Variable climate creates beautiful landscapes

France is located in the west side of Europe. Surrounded by 3 seas: Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, and Mediterranean Sea, each territory shows different ambiance created by maritime influences. In Normandy it keeps mild temperature. In Provence, southern territory is always comfortable with Mediterranean climate all the year which enables to cultivate various important agricultural products: olive, citrus, vineyard etc, creating picturesque landscapes. In the west, instead, atlantic climate causes abundant rainfalls, but brings mildwinter and in summer it's warm. Alps mountains are covered with snow for half of the year where tourists visit to ski in winter and hike in summer in the spectacular mountains like Mont Blanc. Inland is continental with hot, stormy summers, colder winters and less rain.