France Map & Travel Destinations
France Cities and Regions to Consider
France Cities Map
Map of France © James Martin, licensed to About.com
Information on Travel in France
For general information on traveling in France, see our France Travel Directory. You'll find the whole range of topics on French travel here.
If you're a city person, you'll probably start your travels in Paris--and you should. If you're visiting London, a popular way to visit Paris is to take the "chunnel train" called Eurostar. You can check prices by using Rail Europe's Eurostar Booking Center (book direct).
Speaking of the great Gothic cathedrals of France, the cathedral at Amiens is the largest of the three, and visitors to the town can walk the old tow path along the river to see the famous floating gardens that have supplied the city with flowers and vegetables since medieval times.
With high speed trains from Paris common these days, a trip to World Heritage Site Avignon in southern Provence can be done in a little over two and a half hours. If you're a wine lover, the Cotes du Rhone is a hop, skip and a jump away.
In the heat of summer, the north of France isn't a bad place to be. Mont St. Michel awaits your visit.
Interested in castles and walled cities? Don't miss Carcassonne, one of the larger cities in the Aude Departement of the Languedoc region, commonly known as "Cathar Country", where the religious sect known as the Cathars retreated to remote castles to avoid religious persecution. See our Aude Map to learn more.
The Best Regions
While almost every region of France is popular, here are some of my favorites, with detailed maps:
- Alsace Map
- Brittany Map
- Burgundy Map
- Aude Map - Cathar Country (Aude department of the Languedoc Rousillon region)
- Champagne Map
- Normandy Map
- Provence Map
- Poitou-Charentes Map (Cognac Country)
And there's also the French Riviera to consider.
You may wish to consult our France Regions Map to see how the regions are arranged.
French Island Travel
Fans of the rough and ready rural lifestyle might like taking a ferry out to Corsica, part of the same land mass as Sardinia (thus easy to get between the two by ferry). Like Sardinia, the traveler will want to get away from the coastal cities and beach resorts and head to the interior for the best festivals and cultural events. Corsica is best experienced in spring (wildflowers) and in fall.
Wine Travel in France
Wine regions in France offer fine cuisine and interesting landscapes. Check out the France Wine Regions Map, and consider spending some time in Burgundy or, in southern France, the famous Rhone Valley.
France Travel Maps
Besides the map you see above, we have the following maps available from our Maps of France Directory.
Paris, France City Map and Travel Information
- Paris Map - Interactive Map of Paris Attractions and Arrondissements
- Paris Travel Weather - Current and Historic Weather Charts
- Paris Travel Guide - Get the scoop on Paris
France in Pictures
Travel through virtual France via our France Travel Photo Gallery.
France Travel Essentials
Find information on trip planning, finding accommodations, rail and car rental and leasing information, weather, language, tipping and more in our France Travel Essentials article.