• Guide To towns in France
  • French towns to visit
  • Nearby Attractions to visit
  • Local Hotels & Gites

You are here: Home > French Town guides

French Town Guides

Tourist Information on the Towns and Villages of France

Each of France's 96 departments has a main town (where the prefect and elected council are based).

Towns vary greatly from the Gothic cathedral towns of Amiens and Chartres in the north to the medieval towns of Cordes and Carcassonne in the south. If you are interested in monastic France then take your pick from towns such as Cluny and Fontenay which developed as centres for Christian scholars. Gallo-Roman enthusiasts should head for towns such as Nimes and Arles where you'll find some of the best preserved amphitheatres in Europe.

Chateaux towns such as Blois and Cherverny are always popular and for Belle Epoque elegance try Monte-Carlo or Biarritz where art nouveau architecture is seen in abundance.

Meditteranean towns such as St Raphael, St Maxime, Nice and St Tropez are centres for sailing, golfing and casinos and have always been a playground for the rich and famous.

Lastly, a trip to France wouldn't be complete without visiting one of the delighful Provencal perched villages such as Gordes or Les Baux-de-Provence with a labyrinth of medieval streets that lead up to superb vantage points.

Select a town for ideas on what to see and do
Our Newsletter
Like to receive a weekly email with new Holiday Offers and Discount Codes ? Enter your email address below...


Travel in France
Holiday Specials
Tourist information about Bretagne (Brittany) region Tourist information about the Basse Normandie region Tourist information about the Haute Normandie region Tourist information about the Picardie region Tourist information about the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region Tourist information about the Ile De France region Tourist information about the Champagne-Ardenne region Tourist information about Lorraine region Tourist information about the Alsace region Tourist information about the Pays De La Loire region Tourist information about the Centre region Tourist information about the Bourgogne region Tourist information about the Franch Comte region Tourist information about the Poitou-Charentes region Tourist information about the Limousin region Tourist information about the Auvergne region Tourist information about the Rhone-Alpes region Tourist information about the Aquitaine region Tourist information about the Midi-Pyrenees region Tourist information about the Languedoc-Roussillion region Tourist information about the Provence-Alpes Cote D'Azur region Tourist Information about the Corse region