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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 :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
Article Title : Aix-en-Provence
Article Snippet :capital of Provence, it is the subprefecture of the arrondissement of Aix-en-Provence, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte
Article Title : Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Article Snippet :Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is divided into 6 departments. These are Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes
Article Title : Marseille Provence Airport
Article Snippet :Marseille Provence Airport (French: Aéroport Marseille-Provence) (IATA: MRS, ICAO: LFML) is an international airport located 27 km (17 miles) northwest
Article Title : List of rulers of Provence
Article Snippet :eleventh century, Provence became disputed between the traditional line and the counts of Toulouse, who claimed the title of "Margrave of Provence". In the High
Article Title : Herbes de Provence
Article Snippet :Herbes de Provence (French: [ɛʁb də pʁɔvɑ̃s]; Provençal: èrbas de Provença) is a mixture of dried herbs considered typical of the Provence region of southeastern
Article Title : Provence wine
Article Snippet :Provence (Provençal) wine comes from the French wine-producing region of Provence in southeast France. The Romans called the area provincia nostra ("our
Article Title : Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Article Snippet :Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ ʁemi də pʁɔvɑ̃s]; lit. "Saint-Rémy of Provence"; Provençal: Sant Romieg de Provença (classical norm)
Article Title : Emma of Provence
Article Snippet :Sovereign Countess and Margravine of Provence from 1037 until 1062. She was the daughter of Rotbold II of Provence and Ermengarde of Burgundy. She inherited
Article Title : History of Provence
Article Snippet :the Counts of Provence. In 1481, the title passed to Louis XI of France. In 1486 Provence was legally incorporated into France. Provence has been a part

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