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French region

Definitions of French region
  1. noun
    a geographical subdivision of France
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    French Riviera
    the French part of the Riviera
    Alsatia
    a region of northeastern France famous for its wines
    Anjou
    a former province of western France in the Loire valley
    Aquitaine
    a region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees
    Artois
    a former province of northern France near the English Channel (between Picardy and Flanders)
    Auvergne
    a region in central France
    Basse-Normandie
    a division of Normandy
    Bourgogne
    a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
    Bretagne
    a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
    Centre
    a low-lying region in central France
    Champagne-Ardenne
    a region of northeastern France
    Corsica
    a region of France on the island of Corsica; birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte
    Franche-Comte
    a former province of eastern France
    Gascogne
    a region of southwestern France
    Haute-Normandie
    a division of Normandy
    Ile-de-France
    a region of north central France including Paris and the area around it
    Languedoc-Roussillon
    a region in south central France; named after the medieval dialect of French that was spoken there
    Limousin
    a region of central France to the west of the Auvergne mountains
    Lothringen
    an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits
    Martinique
    an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France
    Mayenne
    a department of northwestern France in the Pays de la Loire region
    Midi-Pyrenees
    a region in southwestern France
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais
    a region in northeastern France
    Pays de la Loire
    an agricultural region of western France on the Bay of Biscay
    Picardie
    a region of northern France on the English Channel
    Poitou-Charentes
    a low-lying region of west central France on the Bay of Biscay
    Rhone-Alpes
    a mountainous region of eastern France drained by the Rhone and Saone and Isere rivers
    Provence
    a former province of southeastern France; now administered with Cote d'Azur
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    geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
    a demarcated area of the Earth
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