Extending from the Mediterranean Sea in the south, to the North Sea and English Channel to the north, France is one of the major locations for world-class outdoor sports, especially rock climbing. It shares a border with Spain and Andorra to the southwest, Belgium and Luxemburg to the northeast, Germany and Switzerland to the east, and Italy and Monaco to the southeast. Much of its territory is bound by nature: the Pyrenees and the Alps in the south and southeast, while the Rhine cuts through the border to the east.
The French Alps receives a warm and temperate climate during the summer months, with a frequent splash of rainfall. The average daily temperature in July is 26 °C.
Visit during the warmer months between June and September for ideal hiking conditions.
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