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Regions of France

There are 22 regions in France

Featured Region: Brittany

Located in the Northwest of France, Brittany, the largest peninsula of the country and an incredible maritime region, has much to offer with its history, unique culture, and beautiful landscapes. Read More...

French Regions Quiz

Have you ever found yourself looking at a map of France, knowing which county you want to see, but starting your search in entirely the wrong place?


Featured Article: French Genealogy

As in most countries, French surnames were not used officially until relatively recently. They first arose in the 11th century as a way to distinguish people who lived in the same village, and had the same first name. As such, they were usually descriptive and have evolved over time to the surnames we know today. Read More...