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Subaquatic vegetation in the Loire river near Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, France (46°27’ N, 3°59’ E). Training arena in the hippodrome of Maisons-Laffite, Yvelines, France (48°57’ N, 2°10’ E). Nature reserve, Arguin bank, Gironde, France (44°39’N, 1°15’W).
Agricultural landscape near Cognac, Charente, France (45°42’ N,  0°13’ W).Gardens at the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine et Marne, France (48°34Oyster beds near Marennes, Charente-Maritime, France (45°49’N, 1°06’W).
House in Keremma, on the Kernic cove at low tide, Finistère France (48°39Gardens of the Château de Villandry, Indre-et-Loire Department, France (47°20’N, 0°30’E).The Puy de Dôme, Auvergne volcano range, Puy-de-Dôme, France (45°47’N, 2°57’E).
The largest plant maze in the world, at Reignac-sur-Indre, Indre-et-Loire Department, France (47°13Pyramid of the Louvre, Paris, France (48°52’N, 2°20’E).Detail of the Gallo-Roman ruins at Pontchartrain, Yvelines Department, France (48°48N, 1°54’E).
American cemetery north of Verdun, Meuse, France (49°09’N, 5°23’E).Palace of Versailles at sunset, Yvelines, France (48°48’N, 2°07’E).Saint-Laurent-Nouan electronuclear power station, Loir-et-Cher, France (47°42
Scrap yard, Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-dFishermen’s huts near Talmont-sur-Gironde, Charente-Maritime Department, France (45°35’N, 0°54’W).Palace of Versailles, Yvelines, France (48°48
Deoiling basin at a water purification centre, Marne, France (49°00’ N, 4°20’ E). Trees brought down by the storm in the Vosges forest, France (48°39Roped party of mountaineers climbing Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France (45°50’ N, 6°53’ E).
Algae in the gulf of Morbihan, France (47°55’N, 2°50’W).Landscape of brightly colored fields near Sarraud, Vaucluse, France (44°01’N, 5°24’E).Naturists of the center of Arnaoutchot, Landes, France (43°55’N, 1°22’W).
Vallée Blanche glacier at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi, Mont-Blanc Massif, Haute-Savoie, France (45°55Buren’s Columns, the Palais-Royal, Paris, France (48°51’N, 2°21’E).National Military Cemetery of Notre Dame de Lorette, near Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, France (50°23’N, 02°42’E).




Agricultural landscape near Cognac, Charente, France (45°42’ N, 0°13’ W).

Like most of the French vineyards in the 19th century, the Charente vineyard, a large French wine-producing region, was ravaged by phylloxera, an illness caused by a parasitic aphid. A great share of the vineyards in this region was replaced by cereal crops that still dominate the landscape. Nevertheless, vineyards have gradually been replanted around Cognac, where the production of liquor with the same name has kept increasing. The trebbiano (ugni blanc) that grows on chalky soil produces wine that is distilled twice. Eau-de-vie obtained like this undergoes extended ageing in oak barrels and this produces cognac. The stock currently being aged is the equivalent of over a billion bottles. This represents 6 years of sales. Only alcohol from this soil delimited by a decree since 1909 and divided into six growth areas can be called Cognac. It takes up just over 185.329 acres (75.000 hectares) and employs about 18.500 people: wine growers and distillers as well as all trades related to cork, glassmaking, cardboard and marketing. Only 3% of the production is consumed in France. In 2011, nearly 163 million bottles were exported to 158 countries, mainly to the United States, Singapore, China, the United Kingdom and Germany.

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