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This article lists the various overseas military bases of
France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consisting of metropolitan France and Overseas France, several overseas regions and territories. The metro ...
. The maintenance of overseas military bases enable the
French Armed Forces The French Armed Forces (french: Forces armées françaises) encompass the Army An army (from Latin ''arma'' "arms, weapons" via Old French ''armée'', "armed" eminine, ground force or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on la ...
to conduct
expeditionary warfare Expeditionary warfare is the deployment of a state's military A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically officially authorized and maint ...
, and often tend to be located in areas of strategic or diplomatic importance. In the French terminology, the "prepositioned forces" consist of the "sovereignty forces" based in the
Overseas France Overseas France (french: France d'outre-mer, ''l'Outre-mer'', or colloquially ''les DOM-TOM'') consists of all the French-administered territories outside Europe Europe is a continent A continent is one of several large landmass ...
and the "forces of presence" based abroad.


Sovereignty forces


Forces of presence


Other


See also

*
Power projection Power projection (or force projection) is a term used in military A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically officially authorized and ma ...
* List of countries with overseas military bases


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Forces prépositionnées
(defense.gouv.fr) Military installations of France in other countries, {{France-mil-stub