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Map of Centre Region of France
About the Centre Region
Departments: Cher
Eure et Loir
Indre
Indre et Loire
Loire et Cher
Loiret
Population
(Ranked 9th )
2505000  (2006)
64/km˛
AREA
39151 Km˛
   Capital     Orleans
The Centre region is dominated by the Loire valley. The River Loire, France's longest river, 1020kms which flows east to west starting in the mountains just south of St.Etienne and enters the Atlantic in the Loire Atlantique Department.

The Loire has many tributaries including, Indre,Cher, Beuvron, Sauldre, Allier, Sevre, Erdre, Eure, Layon, Loir, loiret, Saribe and Sologne

The highest point is Mount St.Marien in the Cher Department
The Centre region is famous not only for it's chateaux,  but for it's medieval and renaissance architecture. Two of France's finest gothic cathedrals are at Chartres and Bourges. Also of note is the cathedral at Tours
Chantres Cathedral
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