Population of Cities in France (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
38
100,000 to 1 Million
887
10,000 to 100,000
  • Paris
  • Marseille
  • Lyon
  • Toulouse
  • Nice
  • Nantes
  • Strasbourg
  • Montpellier
  • Bordeaux
  • Lille
  • Rennes
  • Reims
  • Le Havre
  • Cergy-Pontoise
  • Saint-Etienne
  • Toulon
  • Angers
  • Grenoble
  • Dijon
  • Nimes
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  • Brest
  • Le Mans
  • Amiens
  • Tours
  • Limoges
  • Clermont-Ferrand
  • Villeurbanne
  • Besancon
  • Orleans
  • Metz
  • Rouen
  • Mulhouse
  • Perpignan
  • Caen
  • Boulogne-Billancourt
  • Nancy
  • Argenteuil
  • Saint-Denis
  • Roubaix
  • Tourcoing
  • Montreuil
  • Avignon
  • Marseille 13
  • Asnieres-sur-Seine
  • Nanterre
  • Poitiers
  • Versailles
  • Courbevoie

Despite being one of the most populous countries in the world, it surprisingly only has one city with a population that exceeds one million residents. However, there are over 100 cities that have a population of over 50,000, 38 that have over 100,000 and hundreds of smaller cities and towns which make this country one of the most populated in the world. In France, there are several classifications for its populated areas, including urban areas (metropolitans), urban units (classified as the densely populated agglomeration of metro areas) and communes (boroughs with municipal councils.) Many of the communes of France have tens of thousands of residents, further adding to the population of this country.

France is made up of 22 metropolitan regions and five overseas regions that include French Guiana and Martinique. The country also has dependent areas, including French Polynesia. These are similar to territories like Puerto Rico in the United States. Like other countries around the world, France's population is divided between urban and rural cities, and in 2014, it was determined that the rural population exceeded 13 million, which showed a significant increase following rural population declines in the recent past. However, this doesn't mean that the population in more urban areas has decreased. In fact, it's continuing to show a pattern of steady growth with the current birth rate as well as continued immigration to the larger cities of France.

France has 1 cities with more than a million people, 38 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 887 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in France is Paris, with a population of 2,138,551 people.

Paris

France's capital city is known for art, fashion and a leader in finance in commerce.

2,138,551

Marseille

Marseille is home to France's largest port, following a long history of being the country's center of trade.

794,811

Lyon

Lyon's cuisine and landmarks are some of the most notable in the country.

472,317

Toulouse

Once named the most dynamic city in France, Toulouse is a nationwide leader in aerospace.

433,055

Nice

The beauty and history of Nice make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

338,620

Nantes

This 'European Green Capital' is one of the cleanest cities in France and has been honored for its innovation.

277,269

Strasbourg

This city's history led it to being named a World Heritage site.

274,845

Montpellier

Its higher education institutions are just one of the reasons that Montpellier is France's fastest-growing city.

248,252

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is considered the capital of the world's wine industry, and its namesake wine has been made since the 8th century.

231,844

Lille

Following an urban renovation project, the city was once named a European Capital of Culture.

