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The '''Centre''' (pronounced "son-truh") [http://www.loirevalleytourism.com/] is a large inland region of central [[France]] located to the south-west of the French capital [[Paris]]. The official name for the region is frequently combined in tourist literature with the French appelation '''Val de Loire''' to produce the combination '''Centre-Val de Loire''', reflecting the fact that much of this region embraces the renowned valley of the river Loire. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce and for its many beautiful castles (''chateaux'').
 
The '''Centre''' (pronounced "son-truh") [http://www.loirevalleytourism.com/] is a large inland region of central [[France]] located to the south-west of the French capital [[Paris]]. The official name for the region is frequently combined in tourist literature with the French appelation '''Val de Loire''' to produce the combination '''Centre-Val de Loire''', reflecting the fact that much of this region embraces the renowned valley of the river Loire. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce and for its many beautiful castles (''chateaux'').
 
 
==Departments==
 
The region is divided into six departments:
 
* [[Cher]]
 
* [[Eure-et-Loir]]
 
* [[Indre]]
 
* [[Indre-et-Loire]]
 
* [[Loiret]]
 
* [[Loir-et-Cher]]
 
  
 
==Cities==
 
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* [[Maintenon]]
 
* [[Maintenon]]
 
* [[Nogent le Rotrou]]
 
* [[Nogent le Rotrou]]
* [[Orléans]] - town protected by Joan of Arch
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* [[Orléans]] - town protected by Joan of Arc
 
* [[Saint-Benoît-du-Sault]] {{-}} medieval city
 
* [[Saint-Benoît-du-Sault]] {{-}} medieval city
 
* [[Tours]] (pronounced "Tuurh") {{-}} located on the river Loire in the Centre-Val de Loire region
 
* [[Tours]] (pronounced "Tuurh") {{-}} located on the river Loire in the Centre-Val de Loire region
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==Do==
 
==Do==
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Visit the Pôle des étoiles and discover the Universe! Located in Nançay, a delightful Sologne village, Pôle des étoiles is a learning center. It offers guided tours of the radioastronomy facility, sky thearter shows, as well as iteresting science exhibits. [http://www.poledesetoiles.fr Official website]
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Visiting the Loire Valley is like stepping back to the greatest moments of French history. You can find some information on the following Loire Valley Guide [http://www.wine-tours-france.com/blog/loire-valley-tours-loire-valley-guide/ Essential Guide to the Loire Valley]
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==

Latest revision as of 19:37, 28 July 2017

Centre-Val de Loire
Location
Centre-Val de Loire in France.svg
Quick Facts
Capital Orléans
Government French Region
Currency Euro (€)
Area 39,151 km2
Population 2,538,000
Language French
Religion n/a
Electricity 220..230V, 50Hz. Outlets: CEE7/5 (protruding male earth pin), accepting CEE 7/5 (Grounded), CEE 7/7 (Grounded) or CEE 7/16 (non-grounded) plugs
Time Zone UTC +1 and UTC +2(DST)

The Centre (pronounced "son-truh") [1] is a large inland region of central France located to the south-west of the French capital Paris. The official name for the region is frequently combined in tourist literature with the French appelation Val de Loire to produce the combination Centre-Val de Loire, reflecting the fact that much of this region embraces the renowned valley of the river Loire. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce and for its many beautiful castles (chateaux).

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Visit the Pôle des étoiles and discover the Universe! Located in Nançay, a delightful Sologne village, Pôle des étoiles is a learning center. It offers guided tours of the radioastronomy facility, sky thearter shows, as well as iteresting science exhibits. Official website

Visiting the Loire Valley is like stepping back to the greatest moments of French history. You can find some information on the following Loire Valley Guide Essential Guide to the Loire Valley

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Travellers wishing to see more of the Loire Valley can continue further west into the adjoining Pays de la Loire region, studded with additional historical cities and chateaux at sites such as Angers and Saumur.



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