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Countries neighbouring France are: Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain.

The United Kingdom is also connected by regular ferries across the North Sea and a train tunnel under it.

France by Region

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Some regions reused the names of the traditional provinces, but their geographical borders may differ from those of the provinces.

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Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes.

France by Department

The numbers before the d�partement are the official code and can be seen on car registration plates and postcodes.

The capital city of a departement is called the prefecture.

01-Ain; 02-Aisne; 03-Allier; 04-Alpes-de-Haute-Provence; 05-Hautes-Alpes; 06-Alpes-Maritimes; 07-Ardeche; 08-Ardennes; 09-Ariege; 10-Aube; 11-Aude; 12-Aveyron; 13-Bouches-du-Rh�ne; 14-Calvados; 15-Cantal; 16-Charente; 17-Charente-Maritime; 18-Cher; 19-Correze; 2A-Corse-du-Sud; 2B-Haute-Corse; 21-Cote-d’Or; 22-Cotes-d’Armor; 23-Creuse; 24-Dordogne; 25-Doubs; 26-Drome; 27-Eure; 28-Eure-et-Loir; 29-Finistere; 30-Gard; 31-Haute-Garonne; 32-Gers; 33-Gironde; 34-Herault; 35-Ille-et-Vilaine; 36-Indre; 37-Indre-et-Loire; 38-Isere; 39-Jura; 40-Landes; 41-Loir-et-Cher; 42-Loire; 43-Haute-Loire; 44-Loire-Atlantique; 45-Loiret; 46-Lot; 47-Lot-et-Garonne; 48-Lozere; 49-Maine-et-Loire; 50-Manche; 51-Marne; 52-Haute-Marne; 53-Mayenne; 54-Meurthe-et-Moselle; 55-Meuse; 56-Morbihan; 57-Moselle; 58-Nievre; 59-Nord; 60-Oise; 61-Orne; 62-Pas-de-Calais; 63-Puy-de-Dome; 64-Pyrenees-Atlantiques; 65-Hautes-Pyrenees; 66-Pyrenees-Orientales; 67-Bas-Rhin; 68-Haut-Rhin; 69-Rhone; 70-Haute-Saone; 71-Saone-et-Loire; 72-Sarthe; 73-Savoie; 74-Haute-Savoie; 75-Ville-de-Paris; 76-Seine-Maritime; 77-Seine-et-Marne; 78-Yvelines; 79-Deux-Sevres; 80-Somme; 81-Tarn; 82-Tarn-et-Garonne; 83-Var; 84-Vaucluse; 85-Vendee; 86-Vienne; 87-Haute-Vienne; 88-Vosges; 89-Yonne; 90-Territoire de Belfort; 91-Essonne; 92-Hauts-de-Seine; 93-Seine-Saint-Denis; 94-Val-de-Marne; 95-Val-d’Oise.

Local Area Maps of France

The yellow Michelin maps are the best maps to have to discover a particular area of France.

It's better to have two or three of these, if you're travelling extensively in France, than to rely on a more general map of France.

Weather in France

View a graphical weather forecast for the week ahead in places around France.

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Around France


Bas-Rhin (67)
Haut-Rhin (68)


Dordogne (24)
Gironde (33)
Landes (40)
Lot-et-Garonne (47)
Pyrenees-Atlantiques (64)


Allier (03)
Cantal (15)
Haute-Loire (43)
Puy-de-Dome (63)


Calvados (14)
Manche (50)
Orne (61)


Coe-d'Or (21)
Nievre (58)
Saone-et-Loire (71)
Yonne (89)


Cotes-d'Armor (22)
Finistere (29)
Ille-et-Vilaine (35)
Morbihan (56)


Cher (18)
Eure-et-Loir (28)
Indre (36)
Indre-et-Loire (37)
Loir-et-Cher (41)
Loiret (45)


Ardennes (08)
Aube (10)
Marne (51)
Haute-Marne (52)

Corse (Corsica)

Corse-du-Sud (2A)
Haute-Corse (2B)


Doubs (25)
Jura (39)
Haute-Saone (70)
Territoire de Belfort (90)


Eure (27)
Seine-Maritime (76)


Essonne (91)
Hauts-de-Seine (92)
Paris (75)
Seine-et-Marne (77),
Seine-Saint-Denis (93)
Val-de-Marne (94)
Val-d'Oise (95)
Yvelines (78)

In France


Aude (11)
Gard (30)
Herault (34)
Lozere (48)
Pyrenees-Orientales (66)


Correze (19)
Creuse (23)
Haute-Vienne (87)


Meurthe-et-Moselle (54)
Meuse (55)
Moselle (57)
Vosges (88)


Ariege (09)
Aveyron (12)
Haute-Garonne (31)
Gers (32)
Lot (46)
Hautes-Pyrenees (65)
Tarn (81)
Tarn-et-Garonne (82).


Nord (59)
Pas-de-Calais (62)

Pays de la Loire

Loire-Atlantique (44)
Maine-et-Loire (49)
Mayenne (53)
Sarthe (72)
Vendee (85)


Aisne (02)
Oise (60)
Somme (80)


Charente (16)
Charente-Maritime (17)
Deux-Sevres (79)
Vienne (86)

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)
Hautes-Alpes (05)
Alpes-Maritimes (06)
Bouches-du-Rhone (13)
Var (83)
Vaucluse (84)


Ain (01)
Ardeche (07)
Drome (26)
Isere (38)
Loire (42)
Rhone (69)
Savoie (73)
Haute-Savoie (74)

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