Centre Travel Guide

  • Da Vinci Memorial, Amboise, July 2008
    Da Vinci Memorial, Amboise, July 2008
    by von.otter
  • Castles
    by June.b
  • Castles
    by June.b
Map of Centre
CLICK FOR INTERACTIVE MAP

Tours

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Tours-85806/TravelGuide-Tours.html

198,613,75

Chartres

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Chartres-130153/TravelGuide-Chartres.html

203,750,23

Amboise

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Amboise-139060/TravelGuide-Amboise.html

131,378,33

Orléans

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Orleans-99652/TravelGuide-Orleans.html

58,194,39

Chenonceau

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Chenonceau-129353/TravelGuide-Chenonceau.html

150,416,5

Blois

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Blois-134681/TravelGuide-Blois.html

91,305,32

Chambord

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Chambord-130864/TravelGuide-Chambord.html

92,303,2

Bourges

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Bourges-133730/TravelGuide-Bourges.html

50,136,27

Chinon

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Chinon-129052/TravelGuide-Chinon.html

17,48,25

Sancerre

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Sancerre-88880/TravelGuide-Sancerre.html

36,102,7

Chaumont-sur-Loire

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Chaumont_sur_Loire-129667/TravelGuide-Chaumont_sur_Loire.html

25,112,0

Azay-le-Rideau

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Azay_le_Rideau-137254/TravelGuide-Azay_le_Rideau.html

38,150,10

Loches

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Loches-106558/TravelGuide-Loches.html

31,76,12

Beaugency

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Beaugency-136320/TravelGuide-Beaugency.html

19,56,9

Langeais

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Langeais-115168/TravelGuide-Langeais.html

12,61,6

Cheverny

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Cheverny-129228/TravelGuide-Cheverny.html

54,205,1

Châteauroux

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Chateauroux-129938/TravelGuide-Chateauroux.html

7,9,17

La Châtre

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/La_Chatre-117338/TravelGuide-La_Chatre.html

11,45,0

Villandry

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Villandry-83326/TravelGuide-Villandry.html

74,268,1

Cléry-Saint-André

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Clery_Saint_Andre-128657/TravelGuide-Clery_Saint_Andre.html

6,30,0

Châteaumeillant

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Chateaumeillant-129987/TravelGuide-Chateaumeillant.html

8,41,0

Fez

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Fez-123942/TravelGuide-Fez.html

3,16,0

Argenton-sur-Creuse

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Argenton_sur_Creuse-138407/TravelGuide-Argenton_sur_Creuse.html

2,4,0

Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Neuvy_Saint_Sepulchre-100561/TravelGuide-Neuvy_Saint_Sepulchre.html

13,38,0

Gargilesse-Dampierre

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Gargilesse_Dampierre-122442/TravelGuide-Gargilesse_Dampierre.html

10,32,0

Valençay

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Valencay-84938/TravelGuide-Valencay.html

1,5,3

Somme

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Somme-87407/TravelGuide-Somme.html

7,17,0

Apremont

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Apremont-138626/TravelGuide-Apremont.html

18,50,0

Nohant-Vicq

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Nohant_Vicq-100389/TravelGuide-Nohant_Vicq.html

4,12,0

Nazelles

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Nazelles-100861/TravelGuide-Nazelles.html

0,0,1

Le Blanc

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Le_Blanc-113032/TravelGuide-Le_Blanc.html

5,18,0

Fougères-sur-Bièvre

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Fougeres_sur_Bievre-123182/TravelGuide-Fougeres_sur_Bievre.html

5,19,0

Villeny

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Villeny-82854/TravelGuide-Villeny.html

0,0,1

Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Saint_Nicolas_de_Bourgueil-90369/TravelGuide-Saint_Nicolas_de_Bourgueil.html

0,3,0

Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Saint_Benoit_sur_Loire-93614/TravelGuide-Saint_Benoit_sur_Loire.html

6,32,0

Pruniers

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Pruniers-96567/TravelGuide-Pruniers.html

2,9,1

Dreux

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Dreux-125698/TravelGuide-Dreux.html

9,12,7

Augy-sur-Aubois

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Augy_sur_Aubois-137755/TravelGuide-Augy_sur_Aubois.html

9,18,0

Ainay-le-Vieil

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Ainay_le_Vieil-139420/TravelGuide-Ainay_le_Vieil.html

0,2,0

Marseilles-lès-Aubigny

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Marseilles_les_Aubigny-104585/TravelGuide-Marseilles_les_Aubigny.html

2,7,0

Lémeré

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Lemere-111410/TravelGuide-Lemere.html

1,3,0

Le Châtelet

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Le_Chatelet-112503/TravelGuide-Le_Chatelet.html

11,44,0

Étang de la Gabrière

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Etang_de_la_Gabriere-122584/TravelGuide-Etang_de_la_Gabriere.html

0,2,0

Sully-sur-Loire

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Sully_sur_Loire-86957/TravelGuide-Sully_sur_Loire.html

7,35,1

Ruffec

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Ruffec-94331/TravelGuide-Ruffec.html

Rosnay

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Rosnay-94741/TravelGuide-Rosnay.html

1,5,0

Rigny-Ussé

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Rigny_Usse-95315/TravelGuide-Rigny_Usse.html

4,27,0

Pontlevoy

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Pontlevoy-97346/TravelGuide-Pontlevoy.html

0,0,3

Chouzy-sur-Cisse

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Chouzy_sur_Cisse-128955/TravelGuide-Chouzy_sur_Cisse.html

0,0,2

Châteaudun

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Chateaudun-130009/TravelGuide-Chateaudun.html

2,8,0

Briare

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Briare-133014/TravelGuide-Briare.html

6,20,4

Bléré

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Blere-134728/TravelGuide-Blere.html

