Discover the communes of France

A commune in France is a local 'administrative unit' and can be as small as a few hectares - or as large as Paris! There are about 36,000 communes in total across the country.

Almost every town or village you have ever heard of in France is a commune, although occasionally very small places are part of an adjoining commune, or a cluster of scattered small villages might have different village names but share the same commune name (this will be marked on the village signpost as you enter).

Communes themselves then form part of one of the 96 departments of France, which themselves are part of the 22 regions of metropolitan France.

Starting from the indexes below you can locate almost every place in France - and certain information - their position on a map, local places of interest, airports and hotels nearby etc. Either search by alphabetical order or see the communes listed by department.

 
 

Search and explore French communes

Search communes by department name

Ain communes & places

Aisne communes & places

Allier communes & places

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence communes & places

Alpes-Maritimes communes & places

Ardèche communes & places

Ardennes communes & places

Ariege communes & places

Aube communes & places

Aude communes & places

Aveyron communes & places

Bas-Rhin communes & places

Bouches du Rhone communes & places

Calvados communes & places

Cantal communes & places

Charente communes & places

Charente-Maritime communes & places

Cher communes & places

Correze communes & places

Corsica communes & places

Cote d'Or communes & places

Cotes-d'Armor communes & places

Creuse communes & places

Deux-Sèvres communes & places

Dordogne communes & places

Doubs communes & places

Drome communes & places

Eure communes & places

Eure-et-Loir communes & places

Finistere communes & places

Gard communes & places

Gers communes & places

Gironde communes & places

Haute-Garonne communes & places

Haute-Loire communes & places

Haute-Marne communes & places

Hautes-Alpes communes & places

Haute-Saone communes & places

Haute-Savoie communes & places

Hautes-Pyrenees communes & places

Haute-Vienne communes & places

Haut-Rhin communes & places

Herault communes & places

Ille-et-Vilaine communes & places

Indre communes & places

Indre-et-Loire communes & places

Isere communes & places

Jura communes & places

Landes communes & places

Loir-et-Cher communes & places

Loire communes & places

Loire-Atlantique communes & places

Loiret communes & places

Lot communes & places

Lot-et-Garonne communes & places

Lozere communes & places

Maine-et-Loire communes & places

Manche communes & places

Marne communes & places

Mayenne communes & places

Moselle communes & places

Meuse communes & places

Morbihan communes & places

Meurthe-et-Moselle communes & places

Nievre communes & places

Nord communes & places

Oise communes & places

Orne communes & places

Pas-de-Calais communes & places

Puy-de-Dome communes & places

Pyrenees-Atlantiques communes & places

Pyrenees-Orientales communes & places

Rhone-communes & places

Saone-et-Loire communes & places

Sarthe communes & places

Savoie communes & places

Seine-Maritime communes & places

Seine-et-Marne communes & places

Somme communes & places

Tarn communes & places

Tarn-et-Garonne communes & places

Territoire-de-Belfort communes & places

Var communes & places

Vaucluse communes & places

Vendee communes & places

Vienne communes & places

Vosges communes & places

Yonne communes & places

Yvelines communes & places

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