French French Vocabulary for Places

Learn how to say various places in French. This page offers essential vocabulary relevant to places.


The French word for city is 'ville'. You would use it in the same way as you use city in English. It is used to describe a large or important town. Some examples in French sentences are: Je vis à New York City which translates to 'I live in New York City', and Paris est une belle ville which translates to 'Paris is a beautiful city'.

Example sentences with  ville

The French word for 'area' is 'zone'. It can be used in several contexts much like in English, including referencing a portion of a particular space or an extent of a particular locality.

Example sentences with  zone
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