Centre is one of the largest regions in France, and, as its name suggests, it is located somewhat centrally. Centre contains the breathtaking Châteaux of the Loire Valley, which includes the beautiful Touraine area surrounding the city of Tours. Some of the more notable châteaux in Centre are: Chenonceau, Chambord, Azay-le-Rideau, Issé, and Amboise. Further north is the historic Chartres Cathedral. Visiting Centre will certainly involve a history lesson at some point! Centre has 6 departments: Cher, Eure-et-Loir, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, and Loiret.
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Château de Chenonceau
Château de Chambord
Close-up on the Château de Chambord
Chartres Cathedral up close
"C" design in Chartres
Village of Chartres
Apartments in Tours
All pictures taken by the webmaster in 2004.