France map rivers. If you are interested in france and the geography of europe our large laminated map of europe. Its capital is paris one of the most important cultural and commercial centers in the world. Before the french revolution of 1789 france was divided into provinces from the historical feudal history. Environment longest rivers in france.
France country of northwestern europe. Nouvelle france was the area colonized by france in north america during a period beginning with the exploration of the gulf of saint lawrence by jacques cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of new france to great britain and spain in 1763 under the treaty of paris 1763. The french network of waterways includes 100 canals and rivers totaling over 8000 kilometers. Here we highlight those over 600 miles in length and a few others of note.
Historically and culturally among the most important nations in the western world france has also played a highly significant role in international affairs for centuries. Explore quiet back roads and visit the fascinating old towns of amboise and blois with time to discover the classic wines of the region. The highest point in france is le mont blanc whose summit is at 481045 m 15782 ft above sea level. There are dozens of possible cruises along a single canal or into other inter connected waterways.
The region is the first level of administrative divisions on the map of france. The loire is the longest river wholly in the country while the rhine is the longest river to reach partly into france. Belgium luxembourg and germany to the north switzerland and italy to the east and spain to the south. Loire prestige en velo tranquil rivers and regal architecture.
A map of france and index for other maps including departments regions and several other thematic maps.