aller en + feminine countries:
Je vais en France = I go to France
Aller au(x) + masculine countries:
Je vais au Pays de Galles = I go to Wales
Je vais aux Pays-Bas = I go to the Netherlands
I hope this is useful.
Bonne journée !
You ask why La France is incorrect?
"Claire goes the France" is what you seem to be querying.
What we need to be expressing is "Claire goes to France" hence en
"Claire va en France"
Hope this clears the matter up for you.
There is really nothing to understand except that French and English preposition use is different, and that for feminine gender countries French uses “en” as the preposition for both ‘in’ or ‘to’. See link for Alexa’s YouTube presentation
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