Alsace is one of 26 french regions, located on the eastern border of France,
on the west bank of the Upper Rhine, adjacent to Germany and Switzerland. Alsace
was part of the Holy Roman Empire and is still inhabited by people speaking a dialect
of Upper German.
In the course of the 17th century, Alsace was gradually put under French sovereignty
and made one of the provinces of France. View property for sale in Alsace on our
Aquitaine is bounded to the south by Spain, to the east by Midi-Pyrenees, to the
north by Poitou-Charentes and Limousin and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean (Bay
Major cities in Aquitaine include Bordeaux, Dordogne, Pau,Bayonne, Mont-de-Marsan,
Biarritz, and Perigueux. Smaller major city : Agen. A favourite area with the
british for buying a property in Aquitaine.
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Auvergne conists of the departements of Puy-de-Dome, Cantal, northwest of Haute-Loire,
and extreme south of Allier. The province of Auvergne is entirely contained inside
the Auvergne region.
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Lower Normandy is a region of France. It was created in 1956, when the Normandy
region was divided into Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie. The region includes
three departements, Calvados, Manche and Orne. It covers 10,857 square miles, 3.2
percent of the surface area of France (Northcutt, 1996, p. 181).
The region has direct ferry links to England (via the port of Cherbourg and Caen
Ouistreham) and the beaches of Calvados were the site of the D-Day landings in June
1944. View our properties for sale in Normandy.
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French: Bourgogne is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Celts (Gauls),
Romans, and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks.
Burgundians gave their name to the region. Later in time, the region was divided
between the duchy of Burgundy (west of Burgundy) and the county of Burgundy (east
The duchy of Burgundy is the most famous of the two, and the one which reached historical
fame. Later, the duchy of Burgundy became the French province of Burgundy, while
the county of Burgundy became the French province of Franche-Comté (literally meaning
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Brittany occupies a large peninsula in the northwest of France, lying between the
English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Its land area is
34,034 km² (13,137 sq. mi).
The region is divided into five departments: to the west is Finistere, Cotes-d'Armor
lies to the North, Ille-et-Vilaine is in the north-east, Loire-Atlantique is to
the south-east and Morbihan lies in the middle.
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The main feature of the region Centre is the Loire Valley. It includes the rich,
fertile valleys of the Loire River and its tributaries: Cher, Indre, Eure, etc.
It is in the Centre region that hosts the famous chateaux of the Loire Valley, which
attract many tourists to the region. Pays de la Loire region includes some beautiful
areas like Vendee with picturesque property for sale.
Champagne is in the northeast of France, bordering Belgium. It consists of four
departements: Aube, Ardennes, Haute-Marne, and Marne. Its rivers, all of which flow
west, include the Seine, the Marne, and the Aisne. Visitors often go to Champagne
because of its history and its world-famous wine.
However, their itineraries diverge when they discover the region's cultural heritage
and its cuisine: some visit Troyes and its ancient houses, others visit Langres
and its walls, and still others visit Épernay, Reims, or Colombey-les-deux-Eglises.
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Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is located west
of Italy, southeast of France, and north of the island of Sardinia. Although the
island is separated from the continental mainland by the Ligurian Sea, politically
Corsica is considered part of Metropolitan France.
Corsica is famed as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and offers some beautiful
property for sale throughout Corsica.
Franche Comte is a region and a traditional province of eastern France. It is formed
by the modern departments of Doubs, Jura, Haute-Saone and Territoire de Belfort
and has a population (2005) of 1,143,000. The principal cities are Besancon (the
historical and modern capital of the region), Belfort, and Montbeliard (Aire Urbaine
Other important cities are Dole (capital before the region was conquered by Louis
XIV in the late 17th century), Vesoul (capital of Haute-Saone), Arbois (the "wine
capital" of the Jura), and Lons-le-Saunier (capital of Jura).
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(Upper Normandy) is one of the 26 regions of France. It was created in 1956,
when Normandy was divided into Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie. This division
remains somewhat controversial, with some calling for a regrouping.
Rouen is the local capital, historically important with many fine churches and buildings.
The region is twinned with the London Borough of Redbridge in the United Kingdom.
The capital of Normandy is Rouen, known for its cathedral (highest in France)
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Ile de France
Ille de France created as the "District of the Paris Region" in 1961 and,
with borders unchanged, was transformed into the Ile-de-France region in 1976. Ile-de-France
is the most populated région of France, having more residents than Belgium, Greece,
or Sweden, and a comparable population to the America state of Ohio.
The region consists of 8 departments namely Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis,
Seine-et-Marne, Val-de-Marne, Val-d'Oise and Yvelines.
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