialist Party.
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Les Alluets-le-Roi is a commune in the Yvelines department in northern France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
France the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered by Belgium and Germany to the northeast and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans; the country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nice. During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by a Celtic people. Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia.
The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into Middle Francia and West Francia. West Francia which became the Kingdom of France in 987 emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in the Hundred Years' War. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would become the second largest in the world; the 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Protestants. France became Europe's dominant cultural and military power in the 17th century under Louis XIV. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, established one of modern history's earliest republics, saw the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day. In the 19th century, Napoleon established the First French Empire, his subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870.
France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and dissolved in the course of the Algerian War; the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, remains today. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and retained close economic and military connections with France. France has long been a global centre of art and philosophy, it hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. France is a developed country with the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP, tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, human development.
France is considered a great power in global affairs, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a leading member state of the European Union and the Eurozone, a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, La Francophonie. Applied to the whole Frankish Empire, the name "France" comes from the Latin "Francia", or "country of the Franks". Modern France is still named today "Francia" in Italian and Spanish, "Frankreich" in German and "Frankrijk" in Dutch, all of which have more or less the same historical meaning. There are various theories as to the origin of the name Frank. Following the precedents of Edward Gibbon and Jacob Grimm, the name of the Franks has been linked with the word frank in English, it has been suggested that the meaning of "free" was adopted because, after the conquest of Gaul, only Franks were free of taxation.
Another theory is that it is derived from the Proto-Germanic word frankon, which translates as javelin or lance as the throwing axe of the Franks was known as a francisca. However, it has been determined that these weapons were named because of their use by the Franks, not the other way around; the oldest traces of human life in what is now France date from 1.8 million years ago. Over the ensuing millennia, Humans were confronted by a harsh and variable climate, marked by several glacial eras. Early hominids led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. France has a large number of decorated caves from the upper Palaeolithic era, including one of the most famous and best preserved, Lascaux. At the end of the last glacial period, the climate became milder. After strong demographic and agricultural development between the 4th and 3rd millennia, metallurgy appeared at the end of the 3rd millennium working gold and bronze, iron. France has numerous megalithic sites from the Neolithic period, including the exceptiona