Before you make a comment, please research the boundaries of the oceans.
Here is a good place to start:
When, after you engaged in such an argument, someone comes along and disparages your source without good reason and without presenting any evidence to the contrary or a compelling counter-argument, this is an appropriate time to respond with condescension.
It is either a sea which is part of an ocean, or else it is a big lake.
So you're saying it's just a big lake?
I think that would trigger Europeans just as equally.
Not sure which one counts for the Pacific, but either New Caledonia (special status) or French Polynesia and Wallis et Futuna (overseas collectivities) works.
Even without their mainland, France would still border the Atlantic (Caribbean sea) through, at least, French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique (overseas regions).
But what 'external region' of France borders the Pacific? French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna are semi-autonomous 'overseas collectivities', New Caledonia is an 'autonomous territory' and no other French territory borders the Pacific. Surely these are France's Guams rather than Hawaiis?