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Landscapes of France, photos of French landscapes

French landscapes, photos of French landscapes, landscapes of France ______ Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean; due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone ("The Hexagon"). France is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. From northeast to southwest, Metropolitan France shares borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Andorra. France also borders Suriname to its west and Brazil to its east and south, by way of the overseas region of French Guiana, which is considered an integral part of the Republic. France also shares a border with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, through the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. The territory of the French Republic consists of Metropolitan France: comprising the French mainland, Corsica and minor coastal islands Overseas departments and regions: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte and French Guiana Overseas collectivities: French Polynesia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin and Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna The Special collectivity of New Caledonia The territories of Clipperton Island and the French Southern and Antarctic Lands France possesses a wide variety of landscapes, from coastal plains in the north and west to mountain ranges of the Alps in the south-east, the Massif Central in the south-central and Pyrenees in the south-west. An oceanic climate in the west and northwest: warm (but not hot) summers and cool (but not cold) winters A semi-continental climate in the northeast: hot summers and cold winters A Mediterranean climate in the south and southeast: hot summers and mild winters A mountain (or alpine) climate in the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central, the Jura and the Vosges: mild summers and cold winters Except in the south which has generally dry summers, rain is evenly dispersed throughout the year in the rest of the country. In the Overseas regions, there is three broad types of climate: A tropical climate in most Overseas regions: high constant temperature throughout the year with a dry and a wet season An equatorial climate in French Guiana: high constant temperature throughout the year with even precipitation throughout the year A subpolar climate in Saint Pierre and Miquelon and in most of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands: short mild summers and long very cold winters

French Riviera
Mont Blanc

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