Vintage map of France
Map of France vintage. Vintage map of France (Western Europe - Europe) to print. Vintage map of France (Western Europe - Europe) to download. Stone tools indicate that early man was present in France at least 1.57 million years ago as its shown in the vintage map of France. The first modern humans appeared in the area 40,000 years ago. The first written records for the History of France appear in the Iron Age. What is now France made up the bulk of the vintage region known to the Romans as Gaul. Roman writers noted the presence of three main ethno-linguistic groups in the area: the Gauls, the Aquitani, and the Belgae.
The Gauls, the largest and best attested group, were a Celtic people speaking what is known as the Gaulish language. Over the course of the first millennium BC the Greeks, Romans, and Carthaginians established colonies on the Mediterranean coast and the offshore islands as its mentioned in the vintage map of France. The Roman Republic annexed southern Gaul as the vintage province of Gallia Narbonensis in the late 2nd century BC, and Roman forces under Julius Caesar conquered the rest of Gaul in the Gallic Wars of 58–51 BC. Afterwards a Gallo-Roman culture emerged and Gaul was increasingly integrated into the Roman Empire.
In the later stages of the Roman Empire, Gaul was subject to barbarian raids and migration, most importantly by the Germanic Franks. The Frankish king Clovis I united most of Gaul under his rule in the late 5th century, setting the stage for Frankish dominance in the region for hundreds of years. Frankish power reached its fullest extent under Charlemagne as you can see in the vintage map of France. The medieval Kingdom of France emerged out of the western part of Charlemagne Carolingian Empire, known as vintage West Francia, and achieved increasing prominence under the rule of the House of Capet, founded by Hugh Capet in 987.