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Provence (Provençal Occitan: Provença in classical norm or Prouvènço in Mistralian norm) was a Roman province and now is a region of southeastern France on the Mediterranean Sea adjacent to Italy. It is part of the administrative région of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. The traditional region of Provence comprises the départements of Var, Vaucluse, and Bouches-du-Rhône and parts of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes. Provence is so named because it was one of the first provinces outside of Roman Italy. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Provençal (Provençau) is one of several dialects of Occitan spoken by a minority of people in southern France and other areas of France and Italy. ... Occitan, known also as Lenga dòc or Langue doc (Occitan: occitan, lenga dòc) is a Romance language spoken in Occitania (i. ... The Kingdom of France was organized into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département system superseded provinces. ... Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... Location Administration Capital Marseille Regional President Michel Vauzelle (PS) (since 1998) Départements Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Alpes-Maritimes Bouches-du-Rhône Hautes-Alpes Var Vaucluse Arrondissements 18 Cantons 237 Communes 963 Statistics Land area1 31,400 km² Population (Ranked 3rd)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Var is a département of southern France. ... The Vaucluse is a département in the southeast of France. ... Bouches-du-Rhône is a département in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. ... Alpes_de_Haute_Provence is a French département in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence. ... Alpes_Maritimes is a département in the extreme southeast corner of France. ...

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History

See also: Lower Burgundy

Provence has been inhabited since ancient times. It was known in ancient times as part of Narbonensis, inhabited by Ligurians and later Celts. The coastal strip was settled by Greeks and Phoenicians from around 600 BC onwards, with Marseille (known by the Romans as Massilia) becoming one of the great trading cities of the Mediterranean. It was progressively settled by the Romans from the 2nd century BC, eventually becoming a province of the Roman Empire. This gave it its name, from the Latin PROVINCIA (province), as Provence was one of the first areas conquered by Rome outside of Italy. Christianity arrived in Provence very early and the region was already extensively Christianised by the 3rd century AD, with numerous monasteries and churches being constructed. Provence fared badly in the aftermath of the fall of the Roman Empire, suffering repeated invasions: Visigoths in the 5th century, Franks in the 6th century and Arabs in the 8th century, as well as repeated raids by Berber pirates and slavers. It subsequently passed into hands of the Counts of Toulouse as a fief of the Counts of Barcelona (later Kings of Aragon). Lower Burgundy was a historical kingdom in Provence, in southeastern France. ... Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis, 120 AD Gallia Narbonensis was a Roman province located in what is now Provence in southern France. ... Ligurian may mean one of several things: Pertaining to the ancient Ligures Pertaining to modern Liguria Ligurian language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A Celtic cross. ... Phoenicia was an ancient civilization in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coastal plain of what is now Lebanon and Syria. ... Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC 620s BC 610s BC - 600s BC - 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC 560s BC 550s BC Events and Trends Fall of the Assyrian Empire and Rise of Babylon 609 BC _ King Josiah... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban Community of Marseille Provence M... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 2nd century BC started on January 1, 200 BC and ended on December 31, 101 BC. // Coin of Antiochus IV. Reverse shows Apollo seated on an omphalos. ... Map of the Roman Empire, with the provinces, after 120. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Christianity percentage by country, purple is highest, orange is lowest Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch... // Overview Events 212: Constitutio Antoniniana grants citizenship to all free Roman men 212-216: Baths of Caracalla 230-232: Sassanid dynasty of Persia launches a war to reconquer lost lands in the Roman east 235-284: Crisis of the Third Century shakes Roman Empire 250-538: Kofun era, the first... Migrations The Visigoths (Western Goths) were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe (the Ostrogoths being the other). ... Europe in 450 The 5th century is the period from 401 to 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... This article is about the Frankish people and society. ... The 6th century is the period from 501 - 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب ) are an ethnic group found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... The Berbers are an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa west of the Nile Valley. ... Under the system of feudalism, a fiefdom, fief, feud, feoff, or fee, often consisted of inheritable lands or revenue-producing property granted by a liege lord in return for a form of allegiance, originally to give him the means to fulfill his military duties when called upon. ...


