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France : The Republic of France is located in western Europe. France is located at the English Channel (just across the United Kingdom) and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, the Pas-de-Calais, the Bay of Biscay. Neighbouring countries are Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Spain and Italy. In the Pyrenees also bordering to Andorra. Monaco is located in the south at the Mediterranean and is a separate state with strong ties to France. The island of Corsica (where Napoleon was born) is situated in the Mediterranean and is also part of France. The capital of France, Paris, by far the largest city in the country, followed by Lyon and Marseille in the south. The famous regions are Normandy, Dordogne, Burgundy, Alsace, Languedoc, Loire Valley, Provence, Brittany and the southern Côte d'Azur. The French government also includes the overseas departments: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion, "collectivités territoriales" Îles et Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Mayotte, and four overseas territories: New Caledonia, Vanuatu, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna . France also claimed a part of Antarctica: Adelieland. Well-known sights in France are: Arles, Nimes, Mont-Saint-Michel in Brittany, the Alps, the Jura mountains, the Pyrenees and the city of Paris. In the capital, the most famous sights are the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse, the banks of the River Seine, the Louvre with the Mona Lisa, Centre Pompidou, the Latin Quarter and Montmartre neighborhoods, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomph, and the Sacre Coeur the Nôtre Dame.

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