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Akaroa, New Zealand 2
Akaroa is a French settlement 80km east of Christchurch.
The French journeyed to New Zealand in 1840 with plans to claim the South Island for France but upon arrival in Akaroa, they discovered the British were already there and had claimed both North and South Islands for Britain. The French decided to stay anyway.