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Spectacular photos of France taken from space

PUBLISHED: 16:38 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:46 14 June 2017

Night time image of Paris taken from space © NASA via Wikimedia Commons

Night time image of Paris taken from space © NASA via Wikimedia Commons

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During his six months in space French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared some incredible photos of France taken from space, these are some of our favourites

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has just returned from a six-month mission to the International Space Station. In January he became the fourth French astronaut to perform a spacewalk when he and fellow astronaut Shane Kimbrough installed three new lithium-ion batteries. Born in Rouen to school-teacher parents, Pesquet received an MA in space systems and space mechanics in 2001 from the École nationale supérieure de l’aéronautique et de l’espace in Toulouse. He went on to join the French space agency, CNES, as a research engineer on space missions before qualifying as a commercial pilot and working for Air France. In 2008 Pesquet applied to join the European Astronaut Corps and was selected less than a year later as an astronaut for the European Space Agency (ESA).

During his time on the International Space Station Pesquet has gained a considerable social media following for the incredible pictures he posts of the Earth from space. These are some of our favourite photos of France from space...

Northern France as seen from the International Space Station!

Mont St Michel as you’ve never seen it before!

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This great photo shows the city of Lyon at night time

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This is a stunning 3D effect image of a mountain valley in the Pyrénées near Lourdes

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A night-time view of the city of Nantes, capital of the Pays-de-la-Loire region

The city of Toulouse, capital of the Occitanie region and where Pesquet studied for his MA in space systems and space mechanics in 2001

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The characteristic bay at Saint Jean de Luz in south-western France

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