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Visit famous French cities like Bordeaux, Cannes, Chamonix, Chartres, Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Marseille, Nice and Paris. Below a list of the official city sites of important cities in France.

Find information on the cities, as well as official visitors bureaus and travel and tourism offices with tips for travel, activities, sightseeing, lodging and accommodations for your next holidays in France.

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French Cities

Monument of the Girondins, Bordeaux
Paris at the river Seine
Image: Skyguy414
Searchable map and information about the city of Paris.

Official website of the French capital, the Romans called her Lutetia.

Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris
Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau offers a broad range of information about the city.

A city full of history, temporary the residence of the Pope (1309-1377).

The spa town in eastern France in the Rhone-Alpes région, near Lac du Bourget.

Monument of the Girondins, Bordeaux
Monument of the Girondins, Bordeaux - Image: Pline
Searchable map and information about the city of Bordeaux.

Official website of Bordeaux, the city famous for its wines.

Office de Tourisme de Bordeaux
The Bordeaux Visitors Bureau.

The village in the Orne département of Normandy where the famous French cheese is originated from.

Marina Le Suquet, Cannes
Marina and Le Suquet, Cannes
Image: Copyleft
Searchable map and information about the city of Cannes.

A small French city with a Film Festival.

Festival de Cannes
Official site of the Cannes Film Festival.

The popular mountaineering and winter sports resort in the Haute-Savoie in eastern France.

The cathedral of Chartres
The cathedral of Chartres.
Image: Calips
A city in north-central France southwest of Paris, famous for its cathedral, one of the World Heritage Sites.

Office de Tourisme de Chartres
Chartres' Tourism Office.

The city in the Auvergne region, one of the oldest cities of France, surrounded by a chain of volcanoes. The city hosts an international short film festival.

Quiet Days in Clichy. Clichy is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, served by Mairie de Clichy station on Paris Métro Line 13. Henry Miller, the American author, lived here from 1932 to 1934.

A town in the Alsace region in northeastern France, close to the border with Germany. Its old town has cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings. It is the home town of the sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the creator of the Statue of Liberty.

Marina Cognac Logo
Living in Cognac, a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. The town gives its name to one of the world's best-known types of brandy: Cognac.

Office de Tourisme de Cognac
Tourism Office of the Cognac region (in French).

The capital city of the French Alps and a major scientific center surrounded by many ski resorts, host of the Winter Olympics in 1968.

Office de Tourisme de Grenoble
Tourist office of Grenoble.

Grand' place, Lille
Grand' place, Lille city centre.
Image: Velvet
Searchable map and information about the city of Lille.

Official website of the European Capital of Culture in 2004.

The city in the Centre-Ouest region is famous worldwide for its medieval enamels on copper and since the 19th century for its Limoges porcelain.

The town in the Hautes-Pyrénées is one of the largest Catholic religion pilgrimage location in Europe.

Office de Tourisme de Lourdes
The Lourdes tourism office.

Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon
Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon.
Image: Clément Bardot
Searchable map and information about the city of Lyon.

The former Gallic capital.

L'Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Lyon
The tourism office of Lyon.

Abbey of St. Victor and the basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Marseille
Abbey of St. Victor and the basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde - Image: M. Massalitin
Searchable map and information about the city of Marseille.

The oldest city in France.

Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Marseille
Site of the Marseille Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Saint-Pierre-Cathedral Montpellier
Saint-Pierre-Cathedral Montpellier - Image: Vpe
Searchable map and information about the city of Montpellier.

Mediterranean city in south France, with one of the oldest universities of Europe (in French).

Office de Tourisme de Montpellier
The Montpellier tourist office.

Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes
Château des Ducs de Bretagne in Nantes - Image: Guiguilacagouille
Searchable map and information about the city of Nantes.

Ville de Nantes
Official web site of the historical capital of the Duchy of Brittany.

Official torism web site

Theatre and a Sculpture of Miro, Nice
Théâtre National de Nice and a Sculpture of Miro
Image: janine pohl
Searchable map and information about the city of Nice.

Painter Yves Klein's home town.

Office du Tourisme et des Congres de Nice Cote d'Azur
Nice Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The southern France city close to the Camargue in the Languedoc, was one of the richest and finest Roman cities of Gaul. Important remains of the Roman Empire can still be visited in and around Nîmes. (in French)

Nîmes Tourisme - Site de l'Office de Tourisme de Nimes
The official Nimes tourism office.

The City of Orléans, most famous because of Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) the Maid of Orléans, liberator of the city in 1429.

Maison de Jeanne d'Arc
Joan of Arc archives, library and museum site (in French).

University town and capital of Brittany.

Place du marché aux cochons de lait, Strasbourg
Place du marché aux cochons de lait, Strasbourg.
Image: Jonathan M
Searchable map and information about the city of Strasbourg.

Seat of the European Parliament and the Court of Human Rights.

Office de Tourisme de Strasbourg
Tourism office for Strasbourg and the Alsace region.

Dome of Hopital de la Grave and Saint Pierre bridge, Toulouse
Dome of Hopital de la Grave and Saint Pierre bridge, Toulouse.
Image: Pierre Selim
Searchable map and information about the city of Toulouse.

Europe's capital of aerospace industry.

Office du Tourisme de Toulouse
Tourist Office Toulouse.

Château de Versailles, Versailles palace
Château de Versailles.
Image: Fabrice Lemessier
Annotated Satellite View of Château de Versailles.

A small town of no importance west of Paris until 1682 when King Louis XIV, accompanied by his royal entourage, moved to Versailles in his new residence.

royal Château de Versailles
The royal residence of Louis XIV King of France and Navarre.

Office de Tourisme de Versailles
Versailles tourism office.

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