In 973, Count William I defeated the Arab pirates based at Fraxinetum at the Battle of Tourtour and took the title Pater Patriae. From 1032 to 1246 the county was part of the Holy Roman Empire. It became a fief of the French Crown from 1246, under the rule of the Angevin dynasty. Upon the death of Charles du Maine in 1481, Provence was inherited by Louis XI. It was definitively incorporated into the French royal domain in 1486. Significant enclaves existed within Provence for many years afterwards: Orange remained under the control of the House of Orange-Nassau until 1672; the Comtat Venaissin, centered on Avignon, was under Papal rule until 1791; and Nice and Menton were not added to Provence until as late as 1860. Events Edgar of England is crowned king by Saint Dunstan Births September 15 - Al_Biruni, mathematician († 1048) Abu al-Ala al-Maarri, poet Deaths May 7 - Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor Categories: 973 ... William I (c. ... Fraxinet (Arabic, Farakhshanit) was the site of a tenth century Saracen or Muslim Arab slave base near modern St. ... The Battle of Tourtour of 973 was a great victory for the Christian forces of William I of Provence over the Saracen pirates based at Fraxinetum. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Events February 2 - Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, becomes King of Burgundy. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Saga, emperor of Japan. ... The extent of the Holy Roman Empire in c. ... Kings ruled in France from the Middle Ages to 1848. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Saga, emperor of Japan. ... Angevin (IPA: ) is the name applied to the residents of Anjou, a former province of the Kingdom of France, as well as to the residents of Angers. ... Charles IV, Duke of Anjou, also Charles of Maine, Count of Le Maine and Guise (1436–1481) was the son of the Angevin prince Charles of Le Maine, Count of Maine, who was the youngest son of Louis II of Anjou and Yolande of Aragon, Queen of Four Kingdoms. ... Events May 3 - Mehmed II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire dies and is succeeded by his son Beyazid II. May 21 - Christian I, King of Denmark and Norway dies and is succeeded by his son John (1481-1513) With the death of Duke Charles IV of Anjou, Anjou was reverted... Events Tízoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan dies. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Roman theatre at Orange, France Orange (Arenjo in Provençal) is a city in the département of Vaucluse, in the south of France. ... The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau), a branch of the German House of Nassau, has played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands - and at times in Europe - since William I of Orange (also known as William the Silent and Father of... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... The Comtat Venaissin, often called the Comtat for short, was the name formerly given to the region around the city of Avignon in Provence, in what is now southern France. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Département Vaucluse (préfecture) Arrondissement Avignon Canton Chief town of 4 cantons Intercommunality Communauté dagglomération du Grand Avignon Mayor Marie-Josée Roig... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Pope (from Latin... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Menton (Occitan: Menton in classical norm or Mentan in Mistralian norm; Italian: Mentone) is a town and commune in the Alpes-Maritimes département of the Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur région of France. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...


The now-extinct title of Count of Provence belonged to local families of Frankish origin, to the House of Barcelona, to the House of Anjou and to a cadet branch of the House of Valois. The now-extinct title of Count of Provence belonged to local families of Frankish origin, to the House of Barcelona, to the House of Anjou and to a cadet branch of the House of Valois. ... This article is about the Frankish people and society. ... The House of Aragón was a medieval dynasty which ruled over various territories in the Western Mediterranean. ... Angevin is the name applied to two distinct medieval dynasties which originated as counts (from 1360, dukes) of the western French province of Anjou (of which angevin is the adjectival form), but later came to rule far greater areas including England, Hungary and Poland (see Angevin Empire). ... In noble families, the title of nobility is usually passed to the first-born son, although more recently it has often passed to the eldest offspring regardless of gender, e. ... Main articles: France in the Middle Ages and Early Modern France The Valois Dynasty succeeded the Capetian Dynasty as rulers of France from 1328-1589. ...