228,328

Name 2018 Population Location
Paris2,138,551Map
Marseille794,811Map
Lyon472,317Map
Toulouse433,055Map
Nice338,620Map
Nantes277,269Map
Strasbourg274,845Map
Montpellier248,252Map
Bordeaux231,844Map
Lille228,328Map
Rennes209,375Map
Reims196,565Map
Le Havre185,972Map
Cergy-Pontoise183,430Map
Saint-Etienne176,280Map
Toulon168,701Map
Angers168,279Map
Grenoble158,552Map
Dijon149,782Map
Nimes148,236Map
Aix-en-Provence146,821Map
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines146,598Map
Brest144,899Map
Le Mans144,515Map
Amiens143,086Map
Tours141,621Map
Limoges141,176Map
Clermont-Ferrand138,681Map
Villeurbanne131,445Map
Besancon128,426Map
Orleans124,149Map
Metz123,914Map
Rouen112,787Map
Mulhouse111,430Map
Perpignan110,706Map
Caen110,624Map
Boulogne-Billancourt108,782Map
Nancy105,334Map
Argenteuil101,475Map
Saint-Denis96,128Map
Roubaix95,721Map
Tourcoing91,574Map
Montreuil90,652Map
Avignon89,769Map
Marseille 1389,316Map
Asnieres-sur-Seine86,742Map
Nanterre86,719Map
Poitiers85,960Map
Versailles85,416Map
Courbevoie85,158Map
Creteil84,833Map
Pau82,697Map
Colombes82,300Map
Vitry-sur-Seine81,001Map
Aulnay-sous-Bois80,615Map
Marseille 0878,837Map
Marseille 1577,770Map
Marseille 0976,868Map
La Rochelle76,810Map
Champigny-sur-Marne76,726Map
Rueil-Malmaison76,616Map
Antibes76,393Map
Saint-Maur-des-Fosses75,402Map
Calais74,433Map
Beziers74,081Map
Dunkerque71,287Map
Aubervilliers70,914Map
Cannes70,011Map
Merignac69,791Map
Bourges67,987Map
Saint-Nazaire67,054Map
Colmar65,405Map
Valence63,864Map
Quimper63,849Map
Drancy62,488Map
Noisy-le-Grand62,420Map
Villeneuve-d'Ascq62,400Map
La Seyne-sur-Mer62,330Map
Levallois-Perret62,178Map
Marseille 1461,920Map
Chambery61,640Map
Issy-les-Moulineaux61,447Map
Neuilly-sur-Seine61,300Map
Troyes60,785Map
Antony59,845Map
La Roche-sur-Yon59,410Map
Marseille 1258,734Map
Lorient58,112Map
Sarcelles57,979Map
Pessac57,944Map
Ivry-sur-Seine57,897Map
Evreux57,795Map
Venissieux57,584Map
Cergy57,576Map
Clichy57,467Map
Marseille 1156,792Map
Saint-Quentin55,407Map
Niort54,660Map
Belfort54,562Map
Ajaccio54,364Map
Vannes54,020Map
Sartrouville53,980Map
Maisons-Alfort53,964Map
Meaux53,811Map
Blois53,660Map
Brive-la-Gaillarde53,466Map
Arles53,431Map
Beauvais53,393Map
Chateauroux53,301Map
Cholet53,160Map
Frejus53,098Map
Pantin52,922Map
Saint-Brieuc52,774Map
Montauban52,434Map
Charleville-Mezieres52,415Map
Albi52,409Map
Tarbes52,106Map
Fontenay-sous-Bois52,075Map
Evry51,900Map
Clamart51,400Map
Marseille 1051,299Map
Chalons-en-Champagne51,257Map
Narbonne50,776Map
Saint-Malo50,676Map
Laval50,489Map
Hyeres50,487Map
Carcassonne49,600Map
Angouleme49,468Map
Annecy49,232Map
Bondy48,268Map
Le Blanc-Mesnil48,077Map
Villejuif48,048Map
Grasse47,581Map
Sevran47,334Map
Castres47,275Map
Chalon-sur-Saone47,251Map
Marseille 0447,193Map
Arras47,052Map
Boulogne-sur-Mer47,013Map
Chelles46,947Map
