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This is getting weird. What's the difference between the Regions and the Departments? Why do we need both? --Evan 11:05, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)

Nothing in France is simple! Regions don't break down neatly into departments. With Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, we can either break the region into its constituent departments: Drome Provencale, Hautes Alpes, Alpes Maritimes, Alpes de Haute Provence, Vaucluse, Bouches du Rhone, and Var or into its constituent regions: Provence (parts of Var, parts of Alpes de Haute Provence, all of Vaucluse, and all of Bouches du Rhone); Cote d'Azur (Alps Maritime - the Riviera and Nice); and Alpes (parts of Alpes de Haute Provence, all of Hautes Alpes). The latter makes more sense (to me) because it has the recognizable names of Provence and Cote d'Azur. We can always do a lateral subdivision (into Marseille, Luberon, etc.) as well. I'll plunge forward with this unless I hear an objection.--Wandering 16:54, 21 July 2007 (EDT)
This really does need sorted out. The current hierarchy in this area is fuzzy and unclear. As people are trying to update all of the "IsPartOf", there does not seem to be a logical way to do that with this region as it is now organized. ChubbyWimbus 18:12, 12 December 2009 (EST)
Yes, we need a completely different setup. I suggest we call this whole article Provence and use the following subregions:
  • Avignon Region (part of Vaucluse)
  • Camargue (part of Bouches-du-Rhône)
  • Provence Alps (part of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, all of Hautes-Alpes)
  • French Riviera (Alpes-Maritimes and Var) — can be further divided into Southeast Coast, Central Coast and Northeast Coast
  • Luberon (part of Vaucluse, part of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
  • Marseille-Pays d'Aix (part of Bouches-du-Rhône, includes Aix-en-Provence)

--globe-trotter 15:07, 23 July 2010 (EDT)

I have changed my opinion and made the map using the Departments. Later these departments could have the subdivisions Camargue, Luberon, etc, but they are not necessary yet. The only problem now is Alpes-Maritimes, which should have subregions. --globe-trotter 20:47, 31 July 2011 (EDT)