If you could view Earth from outer space, you would see large land areas called continents. One land area is larger than the others. Most of this land area is taken up by the continent of Asia, but the western end is called
Europe. France is near the western edge of Europe.
Where Is France? Photo Gallery
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This picture gives us a flat look at Earth.
France is inside the red circle.
France is sometimes called the hexagon because it has six sides. On three sides it lies next to water and the tiny country of Monaco. On the other three sides, it lies next to Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and small Andorra.