Belgium, Germany and Switzerland are three countries that border France. Italy, Monaco, Luxembourg, Andorra and Spain are the rest of the countries that share a border with France. The country is also bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay.
Located in western Europe, France encompasses approximately 342,000 square miles and is not quite twice the size of Colorado. France is the 43rd-largest country in the world and the largest Western European nation. The land in the northern and western portions of the country includes flat plains and rolling hills. The rest of the country is mountainous with the Alps in the eastern portion of the country and the Pyrenees in the south.