As predicted the Poitou-Charentes, the Limousin and Aquitaine have been joined together, as well as Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy.
Although local politicians in the north of France, including former Socialist party chief Martine Aubry, were not too pleased with the move.
But ultimately the French government got its way, as it looks to cut costs and reduce the levels of bureaucracy many people face every day.
MP Carlos Da Silva, who proposed the joining of the three regions in south west France, said that changes might still have to be made, but the new map will be put in place from 2016.
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