France city map
Map of France with all cities. France city map (Western Europe - Europe) to print. France city map (Western Europe - Europe) to download. The big tourist cities in France are as follow: Paris is in a category of its own, and in any competition for "best cities in France", it has to be top. There is just so much to see and do in Paris; world class museums, monuments and other attractions as its shown in France city map. From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre or Disneyland, Paris has it all, and lying at the hub of France national and international communications networks, it is by far the most accessible of French cities. Located on the French Riviera between rugged hills and the azure waters of the Mediterranean, the city of Nice has a great deal to offer the visitor, from its beaches and its renowned flower market, to its old town, its several art galleries and its old port.
Today seat of the European parliament, Strasbourg is one of the great historic cities of Europe. The old city, with its magnificent gothic cathedral, narrow streets, half-timbered houses and canals, is one of the finest old city centres in France. Strasbourg is accessible by TGV from Paris, and easily accessible from Germany and Benelux as its mentioned in France city map. Lyon has an historic centre, between the rivers Saône and Rhône. The Place Bellecour is a fine urban piazza. To the west of the Rhone the old quarter of Fourvière rises steeply up from the quais of the Saône. The urban ensemble, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, is attractive and historic but not breathtaking.
Toulouse, the "pink city" has an attractive and quite distinctive old centre with a distinct Mediterranean flavour. Worth visiting are the magnificent St Sernin basilica, the Jacobins church and cloisters, and the Place du Capitole, a very fine city piazza. The Bemberg foundation is one of the better provincial French art galleries. Marseille, this ancient Mediterranean port has a vibrant city centre, with its main thoroughfare La Canebière as you can see in France city map. Worth seeing are the city cathedrals and the medieval St. Laurent church. The old port area is very attractive, and boat trips can be taken to the historic fortress on the Ile d'If, lying in the middle of the bay. Bordeaux, this great old port city, on the banks of Gironde estuary in southwest France, has a large old centre, much of it dating from the 17th to 19th centuries with some fine monuments. and a good art gallery.
The old city centre of Lille is famous for its Flemish squares and belfries. See also the 17th century Citadel, and the Lille art gallery, reputed to be the second best in France after the Louvre as its shown in France city map. Nantes, the old city centre has narrow pedestrian streets, with an almost Parisian feel. The city two main monuments are the St. Pierre cathedral and the Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany. A naval port city with an industrial heritage, Toulon has an attractive old quarter near the old port; but it is the city beautiful Provençal hinterland and the fine coast to the east and the west that are generally more visited than the city itself.