A farmhouse and barn for renovation near Tours in the Loire Valley
The Loire Valley
Departments: Cher, Eure-et-Loir, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loire-et-Cher and Loiret
The Centre region is located in, as its name suggests, the centre of France. It benefits from excellent road and rail links to the rest of France and is within easy reach of Paris. The Centre region is better known as the Loire Valley, and the River Loire, which bisects the region and provides a north / south climatic divide, is the longest in France. The Loire Valley is particularly picturesque with a number of famous chateaux set in glorious countryside. The regional capital is Orléans, a city founded by the Romans. Centre has a temperate climate - the winters can be very cold but are generally short and the summers are long and hot.