Centre-Val_de_Loire_in_France_2016.svgCentre-Val de Loire  French for Centre-Loire valley, is one of the 18 regions of France. It straddles the middle Loire Valley and in the interior of the country. The administrative capital is Orléans, but the largest city is Tours.

Like many contemporary regions of France, the Region of Centre was created from parts of several historical provinces. The name “Centre” was chosen by the French government purely on the basis of geography, in reference to its location in north-central France (the central part of the original French language area),

However, Centre is not situated in the geographical centre of France, and the name was criticized as being too dull and nondescript Proposed names for the region included Val de Loire after the Loire Valley (the main feature of the region) or “Cœur de Loire” (i.e. “Heart of Loire”).[citation needed] On 17 January 2015, in the wake of theproposed reorganization of French regions, the region’s official name was changed to “Centre-Val de Loire”.[2] Val de Loire is associated with positive images of the Loire Valley, such as the châteaux, the gentle and refined lifestyle, wine, and the mild and temperate climate, all of which attract many tourists to the region. A new logo was also created.



Bluebell Apartment

Name of Gite / B&B / Hotel: Bluebell Apartment Sleeps: Two Price Range: 40 Euros - minimums stay of 3 nights Description of Gite / Self Catering apartment : Bluebell is a delightful self-contained upstairs apartment with access via external ...
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Gites de La Richardière

Name of Gites: Gites de La Richardière Sleeps:  1-11 guests in 3 separate Gites (L'Hirondelle - 2+3 beds: Le Martinet - 2+2 beds: Le Pigeonnier - 2 beds.) Price Range: £300 - £820 La Richardière's self-catering Gites are set in peaceful and beautiful ...
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Les Ecuries

Les Ecuries Sleeps: 7 Price Range:  £440-£1025 Le Bouchet is a haven of tranquility, nestling in the beautiful wooded countryside of the Touraine region in the Loire Valley, only five minutes from Descartes with supermarkets, restaurants, bars and shops. We ...
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The Barn at Vijon

Sleeps: 2 - 5 Price Range: £350-£525 Stunning views, village setting, The Barn at Vijon offers guests spacious accommodation with panoramic views over beautiful rural countryside. Boasting exposed beams, characterful stone walls and secluded private gardens. The accommodation is equally ...
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