France, is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in Western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection
of overseas islands and territories located in other continents.
France is bordered by the United Kingdom (with a land border
inside the Channel Tunnel), Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland,
Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain. In some of its overseas
parts, France also shares land borders with Brazil, Suriname, and
As Europe experienced a wave of roots revivals, France found its regional cultures reviving traditional music. Brittany, Limousin, Gascony, Corsica and Auvergne were among the regions that underwent a popularization of folk music. Traditional styles of music had survived most in remote areas like the island of Corsica and mountainous Auvergne, as well as the more nationalist lands of the Basques and Bretons.