Geography

Provence is bound by the Alps and Italy to the east and the Rhône River to the west, with the Mediterranean Sea providing its southern border. It has very varied topographical feautures, ranging from fertile plains in the Rhône valley to mountains in the east (notably Mont Ventoux, the Luberon range and the Alpilles), to marshlands in the south (the Camargue). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rhône River, or the Rhône (French Rhône, Arpitan Rôno, Occitan Ròse, standard German Rhone, Valais German Rotten), is one of the major rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France. ... Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Mont Ventoux is a mountain in the Provence region of southern France, located some 20 km north-east of Carpentras, Vaucluse. ... The Luberon Massif has a maximum altitude of 1 256 m and an area of about 600 km². It is composed of two mountains: the Big Luberon and the Little Luberon, lying in the middle of Provence in the far south of France. ... Alpilles landscape near Le Destet. ... Shoreline of the Étang de Vaccarès For other uses, see Camargue (disambiguation). ...


The Principality of Monaco is nestled between Nice and Italy. Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Arles are other cities of importance in Provence. Marseilles is by far the largest city in Provence and the second or third largest city in France; the principal city of both the 'Bouches-du-Rhône' department and the region PACA (Provence Alpes Côte d'azur), Marseille is also called the chef-lieu (capital city) of Provence. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marseilles redirects here. ... Aix (prounounced eks), or, to distinguish it from other cities built over hot springs, Aix-en-Provence is a city in southern France, some 30 km north of Marseille. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Département Vaucluse (préfecture) Arrondissement Avignon Canton Chief town of 4 cantons Intercommunality Communauté dagglomération du Grand Avignon Mayor Marie-Josée Roig... Coordinates Administration Country France Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (Subprefecture) Arrondissement Arles Canton Chief town of 2 cantons: Arles-Est and Arles-Ouest Intercommunality Agglomeration community of Arles-Crau-Camargue-Montagnette Mayor Hervé Schiavetti  (PS) (2001-2008) Statistics Altitude 0 m–57 m... Marseilles redirects here. ... Bouches-du-Rhône is a département in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. ...


Climate

Landscape of Saint Tropez, Provence

The climate of Provence is typically Mediterranean, warm and dry. However, the legendary Mistral is a strong, cold wind from the north that occurs mostly in the winter and spring. The higher regions of Provence get snow in winter. Temperature can be as high as 44°C. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1169 × 780 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bildbeschreibung: (de) Blick auf die Bucht von Saint Tropez, Provence, Frankreich Quelle: Eigenes Foto (selbst fotografiert) Fotograf: Reinhard Wolf, Talstraße 13, 63128 Dietzenbach. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1169 × 780 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bildbeschreibung: (de) Blick auf die Bucht von Saint Tropez, Provence, Frankreich Quelle: Eigenes Foto (selbst fotografiert) Fotograf: Reinhard Wolf, Talstraße 13, 63128 Dietzenbach. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Mistral is an atmospheric phenomenon that occurs mostly in the winter and spring in the Gulf of Lion. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The climate in Provence results from the combination of three factors:


- low annual daylight hours (up to 2900h, only 1600h in Dunkerque in the north of France)


- overwhelming precipitation (snow, rain, etc); in winter the wind called mistral/mistrau drives out the clouds after short but intense downpours.


- dreadful weather (the area could have dryness one month and rain the following, but still have significant dryness overall)


It rains only 330 to 350 days in the plain, but more in the Alps; by comparison, it rains more than 270 days in London. The annual average temperature on the coast is 15.1°C in Marseilles to 17.3°C in Menton, compared with 16.5°C in Barcelona, 18°C in Tunis, and 11.3°C in London. During the coldest month, the temperature in the day is from 11°C to 14.8°C on the coast (8°C in London).


