The Known World
France is a region of Europe. It is basically identical to the area covered by the nation of France.
To the north of France is the English Channel. To the west is the North Atlantic. To the east is Middle Europe. To the southwest is Iberia. To the south is the Mediterranean. To the southeast is Italy.
The most important city of France, Paris, is in the north-central area of the country. Northwest of Paris, bordering the English Channel, is Normandy. To the west of Normandy, in the northwest corner of the country, is Brittany.
East of Paris is Champagne; southeast of Paris, south of Champagne, is Burgundy. Southwest of Burgundy is Averoigne; southeast are the French Alps. South of the French Alps, in the southeast of the country, is the French Riviera. Southwest of Averoigne, in the southwest of the country, is Aquitaine.
The French are thought to be, in general, a romantic and sophisticated people. They also have a reputation for cowardice, though there are many French heroes who are ready to set you straight on that score.
Their wine and cheese are world-renowned. They also enjoy French bread, French toast, French fries, salad with French dressing and French kissing.
Count of Monte Cristo—Paris
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