What is the South of France called?
Also, why is it called the South of France?
The “South of France” is understood to being the very south of the country, where it's often very sunny, on or near the Mediterranean coast. People just call it the South of France in English because that is the way that the southernmost region of France, where people like to take their holidays, is generally called.
Secondly, what are regions of France called? Cultural and climatic differences allow a classification of all French regions by cardinal directions: Northern France: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Normandy, Picardy. Eastern France: Alsace, Champagne, Franche-Comté, Lorraine, Rhône-Alpes. Western France: Aquitaine, Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Poitou-Charentes.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what cities are in South of France?
South of France Cities
- Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion, Le Bugue, Sarlat, Biarritz, Pau)
- Occitanie (Lourdes, Toulouse, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Albi, Collioure, Minerve, Sète, Montpellier, Aigues-Mortes, Nimes)
What body of water is south of France?