Amiens is a city and commune in the north of France, 120 km north of Paris. It is the préfecture ( capital city) of the Somme département. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiens"
Angers is a city in France in the département of Maine-et-Loire, 191 miles south-west of Paris. (The area surrounding Angers is more popularly known by its pre-revolutionary, provincial name, Anjou.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Angers"
Beauvais is a town and commune of northern France, préfecture (capital) of the Oise département. Population (1999): city: 57,355 (beauvaisiens); city and suburbs: 59,003; urban area (in French: aire urbaine): 100,733. It lies about 90 km north of Paris. ...more on Wikipedia about "Beauvais"
Besançon is a French city in the département of Doubs, of which it is the préfecture. ...more on Wikipedia about "Besançon"
Brest is a city in the Bretagne région, north-west France, sous-préfecture of the Finistère département. Located on the western tip of the Brittany peninsula, the city is an important port and naval base. Population of the city: 146,000 inhabitants as of 2004 estimates; population of the metropolitan area: 303,484 inhabitants as of 1999 census. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brest, France"
Caen is a city and a commune of northwestern France. It is the préfecture (administrative capital) of the Calvados département, and the capital of the administrative Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy) région. Population 115,000, total urban sprawl around 200,000. The inhabitants are called Caennais. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caen"
Clermont-Ferrand is a city and commune of France, in the Auvergne région, with a population of approximately 140,000. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clermont-Ferrand"
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Dijon ( ) is a city in eastern France, the préfecture (administrative capital) of the Côte-d'Or département and of the Bourgogne région. Dijon is the historical capital of the province of Burgundy. Population (1999): 149,867 for the commune; 240,000 for the greater Dijon area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dijon"
Le Havre is a city in Normandy, northern France, on the English Channel, at the mouth of the Seine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Le Havre"
Le Mans ( pronounced in French) is a city in France, located on the Sarthe River. It is the préfecture (capital) of the Sarthe département. ...more on Wikipedia about "Le Mans"
Limoges (Limòtges in Occitan) is a city and commune in France, the préfecture of the Haute-Vienne département, and the administrative capital of the Limousin région. Population city : 137,502 (limougeauds), urban area: 247,944. ...more on Wikipedia about "Limoges"
Marseille (English alternative spelling Marseilles) (pronounced in standard French, in local Marseilles accent) ( Provençal: Marsiho or Marsilha, both pronounced ) is the second largest city in France and the third metropolitan area, with 1,516,340 inhabitants at the 1999 census. Located in the former province of Provence and on the Mediterranean Sea, it is France's largest commercial port and the largest in the Mediterranean. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marseille"
Montbéliard ( German: Mömpelgard) is a commune in the Doubs département, in eastern France. It is one of the two sous-préfectures of the département. ...more on Wikipedia about "Montbéliard"
Nancy (pronounced in French) ( German: Nanzig) is a city and commune which is the préfecture (capital) of the Meurthe-et-Moselle département, in the Lorraine région of northeastern France. The metropolitan area ( aire urbaine) of Nancy had a population of 410,508 inhabitants at the 1999 census, 103,605 of whom lived in the city of Nancy proper (105,100 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2004 estimates). ...more on Wikipedia about "Nancy"
Nîmes is a city and commune of southern France, préfecture (capital) of the Gard département. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nîmes"
Perpignan ( French: Perpignan; Catalan Perpinyà) is a commune and the préfecture (administrative capital city) of the Pyrénées-Orientales département in southern France. Perpignan was the capital of the former province and county of Roussillon (French Catalonia or Northern Catalonia). It is also capital of the historical Catalonian comarca of Rosselló. ...more on Wikipedia about "Perpignan"
Saint-Denis (or unofficially Saint-Denis de la Réunion for disambiguation) is the préfecture (administrative capital) of the French overseas région and overseas département of Réunion, in the Indian Ocean. ...more on Wikipedia about "Saint-Denis, Réunion"
Saint-Étienne is a city in the central eastern part of France, 60 km (40 miles) southwest of Lyon. Located in the Rhône-Alpes région, Saint-Étienne is the préfecture (capital) of the Loire département. It is situated in the Massif Central. ...more on Wikipedia about "Saint-Étienne"
Toulon (Tolon in Provençal) is a city in southern France and a large military harbor on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur région, Toulon is the préfecture (capital) of the Var département, in the former province of Provence. ...more on Wikipedia about "Toulon"
Valenciennes is a town and commune in northern France in the Nord département on the Scheldt river. While the city and region had seen a steady decline between 1975 and 1990, it has hence rebounded. As of 1999, the commune has a population of 41,278 while the entire urban area numbers 399,677. This renewed growth is particularly notable for Valenciennes, as well as some suburbs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Valenciennes"
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