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Provence villages

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Our favourite five villages in Provence

Provencal villages

Hotels in France

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A tour of Corsica

Bonifacio

Your Corsica visit: step by step!

Tour Corsica

Chateau de Saumur

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across the Loire river

Visit Chateau de Saumur

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Trip planning

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Driving times & distances

Towns and villages

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Thousands of towns & villages in France

Towns & villages

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Carennac

There are numerous architectural highlights and attractive buildings in Carennac, one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'

Visit Carennac

Regions of France

discover the French regions

Start exploring the regions of France.

French regions

Fort-Mahon-Plage

Both the beach itself and the resort of Fort-Mahon-Plage are among the most popular coastal destinations in Picardy

Visit Fort-Mahon-Plage

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