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Departments.

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Number
Department
Description
1
Ain
Ain is a département named after the Ain River. Bordering Switzerland. The département has the Ain River running through it, from North to South. The west side of Ain consists of plains and low plateaus. The east is more mountainous, with the Jura mountains range.
2
Aisne
Aisne is a département situated in the northern part of France and is named after the Aisne River. Aisne borders the Ardennes Forest and has Belgium to the north east. The Aisne River runs from east to west, and then joins the Oise River. Masses of rock dominate the landscape. These rocks appear all over the region, the most impressive examples are probably to be found at Laon and also the Chemin des Dames ridge.
3
Allier
Allier is a département in south-central France and it is named after the Allier River. Allier is the most productive agricultural area of the Auvergne region. Famous for its water : Vichy.
4
Aslpes-de-Hte-Provence
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is a French département situated in the south of France. It is a mountainous region with peaks reaching over 8,000 feet. Known for its fruit growing industry the climate is very dry and arid.
5
Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes is a département situated in south eastern France, it is named after the Alps mountain range. Italy borders it on the east side. The Queyras valley is also on the east part of the department and it is noted as being an area of outstanding beauty.
6
Alpe-Martimes
Alpes-Maritimes is situated in the extreme south east corner of France. The Alpes-Maritimes départment includes the famous French Riviera coast line of the Mediterranean Sea, and the principality of Monaco and Italy are to the east.
7
Ardèche
The Ardèche department is in the Rhone Valley and French Alps region of France. Famous for its rivers and streams it is popular with all canoe and kayak fans.
8
Ardennes
Being in the Champagne region of France with Belgium as a neighbour, the very dense woodlands region with the river Meuse the Ardennes is a very interesting area of natural beauty.
9
Ariège
The Ariège department is in the Pyrennes region of France. With its mountains, prehistoric caves, castles and medieval villages this department has a varied landscape.
10
Aube
In the Champagne region of France the Aube is named after the river which flows through the area before joining the Seine, Aube is a land of lush fertile fields and dense forests.
11
Aude
The heart of the Cathare world, Carcassonne is the capital of the department - Langeudoc-Rousillon. An area with a rich history located between the sea and mountains.
12
Aveyron
located in the Pyrennes region of France, noted for its stunning gorges
13
Bouches-du-Rhône
Being in the Provence region of France with one of the most important ports in Europe, the historical importance of the area has created a rich mixture of cultures and traditions.
14
Calvados
Famous for its Calvados Apple liquer and its beaches being used for the D-Day landings during the Second World War this department is in the north of France.
15
Cantal
Its wonderful Cheese is what this department of France is famous for - situated in the Auvergne region of france
16
Charente
A beautiful scenic part of France with country side full of vines and sunflowers, it has many rivers, old mills and small villages.
17
Charente-Maritime
Situated on the West coast of France this department is well know for its port of La Rochelle a major holiday destination.
18
Cher
The department used to called the Berry, situated on the western side of the Loire river, in the Loire Region, there are many Chateaux. The main city is Bourges.
19
Corrèze
Situated in the Limousin region, named after the Corrèze River.
2A
Corse-du-Sud
The Large island of Corsica is divided into 2 deparments, the north and the South. The island is famouse for is interior or mountains and rivers and it beautiful beaches and stunning scenery.
2B
Haute-Corse
The north of Corsica is more rugged than the south, with much natural beauty, and its nature reserves.
21
Côte d'Or
This french department is rich in history and culture. With the famous Burgundy wines produced here betwwen Dijon and Beaune.
22
Côtes-d'Amor
Côtes-du-Nord was one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. Situated in the Brittany region of France
23
Creuse
Located on the north-western border of the Massif Central Creuse, Limousin, is one of France's best kept secrets
24
Dordogne
A beautiful part of France, in the Aquitaine region of France, famous for its countryside, wonderful food, including truffles, cepes and duck, this department has plenty of history, playing an important part in the 100 year war.
25
Doubs
This is the start of the main mountain region of France, - Franche Comte, the Doub marks the beinnings of the Jura hills.
26
Drôme
The department found in the Provence region, famous for its sport activities and gastronomy
27
Eure
Eure was one of the original 83 departments, being in the Normandy region of France.
28
Eure-et-Loir
Eure-et-Loir is part of the current region of Centre (Val de Loire)
29
Finistère
The wild and rocky Brittany coast, pointing towards the Atlantic ocean.
30
Gard
 
31
Haure-Garonne
 
32
Gers
 
33
Gironde
 
34
Hérault
 
35
Ille-et-Vilaine
 
36
Indre
 
37
Indre-et-Loire
 
38
Isère
 
39
Jura
 
40
Landes
 
41
Loir-et-Cher
 
42
Loire
 
43
Haure-Loire
 
44
Loire-Atlantique
 
45
Loiret
 
46
Lot
 
47
Lot-et-Garonne
 
48
Lozère
 
49
Maine-et-Loire
 
50
Manche
 
51
Marne
 
52
Haute-Marne
 
53
Mayenne
 
54
Meurthe-et-Moselle
 
55
Meuse
 
56
Morbihan
 
57
Moselle
 
58
Nièvre
 
59
Nord
 
60
Oise
 
61
Orne
 
62
Pas-de-Calais
 
63
Puy-de-Dôme
 
64
Pyrénnées-Atlantique
 
65
Haute-Pyrénées
 
66
Pyrénées-Orientales
 
67
Bas-Rhin

With Strasbourg as the capital of this region - Alsace - the European parliament is seated here. The river Rhine has always been of great importance to the area, providing, communication, industry and historical conflict.

68
Haute-Rhin
 
69
Rhône
 
70
Haute-Saône
 
71
Saône-et-Loire
 
72
Sarthe
 
73
Savoie
 
74
Haute-Savoie
 
75
Paris
 
76
Seine-Maritime
 
77
Yvelines
 
78
Deux-Sèvres
 
79
Somme
 
80
Somme
 
81
Tarn
 
82
Tarn-et-Garonne
 
83
Var
 
84
Vaucluse
 
85
Vendée
 
86
Vienne
 
87
Haute-Vienne
 
88
Vosges
 
89
Yonne
 
90
Territoire de Belfort
 
91
Essone
 
92
Hauts-de-Seine
 
93
Seine-Saint-Denis
 
94
Val-de-Marne
 
95
Val-d'Oise