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Where is France?

Where is France? Located in Europe, renowned for its passionate diversity and revolutionary zeal, France covers nearly 640,427 square kilometers of land and boasts 3,374 square kilometers of coastline and water. The 43rd largest country in the world, shares its eastern and southern borders with eight countries, making it quite easy to find. France meets Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, and Belgium to its east, whereas its southern borders heartily embrace Spain, touching Andorra and the small country of Monaco. To the Southeast lie the Corsica Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, while the western border touches the Bay of Biscay. Travel to the north, across the gulf of the English Channel, and you will find England.

Although Netherlands and Austria do not share borders with France, they are close neighbors. The close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea allows France to enjoy hot summers and mild winters near the coastlines, whereas the rest of the country experiences cool winters and mild summers. Where is France in history? France was founded as a distinct and original nation in 943 AD, and is renowned for the role its populace has played during the defining movements and Ages of the Modern World and from Renaissance through the Enlightenment and to the Post-Enlightenment era. As a result, throughout its history, France has been a global center of modernity and has made significant contributions to modern philosophy, culture, science, and arts.

Consequently, France is imbued with tourist destinations. So, what are the important places to visit in France? Popular places to visit in France include:

Paris Of course… Paris! Dubbed as the Capital of Fashion, the City of Love, and Lights among others, Paris is known for its romantic ambiance, art and culture, and one of a kind entertainment and fashion trends. All of these are scattered around important landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and the finest museums (think Musee d’Orsay and the Louvre).

Marseille is a Major Mediterranean seaport off the southeast coast of France, Marseille boasts an idyllic climate, a plethora of distinguished cultural venues studded with intricate medieval architecture, and a series of small majestic inlets called the Calanques. The harbor bustles with waterfront cafes, bars, and shops.

Arles is the city of remote tranquility and arresting beauty, and home to the Roman Amphitheater and the custodian of various remnants of Gall-Roman structures including the Obelisk, the Church of Saint Trophime, Cryptoporticus, and the Classical Theatre.