Chemillé Maine-Et-Loire : quarterly or a bend sinister gules and gules a bend sinister or. Amiens Somme : Gules an ivy branch covering the field argent, on a chief France ancient. Belley Ain : Argent a wolf rampant vert. Castres Tarn : argent four piles issuant from the sinister flank gules, on a chief France modern. Bazas Gironde : Gules a city gate, on its battlements Saint John Baptist and his executioner about to behead him, all or. Saint-Junien Haute-Vienne : Azure a lion crowned with a closed crown or. The capital of Franche-Comté for a long time, the upper arms are those of the province.
Béthune Pas-de-Calais : argent a fess gules. Because of this, the area hosts many tourists each year. Embrun Hautes-Alpes : Gules a cross argent. Verdun Meuse : Azure a city with a cathedral and enclosed by walls all or. The four pallets appear with an escarbuncle over all on a seal of 1243. Trévoux Ain : Argent a tower gules windows, port and masoned sable, on a chief France modern.
Mantes-la-Jolie Yvelines : per pale dimidiated azure a fleur-de-lys or and gules an oak tree eradicated vert fructed argent. On a seal of 1424. Grenoble Isère : Or three roses gules. Aurillac Cantal : gules three escallops argent, a chief France modern. Nontron Dordogne : Azure a tower argent the port gules between two fleurs-de-lys or.
Mézières Ardennes : Gules the capital letter M beneath two rakes or. Along with Picardie, it is the place of origin for most of the Acadian and Cajun populations located in North America. Fréjus Var : Gules a cross argent on a chief France modern. Chauny Aisne : Azure a castle within an orle of fleurs-de-lys all or. Munster Haut-Rhin : Argent a church portal between two towers with pyramidal roofs, all three surmounted by a cross each, all gules. Hopefully, we've made this task easier. France-in-Europe, excluding overseas departments and territories.
Bapaume Pas-de-Calais : Azure three hands dexter argent. Arms of French Cities: alphabetical Please see the first. The lion appears among other figures on a 1320 seal. In 1816 a sword was added held by the lion, in commemoration of the siege of 1793. Plombières-les-Bains Vosges : or on a bend gules three eagles argent, over all a label argent.
Saint-Denis Seine-Saint-Denis : Azure semy-de-lys or. Monistrol-sur-Loire Haute-Loire : Azure an arm issuant from dexter holding a crozier and a sword per pale in sinister, all argent. On a seal of 1398. The French National Statistics Office reports that there are 123 cities in France with a population larger than 50,000, as of 2010. List of French Cities Whether you're in the middle of France near the warm Mediterranean coast, you'll find a place to visit or wish you were visiting on this list of French cities, organized by region. Bruyères Vosges : Azure on a mound a tower between a house and a church, beneath three stars in chief all argent. Arms of the counts of Nevers, granted in 1223 by Mathilda I.
Supposedly, the wolf bleiz in Celtic is a canting device. Digne Alpes-Mar : Azure a fleur-de-lys or between the letters L on each side the one on the sinister side contourné , the letter D in point and a cross in chief all argent. Cassel Nord : a key with two wards on a seal of 1246. Brisach Haut-Rhin : gules a mount of six hillocks argent, on a chief France modern. It was the first city to receive this honor. Saint-Dizier Haute-Marne : Azure a castle with two towers and a dungeon within argent, the port gules, the dungeon between the letters S and D of the second.
The cross on a seal of 1240. Lombez Gers : Gules a lance per bend argent. The cross probably recalls Antibes as a port of departure for crusades. Joinville Haute-Marne : Azure three barnacles extended or, on a chief argent a lion issuant gules. Rochefort-sur-Mer Charente-Mar : per fess, per pale azure a star of six points radiant or and or on a mount a tower embattled sable, and sable on a sea a ship argent sails or. Noyon Oise : Argent a fess gules.
The cross was conferred by a Imperial decree of May 22 1815, confirmed in 1831, to commemorate the city's resistance during the invasion of France in 1814. Mainland France and Corsica are divided into 22 metropolitan regions and five overseas regions that include French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and Reunion. Chapelle-d'Armentiès Nord : Argent a fleur-de-lys gules beneath a sun and a moon or. The town belonged to a powerful abbey whose abbess was princess of the Empire. The castle appears on the obverse and the cross on the reverse of a 1244 seal.