France Regions

Interactive France Map – Regions and Cities

Click on a link below the France map for more information about each region of France. Find the land beyond Paris, be it the Alps, Provence, Loire castles or the solemn history of the Sommes and Normandy. The more you know, the more you will want to see when visiting France.

Click on a bubble image on the map or the links below for more information about each region.

France Map – City and Region Information

France is divided into 13 distinct regions, each with its own unique charm and character. From the sun-soaked beaches of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur to the picturesque vineyards of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, our Interactive France Map will guide you through the highlights of each region:

  • Ile-de-France and Paris – ~12.4 million people live in the Ile-de-France region. Major cities include Paris, Meaux, Nanterre, Provins.
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – ~8.1 million people live in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Major cities include Lyon, Grenoble, Clermont-Ferrand, Chambery, Annecy, Chamonix, Vichy.
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine – ~6 million people live in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Major cities include Bordeaux, Angoulême, Poitiers, Limoges, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Bayonne, Pau.
  • Occitanie – ~6 million people live in the Occitaine region. Major cities include Toulouse, Montpellier, Nimes, Narbonne, Montauban.
  • Hauts de France – ~5.9 million people live in the Hauts de France region. Major cities include Lille, Calais, Amiens, Dunkirk.
  • Grand Est – ~5.5 million people live in the Grand Est region. Major cities include Nancy, Reims, Epernay, Metz, Troyes, Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse.
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur – ~5.1 million people live in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Major cities include Marseille, Cannes, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, Avignon.
  • Pays de la Loire – ~3.8 million people live in the Pays de la Loire region. Major cities include Nantes, Le Mans, Angers, La Baule.
  • Brittany (Bretagne) – ~3.4 million people live in the Brittany region. Major cities include Rennes, Saint Malo, Brest, Quimper, Vannes, Roscoff, Guingamp, Dinan.
  • Normandy (Normandie) – ~3.3 million people live in the Normandy region. Major cities include Deauville, Caen, Rouen, Le Havre, Évreux, Honfleur.
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comte – ~2.7 million people live in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comte region. Major cities include Dijon, Beaune, Besançon, Auxerre, Montbard.
  • Loire Valley (Centre-Val de Loire) – ~2.5 million people live in the Loire Valley region. Major cities include Tours, Orléans, Amboise, Bourges, Blois, Châteaubriant.
  • Corsica – ~350,000 people live on the island of Corsica. Major cities include Bastia and Ajaccio.

The total population of France in 2022 is 67.81 million. Population figures provided by Statista.

Visit the French Government tourist office for more general information about France.