Cagnes-sur-Mer46,923Map
Saint-Herblain46,898Map
Douai46,531Map
Epinay-sur-Seine46,145Map
Vincennes45,923Map
Martigues45,749Map
Marseille 0345,414Map
Bourg-en-Bresse45,340Map
Bobigny44,962Map
Montlucon44,960Map
Aubagne44,844Map
Valenciennes44,821Map
Suresnes44,697Map
Meudon44,652Map
Marseille 0544,583Map
Bayonne44,396Map
Istres44,373Map
Thionville44,311Map
Mantes-la-Jolie44,263Map
Compiegne44,243Map
Nevers43,988Map
Chartres43,838Map
Marseille 0643,360Map
Le Cannet43,353Map
Wattrelos42,826Map
Caluire-et-Cuire42,763Map
Gap42,715Map
Talence42,579Map
Ales42,410Map
Gennevilliers42,294Map
Saint-Priest41,641Map
Rosny-sous-Bois41,627Map
Auxerre41,516Map
Salon-de-Provence41,397Map
Saint-Germain-en-Laye41,142Map
Bastia41,001Map
Marseille 0140,919Map
Sete40,736Map
Anglet40,658Map
Puteaux40,646Map
Corbeil-Essonnes40,527Map
Garges-les-Gonesse39,847Map
Roanne39,840Map
Savigny-sur-Orge39,698Map
Epinal39,518Map
Livry-Gargan39,518Map
Saint-Ouen39,353Map
Reze39,248Map
Montigny-le-Bretonneux39,063Map
Noisy-le-Sec38,955Map
Melun38,953Map
Bagneux38,900Map
Massy38,768Map
Haguenau38,721Map
Montrouge38,708Map
Marcq-en-Baroeul38,629Map
Vitrolles38,591Map
Draguignan38,573Map
Lens38,265Map
Gagny38,134Map
Saint-Chamond38,014Map
Bron37,825Map
Vaulx-en-Velin37,489Map
Joue-les-Tours37,466Map
Alfortville37,290Map
La Courneuve37,287Map
Chatellerault37,210Map
Villepinte37,114Map
Cambrai36,492Map
Poissy36,431Map
Conflans-Sainte-Honorine36,358Map
Mont-de-Marsan36,205Map
Plaisir36,121Map
Marseille 0735,981Map
Marignane35,873Map
Dieppe35,707Map
Montelimar35,637Map
Tremblay-en-France35,591Map
Choisy-le-Roi35,590Map
Saint-Martin-d'Heres35,528Map
Macon35,484Map
Romans-sur-Isere35,002Map
Saint-Raphael34,918Map
Pontault-Combault34,798Map
Six-Fours-les-Plages34,779Map
Perigueux34,770Map
Aurillac34,724Map
Neuilly-sur-Marne34,465Map
Lievin34,370Map
Agen34,367Map
Franconville34,284Map
Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois33,689Map
Maubeuge33,684Map
Bagnolet33,504Map
Saumur33,229Map
Biarritz33,188Map
La Ciotat33,113Map
Echirolles33,088Map
Villefranche-sur-Saone32,994Map
Chatenay-Malabry32,715Map
Stains32,601Map
Chatillon32,383Map
Vienne32,293Map
Schiltigheim32,289Map
Les Mureaux32,134Map
Le Perreux-sur-Marne32,015Map
Guyancourt31,989Map
Palaiseau31,987Map
Saint-Dizier31,918Map
Creil31,863Map
Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy31,785Map
Thonon-les-Bains31,684Map
Bethune31,568Map
Colomiers31,363Map
Nogent-sur-Marne31,236Map
Athis-Mons31,225Map
Viry-Chatillon31,131Map
Houilles31,121Map
Soissons31,100Map
Dreux31,058Map
Charenton-le-Pont30,910Map
Villeneuve-Saint-Georges30,881Map
Elancourt30,831Map
Alencon30,786Map
Sotteville-les-Rouen30,619Map
Orange30,530Map
Villenave-d'Ornon30,347Map
Pontoise30,290Map
Villiers-sur-Marne30,252Map
Chatou30,091Map
Goussainville30,047Map
Lomme29,892Map
