It is a Western European country which includes mainland France as well as a few overseas islands and territories located in the Caribbean, North America, the southern Indian Ocean, South America, the Pacific Ocean, and Antarctica.
Mainland France is bordered by Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain. France is connected to the U.K. by the Channel Tunnel, which passes underneath the English Channel.It has the largest area among European Union members. France has a mixture of landscapes, from coastal plains to mountain ranges, the Massif Central and the Pyrenees. Yachts can be chartered from Normandy and Brittany in the North to Corsica and the French Riviera in the South.
Besides football and basketball, maritime sports is a common past time in France. France has ten major ports. The largest is Marseille, which also is the largest port on the Mediterranean Sea. Top destinations for a yachting holiday in France are Monaco, St Tropez, and Cannes.