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France travel ideas

Provence villages

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Our favourite five villages in Provence

Provencal villages

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A tour of Corsica

Bonifacio

Your Corsica visit: step by step!

Tour Corsica

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French maps

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Maps of France

Chateau d'Amboise

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens and a lovely view across the rooftops of Amboise

Visit Chateau d'Amboise

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Trip planning

Find out how long your journey will take

Driving times & distances

Coulon

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring the Marais-Poitevin marshes

Visit Coulon

Towns and villages

Travel ideas

Thousands of towns & villages in France

Towns & villages

Sables d'Olonne

The lively town of Sables-d'Olonne is our favourite resort on the Vendee coast

Visit Sables d'Olonne

Regions of France

discover the French regions

Start exploring the regions of France.

French regions

Lake Serre-Poncon

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac de Serre-Poncon because of its spectacular setting and wide range of leisure activities

Visit Lake Serre-Poncon

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