The regions of France

How many regions are there in France?

Answer : From 1st January 2016
Mainland France is now divided into 13 administrative regions, the governement agreeded on a reorganisation of the country.

Answer : Until the 31 December 2015
Metropolitan France is divided into 22 administrative regions, which in turn are divided into departments. Each region has its own character, traditions, cuisine and even French dialects.

The new regions

The 13 regions of Metropolitan France (from January 2016)
French spelling English Information
Alsace Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine   Fusion of Alsace-Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne
Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes   Fusion of 3 regions Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes
Auvergne Rhône-Alpes   Fusion of the Auvergne and the Rhône-Alpes
Bretagne Brittany Unchanged
Bourgogne Franche-Comté Fusion of Burgundy and the Franche Comte
Centre Val de Loire Only the name has been changed
Corse Corsica Unchanged
Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées   Fusion of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées
Normandie Normandy Fusion of Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie   Fusion of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the Picardie
Île-de-France   Unchanged
Pays de la Loire   Unchanged
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur   Unchanged

Map of the 13 regions

Use the interactive map of the 13 French regions to find out more information about the country.

The 13 regions of France

Previous regional names

This list is kept for reference purposes

The alphabetical list with a link to an information page about each region.

Click on the region's name for more information, each link opens a page showing maps, photos and information for the region.

The 22 regions (until 31December 2015)
English French spelling
Alsace Alsace
Aquitaine Aquitaine
Auvergne Auvergne
Brittany Bretagne
Burgundy Bourgogne
Center Centre
Champagne-Ardenne Champagne-Ardenne
Corsica Corse
Franche-comte Franche-Comté
Languedoc-Roussillon Languedoc-Roussillon
Limousin Limousin
Lorraine Lorraine
Lower-Normandy Basse-Normandie
Midi-Pyrenees Midi-Pyrénées
North-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Paris-Isle-of-France Île-de-France
Pays-de-la-Loire Pays-de-la-Loire
Picardy Picardie
Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes
Provence-Alpes-Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Rhone-Alps Rhône-Alpes
Upper-Normandy Haute-Normandie

Clickable Region Map up to 2015

The regions Aquitaine Burugndy Corsica Brittany Provence-Alpes-Azur Auvergne Rhone Alps Alsace Centre Champagne Franche-comte Lorraine Limousin Pays-de-la-Loire Poitou-Charentes Midi-Pyrenees Languedoc-Roussillon Paris-Isle-of-France Lower Normandy Upper Normandy Picardy North Calais

Click on any region to open an information page.
You'll also find regional maps to download for your school projects plus the Interactive version.