France is located in Western Europe and is surrounded by various countries and water masses. To the west, France is bounded by the Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay. To the north it borders Belgium and Luxembourg. The eastern border consists of Germany, Switzerland and Italy. To the South of France are Spain, Andorra, Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea.
These borders are generally associated with natural boundaries, and have been fairly stable since The Treaties of Nijmegem.