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We recently had an inquiry from a Chateau who will soon be featured on ChateauxEscapesFrance.com.  The Castelnau des Fieumarcon listed themselves as being in the region of France named Occitanie.  Well I looked on our map and upon further digging recognized that in 2016 the French Government combined the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées into what is now called Occitanie. Delving deeper I compared our Escape to the Chateau DIY map with a region map and found that France has combined administrative regions.  So as to avoid confusion (which I was) here’s how it breaks down:

  • Bretagne (Brittany), Pays de la Loire and Ile de France are consistent between maps.
  • On the Escape to the Chateau DIY map Normandie (Normandy) is broken down into Upper (Haute) and Lower (Basse)
  • On the Escape to the Chateau DIY map Nord pas de Calais and Picardie (Picardy) are identified as Hauts de France
  • On the Escape to the Chateau DIY map Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Alsace are identified as Grand Est
  • On the Escape to the Chateau DIY map Centre is identified as Centre Val de Loire
  • On the Escape to the Chateau DIY map Bourgogne (Burgundy) and Franche-Comte are combined to Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
  • On the Escape to the Chateau DIY map Poitou Charentes, Limousin and Aquitaine are identified as Nouvelle Aquitaine
  • On the Escape to the Chateau DIY map Auvergne and Rhone Alpes are combined as Auvergne-Rhone Alpes
  • On the Escape to the Chateau DIY map Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon are identified as Occitanie
  • On the Escape to the Chateau DIY map Provence-Alpes-Cotes d’Azur are identified by PACA (and I would NEVER have guessed at that one!)

Phew hope this helps! If you are looking for accommodation or an event venue simply click on the highlighted and hyperlinked regions above for a full list of options.