Definition of Le Classique

What is the definition of the term "Le Classique"? What does the term "Le Classique" mean as it applies to the world of football?

Le Classique, or Derby de France, is what the French call a matchup between their two biggest clubs, Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain. The game between Marseille and PSG is much more than a battle on the field. It is a battle of North versus the South. It is the battle between the capital and the province.

The friction between the fans of PSG and Marseille is one for the books.

Le Classique is the most followed football match in France.