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Map of France with Regions – France Map with Cities [PDF]
Download from this page your map of France in various formats as PDF files for free. We offer a map of France with cities as well as a France map with regions and a map of the departments of France. Simply click on the download link below each image to get your printable map of France now!
France Map With Regions
Metropolitan France (France métropolitaine or the European part of France) covers a total land area of 210,020 square miles (543,940 square kilometers). It includes mainland France (France continentale or Hexagone) and the Mediterranean island of Corsica. It has a population of approximately 65 million people.
Our first political map of France shows the regions of the European part of France. We offer this map in two versions. The first one includes the regions with their capitals and the national capital Paris. The second French regions map only shows the regions without their capitals. Further below we offer additional versions of a labeled map of France, and we also have a blank map of France.
In 2014, an administrative reform was passed to reduce the number of regions from 22 to 13. The new political subdivision became effective on Januar 1st, 2016.
List of French Regions
The 13 regions of metropolitan France and their capitals include:
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Lyon)
- Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Dijon)
- Bretagne (Rennes)
- Centre-Val de Loire (Orléans)
- Corse (Ajaccio)
- Grand Est (Strasbourg)
- Hauts-de-France (Lille)
- Île-de-France (Paris)
- Normandie (Rouen)
- Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Bordeaux)
- Occitanie (Toulouse)
- Pays de la Loire (Nantes)
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Marseille)
The French regions list can be extended by the following overseas regions:
- Guadeloupe (Basse-Terre)
- Guyane (Cayenne)
- La Réunion (Saint-Denis)
- Martinique (Fort-de-France)
- Mayotte (Mamoudzou)
Map of France With Cities
Our France map with cities shows all the regions of France, but also includes the major cities of metropolitan France. In fact, the cities shown in the map are the capital cities of the French departments and regions.
The most populated cities in France are:
- Paris (2.2 million in the city itself, but 11 million in the urban area)
- Marseille (0.9 / 1.6 million)
- Lyon (0.5 / 1.7 million)
- Toulouse (0.5 / 1.1 million)
Departments of France
The departments (départements) are the administrative divisions of the French territory on the level below the regions. After several changes over time, there are now 101 departments total, 96 of which are located in Europe. These are coded by numbers in alphabetical order from 01 (Ain) to 95 (Val-d’Oise), whereas the number 20 is replaced by 2A (Corse-du-Sud) and 2B (Haute-Corse). The overseas departments are numbered from 971 (Guadeloupe) to 976 (Mayotte).
Map of France With Departments
The following map of departments in France includes all the borders between the departments in the European part of France as well as the overseas departments.
What Is France Famous For?
France is famous for many things such as fashion, wine, the French cuisine, art, a long and rich history, and brilliant architecture – among many other things.
Some of the most famous French people include Napoleon Bonaparte, Coco Chanel, Louis IV, Edith Piaf, Joan of Arc and Charles de Gaulle.
Among the most famous buildings in France are the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe (all in Paris). But also the Palace of Versailles or the Mont Saint-Michel belong on the list of the most impressive buildings.
Our next map shows where France is on a Europe map and indicated the locations of some of the most important places of interest in France.
The French culture has been influential all over the world for centuries. In literature, for example, one can find famous authors such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Emil Zola or Marcel Proust. In the field of arts, France has given the world some of the greatest painters like Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
In terms of fashion, France is well known for designers such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Pierre Cardin. The country is also well-known for its luxury goods such as champagne and perfume.
The French cuisine is another area where France shines. Apart from classic French food like croque monsieur, foie gras, coq au vin or bœuf bourguignon, French wine and champagne is also among the best in the world.
The Neighboring Countries of France
The neighboring countries of France are Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Andorra, Monaco and Spain.
More Maps of France and the World
Here is a link collection for additional interesting resources about France, the European Union as well as the world and its continents. As with all our maps, they are free to download as PDF files and print.
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