20 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 38 games each, over 38 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. fairplay ranking.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1-2 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League Group stage
3 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers
4 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers
5-6 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue outcomes)
Relegation from the league:
18-20 place: relegated to 2016/2017 Ligue 2
Promotion to the league:
3 teams from 2015/2016 Ligue 2
Changes from last season:
Evian TG, Metz and Lens relegated to Ligue 2
Troyes, Gazélec Ajaccio and Angers promoted from Ligue 2