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Villeneuve de Mezin

This tiny village is just one of several in the northern Gascony region that have a fortified ancient church.

Visit Villeneuve de Mezin

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Argeles-sur-Mer

The long beach, the forest and the lively town mean Argeles-sur-Mer is a very popular summertime resort

Visit Argeles-sur-Mer

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Maps of France

Camon

The fortified village of Camon, listed as a 'most beautiful village of France' is one of our favourites in this region

Visit Camon

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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is certainly among the most beautiful villages in France, with its riverside setting and lovely historic streets

Visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Towns and villages

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Thousands of towns & villages in France

Towns & villages

Emerald Coast

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and contains numerous places of interest, beaches and resorts

Visit Emerald Coast

Regions of France

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Start exploring the regions of France.

French regions

Bagneres-de-Luchon

Bagneres-de-Luchon is one of the nicest of the 'belle-epoque' spa towns that developed in the Pyrenees in the 19th century

Visit Bagneres-de-Luchon

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.

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!

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!

Facts and figures

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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...

Living in France

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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