Centre-Val de Loire 

The Centre 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 appellation 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.

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Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France, approximately an hour south-west of Paris by train.

Nogent le Rotrou is a town in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. It lies about 150 km south west of Paris and 50 km west of Chartres.

Tours is an important French city located on the river Loire in the Centre-Val de Loire region.

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Orleans is the capital of the Centre-Val de Loire region of north-central France, located some 120 km south-west of the French capital, Paris.

Bourges is a city in Centre region, France. Bourges is accessible by train from Paris Austerlitz in about 1 hour 45 minutes, or on the A71 motorway from Paris via Orleans.

The Parc Régional du Perche sits on the borders of the Centre and Basse Normandie regions of France.

Chambord is a town in Centre-Val de Loire in France. It is famous for the royal Château de Chambord.

Issoudun is a city in the Centre-Val de Loire region of north-central France. It is a sub-prefecture of the Indre department.

Maintenon is a city in Eure-et-Loir. Train from Paris Montparnasse on the line to Chartres.

Saint-Benoît-du-Sault is a medieval village, perched in a curve on a rocky butte overlooking the Portefeuille River in the Indre département.

Amboise is a town in the Indre-et-Loire department of central France, 20 km east of Tours.

Chinon is a city in the departement of Indre-et-Loire on the Loire Valley. It was in Chinon’s remarkable medieval fortress that Joan of Arc recognised a disguised Charles VII as the future king of France.

Blois is a town in the Loir-et-Cher department of Centre-Val de Loire, almost equidistant between Tours and Orléans.

Germigny-des-Prés is in the central Valley of the Loire, France, not far from Orleans.

Azay-le-Rideau is a city in France. The chateau by the same name. The troglodytes that inhabit the area.

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