Sights

Many remains from the Roman times can be seen in Provence, including:

Coordinates Administration Country France Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (Subprefecture) Arrondissement Arles Canton Chief town of 2 cantons: Arles-Est and Arles-Ouest Intercommunality Agglomeration community of Arles-Crau-Camargue-Montagnette Mayor Hervé Schiavetti  (PS) (2001-2008) Statistics Altitude 0 m–57 m... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Part of the Peutinger Table showing the location of Glanum Glanum was a Roman city in Provence, southern France, on the flanks of the Alpilles range of mountains in todays Bouches-du-Rhone départment. ... Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune of southern France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône département, in the former province of Provence. ... Roman theatre at Orange, France Orange (Arenjo in Provençal) is a city in the département of Vaucluse, in the south of France. ... Vaison-la-Romaine seen from high in the medieval town Roman bridge over the Ouvèze Roman excavations in Vaison Vaison-la-Romaine (Latin: Vasio Vocontiorum) is a charming and interesting town in Provence. ...

Culture

Much rosé wine is produced under the Côtes de Provence appellation, using some of the typical grapes of southern France, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault. It is often at its best young. The other Appelations of Provence are Bandol AOC, Les Baux de Provence AOC, Bellet AOC, Cassis AOC, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOC, Coteaux Varois AOC and Palette AOC. Rosé is a type of wine that is neither purely red wine nor purely white wine. ... Côtes de Provence is a wine AOC in the Provence region of France. ... Appellation dOrigine Contrôlée (AOC), which roughly translates as term of origin is the French certification granted to certain French geographical indications for wines, cheeses, butters, and other agricultural products, by the government bureau Institut National des Appellations dOrigine (INAO). ... It has been suggested that Veraison be merged into this article or section. ... Grenache is a sweet red grape variety grown primarily for the making of wine. ... Shiraz is one name, equivalent to Syrah, for a noble grape variety widely used to make dry red table wine. ... Carignan (in French; Spanish Cariñena, Italian Carignano, Spanish variety of grape that originated in Cariñena, Aragon and was later transplanted to Italy, Algeria, and much of the New World. ... Cinsaut or Cinsault is a red wine France. ... Bandol is a wine AOC in the Provence region of France, on the outskirts of Toulon. ... Les Baux de Provence is a wine AOC in the Provence region of France, near the town of Les Baux de Provence. ... Bellet is a wine AOC in the Provence region of France. ... Cassis is a wine AOC in the Provence region of France. ... Côtes dAix-en-Provence is a wine AOC in the Provence region of France, around the city of Aix-en-Provence. ... Coteaux Varois is a wine AOC in the Provence region of France. ... Palette is a small wine AOC in the Provence region of France, near Aix-en-Provence. ...


Provençal is the adjective used to describe things originating from this region, as well as being the name of the local Occitan language under its regional variety, Provençal. Occitan is a Romance language that is part of the Romance dialect continuum that stretches from Italy to Portugal. talea harris and sophie king are sluts In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun (called the adjectives subject, giving more information about what the noun or pronoun refers to. ... Occitan, known also as Lenga dòc or Langue doc (Occitan: occitan, lenga dòc) is a Romance language spoken in Occitania (i. ... Provençal (Provençau in Provençal language) is one of several dialects spoken by a minority of people in southern France and other areas of France and Italy. ... The Romance languages, also called Romanic languages, are a subfamily of the Italic languages, specifically the descendants of the Vulgar Latin dialects spoken by the common people evolving in different areas after the break-up of the Roman Empire. ... A dialect continuum is a range of dialects spoken across a large geographical area, differing only slightly between areas that are geographically close, and gradually decreasing in mutual intelligibility as the distances become greater. ...


Authors who have written about Provence in Occitan include: Occitan, known also as Lenga dòc or Langue doc (Occitan: occitan, lenga dòc) is a Romance language spoken in Occitania (i. ...

