Map of France: Getting Around

Map of France

It is the most visited country in the world, with over 76 million visitors in 2010, but what is it exactly about France that lures us back again and again?

A quick glance at a map of France reveals hundreds of miles of coastline, a choice of world-famous cities such as Paris, Marseille, Nice, Cannes, Brest and Bourdeaux and borders with Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium. Visiting Paris might be top of the average tourist's list, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to planning a trip to France.

To the west is Brittany, famous for its chateauxs, cider, beer and rugged pink coastline. To the south east the Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region is home to the French Riviera and miles of golden Mediterranean beaches where billionaires anchor their yachts and Hollywood film stars hang out between films. A region of fine wine and cuisine and beautiful, colourful landscapes that attracted artists such as Picasso and Cezanne to capture its beauty. With the majestic Pyrenees to the south west and one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris, to the north, it's a country that demands repeat visits.

The Lonely Planet's (lonelyplanet.com/france) map of France comes with detailed guides on all the major tourist destinations and downloadable city guides and walking tours of Paris. Click on the map to find out more about a particular region.

Visit (map-of-france.co.uk) to find maps of France's 22 administrative regions, as well as a physical map of the whole country that gives a good impression of where the major cities are in relation to each other.

Google Maps (maps.google.com) provides basic maps of every town and city in France.

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