The Centre consists of six departments
45 Loiret – main city Orleans
41 Loire et Cher – main city Blois
37 Indre et Loire – main city Tours
36 Indre – main city Chateauroux
28 Eure et Loir – main city Chatres
18 Cher – main city Bourges
Crossed by the Loire, it is the longest river in France (635 miles) flowing north from its source in central France, then west to the Atlantic. The river is considered to be the dividing line between the cold north and warmer south. The 150-mile stretch from Angers to Orléans was for centuries the favourite abode of the pleasure-loving nobility and is known as “chateau country”. Other things to see along the river are the many Troglodyte houses carved from the soft limestone.
The wines of this region are Chinon, Cremant de Loire, Touraine, Vouvray, Muscadet, Anjou Sancerre and Muscadet. The Loire Valley offers a range of dishes made from fish sourced from the Loire and its tributaries; wild boar from the region’s forests and poultry from the Orleans area. Mushrooms grown in the limestone caves around Saumur are found in dishes throughout the country. Local cheeses to try are Sainte Maure du Touraine, characterized by its log shape and its moldy ash coating. Pouligny St. Pierre, cone shaped goat cheese and Crottin de Chavignol which is perhaps the region's most popular goat cheese.
Paris to Blois: 183 km
Paris to Bourges: 227 km
Paris to Chartres: 89 km
Paris to Châteauroux: 253 km
Paris to Orléans: 117 km
Paris to Tours: 235 km
Paris to Tours: 1hour 10minutes on the high-speed TGV train.
Inter-city Corail trains (French only) connect Paris to the Loire Valley’s other towns.
Paris to Chartres: 1 hour 5 minutes
Paris to Orléans: 1 hour
Paris to Blois: 1 hour 35 minutes
Paris to Bourges: 1 hour 50 minutes
Paris to Châteauroux: 2 hours 10 minutes
Flights are available from New York’s JFK airport to Tours Airport via London.
RGTS Europe Ltd operates a weekly small removal service, light haulage, motorcycle transport to and from the Centre region.
from a few boxes to full house move contents, furniture removals, diy goods, scooter, excess luggage.