France is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Andorra, and the UK by the Channel Tunnel. It is located in the continent of Europe. They are in the timezone of UTC/GMT +1 Hour. The borders inside of France are the only ones that have changed, the outside perimeter has been the same since France was declared a country. Paris is the capital city and also the largest. Lyon is the second biggest city in France. People do travel from country to country, because they are all so close together, and it doesn't take much time to get places, like it does here.
Paris is located where it is because it is suspected that the place was first chosen because of the possibilities of crossing the Seine river, and for the shelter the islands provided. The Romans used the spot in the same way and Paris became a cross between roads and the river, itself a important way of communication. The tourists who come to see the sights improve development, by spending tons of money, and boosting the economy. They do get in the way a lot though because at some times there are so many of them, and everybody is trying to sell them stuff, and there are lots of mobs, and pick picketers because tourists are known to have lots of money.
France has a total area of 632,834 square kilometres. Of this 543695 is part of metropolitan France. Five major rivers flow entirely or partially in France: Loire, 1,012km; Rhine, French section, 150km (total 1,320); Garonne, 575km; Seine, 776km; Rhône, 812km. There is 7,000km of coastlines surrounding France. Some popular sites in france are; on the Channel, the cliffs at Étretat, Mont Saint-Michel (3.5 million visitors a year); on the Atlantic, Pointe du Raz (over 1 million) and Pilat dune; on the Mediterranean, the calanque fjords in Cassis and the bay of Saint-Trope (Massif des Maures), the French Riviera, Nice, Cannes (Massif de l’Estérel), and places like the Eiffel Tower in Paris. There are two ancient