Vierzon29,876Map
Saint-Medard-en-Jalles29,742Map
Thiais29,724Map
Carpentras29,709Map
L'Hay-les-Roses29,703Map
Menton29,649Map
Saint-Laurent-du-Var29,516Map
Saintes29,512Map
Rochefort29,427Map
Malakoff29,420Map
Draveil29,316Map
Saint-Leu29,278Map
Saint-Sebastien-sur-Loire29,238Map
Le Chesnay29,154Map
Tournefeuille29,124Map
Clichy-sous-Bois29,062Map
Chaumont28,981Map
Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray28,953Map
Meyzieu28,929Map
Yerres28,897Map
Montbeliard28,865Map
Saint-Cloud28,839Map
Sens28,700Map
Laon28,688Map
Lambersart28,613Map
Trappes28,367Map
Rodez28,337Map
Bergerac28,317Map
Annemasse28,275Map
La Garde28,257Map
Ermont28,117Map
Rillieux-la-Pape28,076Map
Villemomble28,001Map
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine27,914Map
Le Kremlin-Bicetre27,867Map
Champs-sur-Marne27,776Map
Aix-les-Bains27,651Map
Bezons27,570Map
Vallauris27,286Map
Taverny27,271Map
Illkirch-Graffenstaden27,261Map
La Teste-de-Buch27,253Map
Epernay27,082Map
Villiers-le-Bel27,028Map
Vichy27,019Map
Sannois26,869Map
Gonesse26,758Map
Vigneux-sur-Seine26,692Map
Cavaillon26,689Map
Rambouillet26,674Map
Cherbourg-Octeville26,655Map
Armentieres26,646Map
Lunel26,588Map
Cachan26,540Map
Le Grand-Quevilly26,522Map
Abbeville26,461Map
La Garenne-Colombes26,385Map
Montigny-les-Metz26,369Map
Vanves26,068Map
Vernon26,037Map
Savigny-le-Temple25,925Map
Dole25,878Map
Villeneuve-sur-Lot25,869Map
Les Ulis25,785Map
Marseille 0225,779Map
Oyonnax25,697Map
Oullins25,592Map
Le Creusot25,590Map
Henin-Beaumont25,371Map
Orvault25,338Map
Coudekerque-Branche25,201Map
Herblay25,153Map
Ris-Orangis25,082Map
Sucy-en-Brie25,014Map
Grigny24,940Map
Fresnes24,803Map
Bourgoin24,790Map
Romainville24,772Map
Fontenay-aux-Roses24,680Map
Decines-Charpieu24,674Map
Saint-Die-des-Vosges24,628Map
Fontaine24,588Map
Auch24,494Map
Bruay-la-Buissiere24,474Map
Lisieux24,473Map
Sarreguemines24,446Map
Torcy24,386Map
Gradignan24,385Map
Lanester24,352Map
Bretigny-sur-Orge24,317Map
Muret24,313Map
Bois-Colombes24,300Map
Blagnac24,263Map
Herouville-Saint-Clair24,258Map
Libourne24,240Map
Le Bouscat24,232Map
Miramas24,173Map
Beaune24,162Map
Eaubonne24,096Map
Brunoy24,096Map
Villeparisis23,931Map
Montfermeil23,829Map
Sevres23,724Map
Fougeres23,719Map
Saint-Pol-sur-Mer23,635Map
La Madeleine23,572Map
Gif-sur-Yvette23,541Map
Bourgoin-Jallieu23,517Map
Begles23,504Map
Cahors23,331Map
Millau23,307Map
Hazebrouck23,307Map
Grande-Synthe23,213Map
La Valette-du-Var23,134Map
Moulins23,095Map
Mont-Saint-Aignan23,078Map
Etampes23,012Map
Mons-en-Baroeul23,006Map
Agde23,001Map
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone22,977Map
Vertou22,921Map
Montgeron22,843Map
Maisons-Laffitte22,772Map
Le Puy-en-Velay22,718Map
Le Petit-Quevilly22,691Map
Lormont22,636Map
Olivet22,604Map
Acheres22,555Map
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