Faience Provencale by Mediterranean Interiors


Provence (, US also , UK also , French: [pʁɔvɑ̃s] ) is a geographical region and historical province of southeastern France, which extends from the left bank of the lower Rhône to the west to the Italian border to the east; it is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It largely corresponds with the modern administrative region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and includes the departments of Var, Bouches-du-Rhône, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, as well as parts of Alpes-Maritimes and Vaucluse. The largest city of the region and its modern-day capital is Marseille. The Romans made the region the first Roman province beyond the Alps and called it Provincia Romana, which evolved into the present name. Until 1481 it was ruled by the Counts of Provence from their capital in Aix-en-Provence, then became a province of the Kings of France. While it has been part of France for more than 500 years, it still retains a distinct cultural and linguistic identity, particularly in the interior of the region.

Article Title : Provence
Article Snippet :L'Arlésienne by Alphonse Daudet Darius Milhaud: Le Carnaval d'Aix, Suite provençale, La Cheminée du roi René, Suite française (5. Provence), Ouverture méditerranéenne
Article Title : Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Article Snippet :along the Rhône and Durance to Avignon and Orange until Lyon. A8 – La Provençale, crosses the region from west to east to Italy. This motorway starts from
Article Title : Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Article Snippet :in the Ubaye Valley Famous dishes from the commune: Les tomates à la Provençale from Manosque Black Pudding traditionally cooked with leeks Scrambled
Article Title : Castellane
Article Snippet :pages=1465-1466 Bénédicte Fénié; Jean-Jacques Fénié (2002). Toponymie provençale. Éditions Sud-Ouest. p. 65. ISBN 978-2-87901-442-5. Nègre, op. cit., volume

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