French Architecture

France is known for its mountains, rivers, and lush forests. One of the natural trademarks of France is Mont Blanc, the highest point in the French Alps and runs across France and Italy borders. Most of the northern part of France is composed of Paris Basin. The Paris Basin is a land that is mostly very flat then gradually slopes down. Lime stones make up the east side of the basin while cliffs along the English Channel compose its west. The north of the Paris Basin leads to Flanders and North-western Europe while the south is connected to the Aquitaine Basin. The Massif Central of France, lands that have a height of 6000 feet, is found in the south centre of France.

France is home to three rivers namely Loire, Seine, and Rhone. The longest river Loire, which is 634 miles long, flows from the Mediterranean Sea and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Seine is found in the northeast and it runs from Paris to the English Channel. The river Rhone begins its journey from the Swiss Alps and ends in the Mediterranean Sea. There are also other rivers found in France, such as the Grand Rhone and the Petit Rhone.

The upper central of France is made up of rich soil that makes it an agricultural land. The Normandy Coast, found in the upper left, is evident of high, chalk cliffs. The peninsula to the left, or the Brittany Coast, is deeply indented which made the valleys drowned by the sea. Biscay Coast on the southwest is where the sandy beaches are. France coastal waters include the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel.

In the prehistoric era, large predatory animals found a home in France. Elk, wolves, and brown bears were common in the forests of France. Smaller animals like bats, rodents, rabbits, assorted birds, foxes, and wild pigs were also sighted.

Because France is a coastal, mountainous, Mediterranean and continental area, the climate here has mild temperature all throughout the year. The four seasons of France permit people to enjoy a wide variety of activities, ranging from winter sports to summer camps.


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