Summer 2015 ideas

Travel ideas

5 new ideas for your 2015 summer holiday

Summer holidays!

Find French towns, villages & regions!

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France tourist information

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French maps

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Maps of France

Sun, sea, scenery

Menton, France

Attractions in south-east Provence...

Alpes-Maritimes highlights

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Trip planning

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Driving times & distances

Towns and villages

Travel ideas

Thousands of towns & villages in France

Towns & villages

Places in France

discover the French regions

Start exploring the regions of France.

French regions

On the coast


Our favourite French seaside resort...

Discover Arcachon

Weather forecast

France weather forecast

10 day weather forecast for France

French weather forecast

Departments, towns and villages

small map of France

The 22 regions of France are further divided into departments of France and these contain the 35,800 places in France - usually towns and villages.

You can also use our index of places in France to find any place you are looking for when planning your trip.

Food and drink in France

recipes from france

No visit to France would be complete without enjoying some traditional French recipes, and every lover of France knows what an important role food has for the French.

We include the most traditional French recipes such as cassoulet and tarte aux pommes, and lots of others that are less common but equally tasty!

France This Way group

Please visit our parent site Europe This Way for more travel destinations across Europe (e.g. we have a detailed guide by our Italy expert: Italy This Way)

We are always very pleased to hear suggestions, comments, photos relating to both this site and France in general - please let us know how we can improve!

Living in France

move to france

If you are relocating to France take a look at our property to buy in France...

...but first you might like to see information about expat finances and the practicalities of moving to and buying property in France - visit the Life in France section or see our French Life blog

Facts and figures

france flag, symbols, weather and information

See the France Info section for loads of facts, figures and fun for anything French, from the history of the baguette to the words of the Marseillaise, and much more besides.

We also have some great photos of animals you might encounter at wildlife in France.

History and culture

history of france

Read about the history of France from prehistory onwards and visit some of the castles in France.

The history and culture of France are closely linked - see France culture which looks at artists, language, architecture, French film directors...

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