Authors who have written about Provence in French include: Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (floruit 1180-1205) was a Provençal troubadour and warrior. ... Folquet de Marselha, alternatively Folquet de Marseille, Foulques de Toulouse, Fulk of Toulouse (b. ... Louis Bellaud also known as Bellaud de la Bellaudière (1543, Grasse-1588) was a Provençal poet. ... Frédéric Mistral (September 8, 1830 - March 25, 1914) was a French poet who led the 19th century revival of Occitan (Provençal) language and literature. ... Robèrt Lafont (IPA [rruβɛrt lafun]) (born in Nîmes on March 16, 1923) is an Occitan intellectual from Provence and more specifically a linguist, an author, a historian, an expert in literature and a political theoretician. ... Joseph dArbaud (1874-1950) was a French poet from Provence. ... Théodore Aubanel Théodore Aubanel (1829 - 1886) was a Provencal poet. ...

Authors who have written about Provence in English include: Alphonse Daudet (May 13, 1840 - December 17, 1897) was a French novelist. ... mile Zola (April 2, 1840 - September 29, 1902) was an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France. ... For other uses of this name, see Henry James (disambiguation). ... Jean Giono (March 30, 1895 - October 9, 1970) was a French author, renowned for his works of fiction set in the Provence region of France. ... Marcel Pagnol (February 28, 1895 - April 18, 1974) was a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

Authors who have resided in Provence include: Peter Mayle (born 1939) is a British-born author most famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France. ... Carol Drinkwater is a British actress and author, who has appeared in series including All Creatures Great and Small. ...

Painters of Provencal scenes and landscapes include: Henri Bosco (November 16, 1888 - May 4, 1976) was a French writer. ... Albert Camus (pronounced )( ) (November 7, 1913 – January 4, 1960) was an Algerian-French author and philosopher. ... Richard Norman Perle (born 16 September 1941 in New York City) is an American political advisor and lobbyist who worked for the Reagan administration as an assistant Secretary of Defense and worked on the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee from 1987 to 2004. ...

Music written about Provence includes: Paul Cézanne (IPA: , January 19, 1839 – October 22, 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. ... Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch pronunciation: ) (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. ...

On the culture of Provence see further: Prosper Mérimée, Notes de voyages, ed. Pierre-Marie Auzas (1971) Martin Garrett, 'Provence: a Cultural History' (2006) James Pope-Hennessy, Aspects of Provence (1988) Laura Raison (ed.), The South of France: an Anthology (1985) Tableaux de Provence (Pictures of Provence) is an programmatic work written for solo Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. ... Paule Maurice (born 1910, died 1967, Paris) was a French composer. ... Georges Bizet Georges Bizet (October 25, 1838 – June 3, 1875) was a French composer and pianist of the romantic era. ... Darius Milhaud Darius Milhaud (IPA: ) (September 4, 1892 – June 22, 1974) was a French composer and teacher. ...


See also

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Herbes de Provence (Provencal herbs) is a mix of aromatic plants, sometimes dried. ... The land of Provence has a history quite separate from that of any of the larger nations of Europe. ... A glass of diluted pastis French pastis Pastis is an anise-flavored liqueur and apéritif from France, typically containing 40-45% alcohol by volume, although there exist alcohol-free varieties. ... Next to the beach at Nice, France In Hakaniemi, Helsinki Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (piglet). ... Provençal literature is much more easily defined than the Provençal language in which it is expressed. ... Ratatouille is a traditional French Provençal stewed vegetable dish which can be served as a meal on its own (accompanied by rice, potatoes, or simply French bread), or as a side dish. ... Narrow streets in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sisteron is a commune in France, in the département of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. ... Santons on sale in Toulon, France A santon is a small figurine cast in terracotta, or a similar material, that is used for building nativity scenes. ... French gastronomy France is one of the oldest wine producing regions of Europe. ... Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (sous-préfecture) Arrondissement Aix-en-Provence Canton Chief town of 3 cantons Intercommunality Communauté dagglomération du Pays dAix Mayor Maryse Joissains-Masini  (UMP) (2001 - 2008) Statistics Land area¹ 186. ...

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