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Provence villages

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Our favourite five villages in Provence

Provencal villages

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France tourist info

A tour of Corsica

Bonifacio

Your Corsica visit: step by step!

Tour Corsica

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French maps

Lost? Start exploring with our maps!

Maps of France

La Bourboule

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa towns in France

Visit La Bourboule

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Trip planning

Find out how long your journey will take

Driving times & distances

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is one of the nicest towns in the region, especially the area around the harbour with the old fishermen cottages

Visit Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Towns and villages

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Thousands of towns & villages in France

Towns & villages

Saint-Valery-en-Caux

The area around the beach, harbour and marina in Saint-Valery-en-Caux is always very active in summer

Visit Saint-Valery-en-Caux

Regions of France

discover the French regions

Start exploring the regions of France.

French regions

Valence-sur-Baise

Explore the historic centre of the bastide town of Valence-sur-Baise, then visit the Abbaye de Flaran

Visit Valence-sur-Baise

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

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...

Living in France

move to france

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