My apologoes to Francophones for the lack of diacritical marks.
A region encompassing most of southeastern France
Originally known as Narbonensis
, the area was seized by the Roman Republic
during the Punic wars
Narbonensis was later renamed Province
. This is the origin of the word "Province", referring to a major administrative division of an Empire directly under central rule.
for invading Gaul was that if he hadn't the Germanic Tribes
would have conquered it and threatened Province
Modern Provence is a Region of France
consisting of six Departements
. It is somewhat smaller than ancient Province, consisting only of its eastern half. Well known cities include Marseilles
, and Nice
La Provence has its own language