The French region known today as Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is actually a direct successor of the historical province of Provence, but also incorporates several smaller units, which are as follows: Avignon, once a papal territory; the county of Nice, famous for its coastline, the Côte d’Azur or French Riviera; and the Alpine part of the Dauphiné province. It is situated in the south-eastern corner of France, neighbouring Italy, the Mediterranean Sea, the small state of Monaco, and the provinces of Rhône-Alpes and Languedoc-Roussillon.
The region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is further organized into six departments, some of them quite fragmented themselves. For instance, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department is a rather mountainous one, with steep slopes and deep valleys and most of its population concentrated on the one third of its territory that is made up of gentler plateaux and hills.
The Hautes-Alpes, encompassing the north of Provence and southeast of Dauphiné, is one of the original 83 departments established during the 1790 French Revolution and is famous, amongst others, for having the largest artificial lake in Europe, Lac de Serre-Ponçon.
The Alpes-Maritimes department is a place of contrasts, bringing together breathtaking landscapes of high mountains with the lively atmosphere of urban agglomerations on the Mediterranean coastline. Also contrasting is the climate: this department boasts an average of 300 sunny days per year, matched by no less than 70 to 110 stormy days per year, which is quite an attractive mix for tourists.
The Bouches-du-Rhône department is the one with the highest population density, with as many as 2 million people living in Marseille and surrounding urban area. The city of Marseille, capital to the entire region, constitutes the largest industrial and commercial harbour in France. One of the cities in this department, Salon-de-Provence, is also renowned as the home town of the highly notorious Nostradamus.
The Var department is no less impressive, as it is known as home to the principal port of the French Navy, Toulouse, a series of enchanting beach resorts (Saint Tropez included), various superbly crafted religious edifices of Romanesque and medieval inspiration, as well as heady, delicious wines. Last but not least, the Vaucluse department displays a unique karst scenery, the main attraction being the karst spring Fontaine de Vaucluse, located in a valley that is literally closed at one end by a towering cliff face.
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