The Provence region in south east France is often referred to as the south of France. It is also called the PACA (Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur) region. Provence boasts a cosmopolitan lifestyle, an enviable climate, a stunning coastline (French Riviera /Cote D'Azur) and the southern Alps mountains.
Three departments border the Mediterranean sea (Bouches-du-Rhône (13), Var (83) & Alpes-Maritime (06)) and three departments border the Alps & neighbouring Italy (Alpes-Maritime (06) Alpes de Haute Provence (04) & the Hautes Alpes (05) )
Provence is one of the driest regions of France, meaning it has fewer lakes than many other regions. Lakes are most prediominantly located inland, in the national parks (Parc naturel regional du Verdon & Parc naturel regional du Luberon) and in foothils of the Alps (Parc national des ecrins. parc naturel regional du Queyras, Parc National du Mercantour).
Notable lakes include: Lac de Sainte-Croix, Lac d'Esparron, Lac d'Allos, Lac Lérié, Lac de Saint Cassien, Bauduen, Plan d'eau des Mées, Lac de la Rama, Petit Lac, Lac de Quinson, Lacs Escur, Lac de Mison-Upaix, Lago Di Trécolpas, Lahi Di Vens, Lac de Mallemort, Barrage de Serre Poncon and Baie de Chanteloube.