Tourism - Centre



Centre is a region of France, which has six departments: Cher, Eure-et-Loir, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher and Loiret. Main cities are Bourges, Chartres, Châteauroux, Tours, Blois and Orléans.

Centre region has three regional natural parks: Brenne, Loire-Anjou-Touraine and the Perche. Centre region has also a great diversity of landscapes and natural spaces such as forests, ponds, moors, peat bogs and the River Loire and its sandy banks and alluvial forest.

In Bourges, one can visit one of the largest cathedrals in France such as the ones in Orleans and Tours, all of them of gothic style. One can also see beautiful castles, fortified cities and old city centres. The cathedral of Chartres is famous for its stained glass windows and its marvellous gothic nave dating from the 13th century. The most attractive tourist sites are probably the castle of Chambord, the biggest one built between 1515 and 1521 and the one of Chenonceau that is one of the oldest buildings in the Loire region.

The Centre region has numerous culinary specialties such as Rillons de Tours, Andouillette de Vouvray, Sancerre wine, Chavignol cheese and the famous Tarte Tatin invented by the Tatin sisters.

Top tourist cities in Centre

bourges

Tourism Bourges

Bourges is the main city of Cher housing nearly 100,000 inhabitants and the third largest city in the Centre Region. Bourges as Berry's former capital is ranked “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”. The Cathedral Saint-Etienne is the main tourist ...


Must : Palais Jacques Coeur, Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Bourges, Musée du Berry

chateauroux

Tourism Châteauroux

Located in the Centre region, only two hours away from Paris, in the heart of natural regions as varied as the Brenne, the Creuse Valley or Champagne, Châteauroux is the main city of the Indre department since the French Revolution. Chateauroux offers a wide ...


Must : Château-Raoul

orleans

Tourism Orléans : One of the oldest city of France

Orléans is a city located in the north west of France, about 130 kilometres southwest of Paris. It's the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre region. Orléans is situated on the Loire River between Beauce and Gâtinais, the ...


Must : Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans

blois

Tourism Blois

Blois, a former royal city, has a rich and preserved architectural heritage. The city is a real cultural destination, offering an attractive tourist offer in the heart of the Pays de la Loire and its famous castles throughout the world. Discover the city of Blois during ...


Must : Château Royal de Blois, Maison de la magie

chartres

Tourism Chartres

Located near Paris and the castles of the Loire, one can find the city of Chartre. It lies in the heart of the rich grain agricultural Beauce region, in the Eure-et-Loire department often presented as the breadbasket of France. Chartres is internationally renowned ...


Must : Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres, Église Saint-Pierre

tours

Tourism Tours

Tours is the capital of the Indre-et-Loire department situated in central France, between Orléans and the Atlantic Ocean. Tours is placed between the Loire River and the Cher River. The Touraine region is famous for its wines. Tours is the biggest city in the ...


Must : Cloître de la Psalette à Tours, Musée des beaux-arts, Cathédrale Saint-Gatien