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Central France

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Central France

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Central France is a part of France, south to Paris but north to the Southern regions.



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This part of France has no historical or cultural common identity in itself, it is just a way to indicate a strip of land from the Eastern borders to the Atlantic Ocean.


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  • Historical monuments The Western part includes many Roman ruins and old churches, while the eastern part is richer in castles and monastries, with the exception of the Loire Valley, also located in the West, boasting several gorgeous Renaissances castles.



  • Hiking: The encompassed areas are widely well-preserved countryside; Auvergne is famous for its extinct volcanos.
  • Water sports on the Atlantic Coast.
  • Puy du Fou (historical amusement park in Vendée)
  • Futuroscope (amusement park dedicated to the new technologies, in Poitiers)


The Western parts are famous for the seafood, including oysters from Oléron Island. Many dishes that are regarded as typical from the French Cuisine actually come from the region of Auvergne. Burgundy includes the town of Dijon, where the Dijon mustard comes from.


This part of France includes 2 of the most famous wine regions of France: Burgundy and the Loire Valley, while the Charentes are known for Cognac and its derivative, Pineau des Charentes.

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