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Maps of France

On cartes-2-france.com you can find maps of France by theme, maps and plans of French regions, maps of departments and maps of all cities and towns in France. For each region, in addition to the detailed geographical map, you also have the departments, department numbers, the chief town / prefecture. For each department you have an interactive map and the list of all cities.

For quick access to our selection of maps of France, we invite you to go to : Maps of France. You will find various maps of France classified by categories such as geographical maps, road maps, demographic and economic maps of France and many other themes. We strive to offer you the best maps of France, with a high definition quality.

For each city you have a map, the postal code, the number of the department, the administrative region and the latitudes and longitudes (coordinates). Below you can use a route calculator to determine a itinerary from one city to another.

Map of the regions of France

Map of the departments of France

Map of cities in France


Division of France

Before the Revolution, France was administratively organized into provinces. Since the Constituent Assembly of 26 February 1790, France has been divided into departments (originally 83). Today there are 96 metropolitan departments and five overseas departments (Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion and Mayotte) for a total of 101.

The metropolitan departments were originally numbered in alphabetical order (01 Ain, 02 Aisne, 03 Allier, 04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, 12 Aveyron, 13 Bouches-du-Rhône, 93 Seine-Saint-Denis, 94 Val-de-Marne, etc.), before name changes and the redrawing of the Ile-de-France region in 1968. Corsica has two departments (20A and 20B), which is why the numbering stops at 95 (not 96).

The French departments correspond to administrative divisions placed under the authority of a prefect and administered by a General Council. The department's own powers mainly concern health and social action, rural amenities, departmental roads and the capital and operating expenditure of the colleges.

Map of France

Map of France, 4k resolution

Map of France with the new regions in color

Map of France HD

Map of the Regions of France

Map of French regions

French regions

France has 22 metropolitan regions and 5 overseas departments and regions (DOM).

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Map of cities in France

Map of cities

Number of municipalities in France

On 1 January 2012, France had 36,700 municipalities in metropolitan France and overseas departments, i.e. twenty more municipalities than on 1 January 2011: three more in metropolitan France and 14 in Mayotte.
UPDATE: In 2013, France only has 36681 cities, a difference of 19, a consequence of 8 new communes created and 27 communes disappearing. Most often the disappearances are the consequence of absorption by mergers by other communes. The creations, for their part, are the result of mergers of cities (2 or more). This is the reason why the number of cities in France tends to change from one year to the next.

The largest cities in France (by number of inhabitants)

Cities with more than 150,000 inhabitants


Cities are classified according to the number of inhabitants. First the cities with more than 150,000 inhabitants, followed by cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants and then the municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants.

The 10 largest cities

city Code postal Region Department Population Area Density
Paris75001Île-de-FranceParis2,193,030105.63 km220,761 inhab/km2
Marseille13000Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurBouches-du-Rhône852,395239.41 km23,560 inhab/km2
Lyon69000Rhône-AlpesRhône472,33048.09 km29,822 inhab/km2
Toulouse31000Midi-PyrénéesHaute-Garonne446,220119.06 km23,748 inhab/km2
Nice6000Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurAlpes-Maritimes352,38873.86 km24,771 inhab/km2
Nantes44000Pays de la LoireLoire-Atlantique290,94365.88 km24,416 inhab/km2
Strasbourg67000AlsaceBas-Rhin276,06378.31 km23,525 inhab/km2
Montpellier34000Languedoc-RoussillonHérault257,09257.22 km24,493 inhab/km2
Bordeaux33000AquitaineGironde238,92149.49 km24,828 inhab/km2
Lille59000Nord-Pas-de-CalaisNord232,17225.34 km29,162 inhab/km2

The least populated communes

Conversely, the 10 smallest inhabited communes are Rochefourchat (Drôme) avec 1 inhabitants for an area of 12.5 km2, Majastres (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) avec 2 inhabitants for an area of 30.54 km2, Ornes (Meuse) avec 2 inhabitants for an area of 18.63 km2, Leménil-Mitry (Meurthe-et-Moselle) avec 3 inhabitants for an area of 3.51 km2, Aulan (Drôme) avec 4 inhabitants for an area of 10.64 km2, Senconac (Ariège) avec 5 inhabitants for an area of 4.6 km2, Baren (Haute-Garonne) avec 6 inhabitants for an area of 3.05 km2, Trébons-de-Luchon (Haute-Garonne) avec 6 inhabitants for an area of 0.91 km2, Archail (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) avec 7 inhabitants for an area of 13 km2, Châteauvieux-les-Fossés (Doubs) avec 7 inhabitants for an area of 4.57 km2, we left out the uninhabited communes.

The highest cities

The 10 highest cities and villages in France are : Saint-Véran (Hautes-Alpes) at approximately 2040 meters high, Montgenèvre (Hautes-Alpes) at approximately 1849 meters high, Val-d'Isère (Savoie) at approximately 1840 meters high, Bonneval-sur-Arc (Savoie) at approximately 1787 meters high, Molines-en-Queyras (Hautes-Alpes) at approximately 1775 meters high, Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via (Pyrénées-Orientales) at approximately 1741 meters high, Bessans (Savoie) at approximately 1705 meters high, Larche (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) at approximately 1680 meters high, Égat (Pyrénées-Orientales) at approximately 1680 meters high, Villar-d'Arêne (Hautes-Alpes) at approximately 1660 meters high,

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List of departments