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La France, l’Hexagone

Hexagonal-shaped France belongs to both Northern and Southern Europe (see The Travel Guide: Northwestern Europe) and is the only country bordered by the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea on three sides. Centrally-located within Western Europe, two of its sides are bordered by the Alps and the Pyrenees Mountains.

Discover the Regions

Paris

20 Arrondissements

Normandie

 Hauts-de-France

Nord-Pas-de-Calais + Picardy

 Centre-Val de Loire

 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

 Nouvelle Aquitaine

Poitou-Charentes + Limousin + Aquitaine

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

African Islands (Indian Ocean)

Mayotte and Réunion (islands)

Île-de-France

Capital Region

Bretagne

Grand-Est

Champagne-Ardenne + Lorraine + Alsace

Pays de la Loire

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Occitanie

Midi-Pyrénées + Languedoc-Roussillon

La Corse

Caribbean Islands + South America

Guadeloupe and Martinique (Caribbean islands), Guyane (South America)

Experiences

Food

Basics

Know Before You Go


French

official language

Euro €

currency

18

official regions

Paris

capital

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