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The Regions of France


Najac, in AveyronAlsace

Renowned for picturesque villages, churches and castles, the forests and lakes of the Vosges mountains and the towns of Strasbourg, Colmar and Selestat.
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Aquitaine

Stretches down the south-west side of France to the Spanish border and includes the vineyards of Bordeaux and the dramatic scenery of the Dordogne.
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Auvergne

Mountainous central region, featuring the volcanic landscape of the puys, many forests and gentler farmland. Find holiday accommodation in Auvergne

Burgundy

Central region containing some of France's most famous wine-producing areas and historic towns such as Macon, Beaune and Dijon.
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Brittany

Region of rugged coastlines and mystical interior which has retained its proud Celtic identity. Find holiday accommodation in Brittany

Centre-Val De Loire

Region based upon the rich, fertile valleys of the Loire River and its tributaries, the Cher, Indre and Loiret. Centre contains many famous châteaux.
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Champagne-Ardenne

A region renowned for its wine b
ut also featuring magnificent forests and lakes, making it ideal for hiking and water sports. Find holiday accommodation in Champagne-Ardenne

Franche-Comte

Region bordering Switzerland and featuring rolling farmland, dense pine forest and the mountains and picturesque villages of the Jura.
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Ile-de-France

Metropolitan region mostly taken up by Paris. Find holiday accommodation in Ile De France

Languedoc-Roussillon

Region dominated by its vineyards but also featuring rugged mountainous areas in the north and the beaches of the Mediterranean in the south.
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Limousin

Central uplands region famous for its agriculture, including the renowned Limousin cattle, and its oak orchards, producing wood for wine and brandy barrels. Find holiday accommodation in Limousin

Lorraine

Once the industrial heartland of France, Lorraine is a land of forests and rolling countryside. Find holiday accommodation in Lorraine

Lower Normandy

Agricultural region famous for its apples, calvados, butter, cream and cheese. Find holiday accommodation in Normandy

Midi-Pyrenees

Stretching from the Pyrenees to the western edge of the Massif Central, its towns include Lourdes, Toulouse, Cahors and Rodez.
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Nord-Pas de Calais

Most northerly of the regions, once an industrial powerhouse but now revived by the Channel Tunnel and featuring charming country and coastal towns. Find holiday accommodation in Nord-Pas de Calais

Pays de la Loire

Region bordering Brittany and featuring both the Atlantic coastline and the charms of the Loire Valley.
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Picardy

South of the region is a scenic, hilly and forested area, while the north is a flat and largely agricultural plain. Location of many First World War battlefields. Find holiday accommodation in Picardy

Poitou-Charentes

The central part of France's Atlantic coastal plain, together with the gently undulating first foothills of the Massif Central. Famous for the production of Cognac. Find holiday accommodation in Poitou-Charentes

Provence-Alpes-Cotes d'Azur

Region containing some of France's best-known towns and scenery ranging from the Mediterranean coast to the lavender-scented countryside of Provence and the Alps. Find holiday accommodation in Provence-Alpes

Rhone-Alpes

Region boasting eight natural parks and wonderful and varied landscapes. Famous for its Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône wines.
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Upper Normandy

Based around the historic town of Rouen and including a fine coastline and the ports of Le Havre, Dieppe and Fecamp.
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