Map of France
For maps showing the regions and departments of France, places with reviews, and a relief map of France use the tabs below
Places in France
Regions & departments in France
Use the two maps below ('Places' and 'Regions') to quickly find any place, region or department in France and access our detailed guide for that destination.
Please allow a moment for the maps to load - they contain a lot of information!
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Places in France
Zoom in to any area of the map to discover hundreds of places reviewed on france this way or select from the list along the side of he map to see where somewhere is...
Each of these individual regions, departments and places on francethisway also has a more detailed map showing many of the highlights and places in that French region or near the selected destination.
Map of the departments of France
Every region in France is further divided into departments (see departments of France for information).
Relief map of France
The relief map shows all the important mountain ranges in France, as well as important rivers.
Maps on France This Way
Maps are widely used used on the francethisway site:
1) To explore France and to help you find things that will interest you where you are going, by identifying other places and tourist attractions that are close bymap:
- every 'place' review on the site has a location map showing several local places of interest, and a link to a page with a detailed map showing all places of interest within about 50 kilometers - these maps are the easiest way to plan a visit
- every 'region' and department review also has a summary map of highlights
2) For planning your route between places in France and for route instructions see our France driving distances maps
3) Find the weather forecast for any region on the French weather map
4) We also have maps for specific items of interest, for example:
- the Map of Paris (shows location of the major landmarks in that city)
- the wine regions of France
- the main rivers of France
- the airports of France
- the most beautiful villages of France
- the 'French towns in bloom'
- the national monuments of France
- the France castles
- the historical French towns (city centres protected as 'secteur sauvegardé)
- the zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks
6) To find a gite or holiday rental use the map that shows gites and holiday rentals in France at Gites in France
If there is a map we have overlooked or would be useful for plannng a visit to France please let us know. We are always adding new places and information but please also let us know if you think your town or favourite destination should be added!