Lorraine climate is generally made up of mild Winters (sometimes cold) and mild Summers. There are lots of regional variations depending on local conditions and terrains.
Lorraine is the only French region to have borders with three other countries: Belgium (Wallonia), Luxembourg, and Germany (Saar, Rhineland-Palatinate). It also borders the French regions of Franche-Comté, Alsace, and Champagne-Ardenne. The location of Lorraine led to it being seen as a strategic asset and as the crossroads of four nations, it had a very important role in European affairs. Many rivers run through Lorraine, including Moselle, Meurthe, and Meuse.
France is mostly composed of flat plains or gently rolling hills. This region is really typical of France geography on this point of view. Most of the region is forested and hilly.
The following criteria are typical of Lorraine geography:
- valleys and foremost hills
- many forests