Picardie (English: Picardy) is one of the 26 régions of France. It is located in the northern part of France.
The modern région of Picardie is larger than the historical province of Picardy.
Geographically, the artificial character of the région is also apparent. Although Picardy proper is a vast flat plain of open fields, famed for the gruesome Battle of the Somme, the south of Picardie (historically part of Île-de-France) is a very scenic hilly area with large forests.