Cassoullet, one of France's finest and most controversial dishes, is native to the Languedoc and Midi Pyrenees regions of France.
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France's regions offer an immense variety of landscapes and experiences, from the urban Ile de France region that is home to Paris to rural mountain regions like the Midi Pyrenees.
- Aquitaine Region - an amazing land of wine, fine cuisine, cosmopolitan cities like Bordeaux and miles and miles of protected parkland ideal for eco-tourism.
- Alsace Region - in northeastern France, this region hovers near the border of Germany, and is filled with timbered buildings straight out of fairy tales.
- Auvergne Region - features the mountain scenery of the Massif Central, luxurious thermal spas and outstanding cuisine. It is centrally located.
- Brittany Region (Bretagne) - features rugged coastlines with some of the world's most breathtaking views. It features more than 4,000 chateaux, manors and medieval homes.
- Burgundy Region (Bourgogne) - a land of fine wines, fabulous cuisine, fascinating historic sites, and charming villages.
- Centre Region (Loire Valley) - features amazing chateaux and cathedrals, including Notre Dame de Chartres (in the village known as the Stained Glass Capital of the World).
- Champagne Ardenne Region - isn't just a destination for lovers of sparkling wine. It also features beautiful architecture like Reims Cathedral, 150 chateaux and numerous timbered buildings and churches.
- Corsica Region (Corse) - an amazing island in the Mediterranean enjoyed by visitors for its beautiful coastline, extensive outdoor adventures, historic attractions and wellness.
- Franche-Comté Region Franche-Comté Region - a recreation-lovers' delight bordering Switzerland, whether you wish to mountain bike, ski, go horseback riding or skiing.
- High Normandy Region (Haute Normandie) - features beautiful Atlantic beaches, historic attractions, and unique and delicious cuisine.
- Ile de France Region (Paris) - home to France's capital city of Paris, plus impressive chateaux and mansions, the arts, lovely villages and the luxury of Versailles.
- Languedoc-Roussillon Region - features great beaches, quaint Medieval villages, outdoor recreation and the world's most popular nudist town. The wineries here produce robust varieties with cheap pricetags.
- Limousin Region - the least populated region of France, and much of it is well-preserved and a haven for tourists seeking respite.
- Lorraine Region - is a place to discover art, fine cuisine, beautiful cities and villages, and the great outdoors.
- Low Normandy Region (Basse Normandie) - is best known as the site of the D-Day landings during World II. It also is home to long stretches of Atlantic beaches.
- Midi Pyrenees Region - is home to stunning Cathar chateaux, enchanting countryside, vibrant cities like Toulouse and the Pyrenees mountains.
- Nord Pas de Calais Region - s the most northerly region in the country, and it borders Belgium. This is the place to enjoy beaches and countryside, fine cuisine and unique shopping, local markets and unique architecture.
- Pays de la Loire Region - was the stomping grounds of kings and nobles during Medieval times. The grand castles of those days still stand and many offer tours (and even overnight lodging).
- Poitou Charentes Region - is filled with Romanesque art, parks and gardens, vineyards and Atlantic beaches.
- Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur Region - is a delightful region of France, dotted by hilltop villages overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the most lush cities are in this region, including Cannes and Nice.
- Rhones-Alpes Region - is the destination for winter sports and spa treatments. This is a great region for couples getaways and honeymoons, and features the stunning Alps. It borders both Italy and Switzerland.