France is divided up into regions, then sub-divided into departments. There are smaller sub-divisions into prefectures, cantons etc.
Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur is one of the regions of France often referred to as PACA. Strangely none of places in PACA are departments! Although Provence and Cote d’Azur are well know “areas” although there is much debate about their extent and borders.
Villas facing the crystalline blue of the splits, farmhouses and country houses withÂ green olive shades on the shutters and limed colourful facades,Â are the strong accents of the south.
The Bouches du Rhone are also well known for their santons fabrics.
Nearly 20 km. long and 4 km. wide, with cliffs rising up till 400 meters, the Calanques are stretching from Marseille to Cassis.
A natural and protected park of 85,000ha where you can see pink flamingos, herons and cormorants, Camargue is composed of vast plains of wetlands, ponds and rice paddies.
Situated on the left of Luberon, some sharp peaked hills with calcified crests, rough land, are called the Alpilles. Between Arles and ST Remy de Provence, the Alpilles extend for 25km. surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and almond trees.