List of rivers of France

This is a list of rivers that are at least partially in France. The rivers are grouped by sea or ocean. The rivers flowing into the sea are sorted along the coast. Rivers flowing into other rivers are listed by the rivers they flow into. Some rivers (e.g. Sûre/Sauer) do not flow through France themselves, but they are mentioned for having French tributaries. They are given in italics. For clarity, only rivers that are longer than 50 km (or have longer tributaries) are shown.

In French, rivers are traditionally classified either as fleuves when they flow into the sea (or into a desert or lake), or as rivières when they flow into another river. The fleuves are shown in bold.

For an alphabetical overview of rivers of France, see the category Rivers of France.

Tributary list

North Sea

The rivers in this section are sorted north-east (Netherlands) to south-west (Calais).

English Channel

The rivers in this section are sorted east (Calais) to west (Brest).

Atlantic Ocean

The rivers in this section are sorted north (Brest) to south (Spain).

Mediterranean Sea

The rivers in this section are sorted west (Spain) to east (Italy).


The rivers in this section are listed counterclockwise around the Corsican coast starting from Cap Corse.

Po basin (Adriatic Sea)

French Guiana

Longest rivers

The river lengths in the table below refer to the part of the rivers on French territory.

# Name Length
1 Loire 1,006 625
2 Seine 776 482
3 Rhônea 544 338
4 Garonnea 529 329
5 Marne 514 319
6 Meusea 463 288
7 Lot 485 301
8 Dordogne 483 300
9 Saône 473 294
10 Doubsa 430 270
11 Allier 421 262
12 Charente 381 237
13 Tarn 380 240
14 Cher 368 229
15 Vienne 363 226
16 Aisne 356 221
17 Durance 323 201
18 Loir 319 198
19 Oisea 316 196
20 Mosellea 314 195

a Excluding the part of the river not on French territory.

See also

Notes and references