2,11,0

Beauregard

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Beauregard-136147/TravelGuide-Beauregard.html

5,26,0

Azay-le-Ferron

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Azay_le_Ferron-137255/TravelGuide-Azay_le_Ferron.html

1,6,0

Aubigny-sur-Nère

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Aubigny_sur_Nere-137882/TravelGuide-Aubigny_sur_Nere.html

8,11,0

Nohant

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Nohant-100392/TravelGuide-Nohant.html

0,3,0

Montrichard

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Montrichard-101773/TravelGuide-Montrichard.html

2,8,5

Montlouis-sur-Loire

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Montlouis_sur_Loire-101990/TravelGuide-Montlouis_sur_Loire.html

1,5,2

Meung-sur-Loire

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Meung_sur_Loire-103494/TravelGuide-Meung_sur_Loire.html

0,10,0

Luynes

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Luynes-105762/TravelGuide-Luynes.html

4,16,0

Le Poinçonnet

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Le_Poinconnet-110682/TravelGuide-Le_Poinconnet.html

0,3,1

Le Boucher

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Le_Boucher-112930/TravelGuide-Le_Boucher.html

0,0,1

La Chapelle-Saint-Ursin

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/La_Chapelle_Saint_Ursin-117430/TravelGuide-La_Chapelle_Saint_Ursin.html

7,14,0

Germigny-des-Prés

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Centre/Germigny_des_Pres-122147/TravelGuide-Germigny_des_Pres.html

5,30,0

Tours

See all 198 Tours Tips
  • Old town

    Tours Things to Do

    Place Plumereau is the central square of Tours. It is the most picturesque and busiest place in Tours. Restaurants here are affordable, contrary to the habit of raising the price like hell in central squares. Therefore my advice is to take a table and enjoy a meal, a wine the view and the buzz.

    more
  • Mercure Tours Nord

    Tours Hotels

    Well so far so good I guess. We just arrived last night and we have not had a chance to head into...

    more
  • Castles

    Tours Off The Beaten Path

    I would have to admit that it's quite a while since I studied French at high school. One of our books was called 'La Belle France' and one of the few things I can recall from it was a photo of Chenonceau. I'm not sure if it was the lilting name or the fairy-tale appearance, but for some reason it stuck with me over the years. In early February...

    more

Chartres

See all 203 Chartres Tips
  • Train / Bus to Chartres

    Chartres Transportation

    Chartres is found about 100 km south west of Paris. The easiest and most pleasant way to reach Chartres from Paris is by train. The train departs from Gare Montparnasse. If you are driving, there are two possible routes. You can take the A10 motorway and then get off on the A11, or if you want to avoid tolls you can take the RN10.

    more
  • Best Western Le Grand Monarque

    Chartres Hotels

    The hotel is well situated for seeing all of Chartres (including the cathedral), and is...

    more
  • The Bridges of Chartres

    Chartres Things to Do

    Walking around this city, we will found several bridge and some of them go back several centuries. Here are some of the most representative.Pont Bouju [Bouju Bridge]The Bouju Bridge was, for a long time, the city’s most important bridge; it was also called “Grand Pont” and the “Pont du Château” because it served the village where the counts’...

    more

Amboise

See all 131 Amboise Tips
  • Simply French country cooking

    Amboise Restaurants

    Before the son-et-lumière show at the castle we dined in the garden of this simple restaurant where the owner did the meat on the barbecue.Google on the restaurant name to get some more info. It's been a while since I was here but I remember having an enjoyable meal.

    more
  • Hotel Le Manoir les Minimes

    Amboise Hotels

    The Hotel Le Manoir les Minimes is a beautiful accommodation located in the town of Amboise. It lies...

    more
  • Sound and light show at the castle

    Amboise Nightlife

    A French son-et-lumière is always a spectacle for young and old. The backdrop is the castle with the surrounding grounds. Lots of horses, dogs, actors, carts, wagons are involved. A bit of fighting noise and fireworks. Singing and dancing... a historic story with a dash of romance, usually. The big spectacles are in French but the story is 'thin'...

    more

Orléans

See all 58 Orléans Tips

Chenonceau

See all 150 Chenonceau Tips

Blois

See all 91 Blois Tips
  • House of Houdin

    Blois Things to Do

    Master of magic Robert-Houdin was born Jean Eugène Robert in Blois, on 6 December 1805. His father was a watchmaker and the young Jean Eugène followed in his footsteps. He was intrigued by all things mechanical and also the art of conjuring. He married Mademoiselle Josèphe Cecile Houdin and gained a special dispensation to take her last name.He is...

    more
  • Cote Loire - Auberge Ligerienne

    Blois Hotels

    Very warm welcome from the owners. Parts of the hotel are hundreds of years old. If you are looking...

    more
  • Château de Blois

    Blois Things to Do

    The Royal Château de Blois is located in the Loir-et-Cher département in the Loire Valley. It is in the centre of the modern city of Blois. It consists of a number of buildings built between the 13th and 17th centuries. These are centred around a main courtyard. One of these was the home of the famous French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin...

    more

Chambord

See all 92 Chambord Tips
  • Château de Chambord: François I’s Big...

    Chambord Things to Do

    “Good Heavens! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing it.”— from “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme,” 1670 by Jean-Baptiste Molière (1622-1673)A NOSE FOR PROSE Louis XIV paid nine visits to Château de Chambord, all for the hunting. On the 14th of October 1670 “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” premiered here, with the king in...

    more
  • Hotel du Grand-St-Michel

    Chambord Hotels

    103 place St-Michel, Bracieux, Chambord, 41250, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • My guide books in Chambord

    Chambord What to Pack

    Here are my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries in Chambord.Casa Editrice Bonechi – Italy. “The Golden Book”. Chambord. 1993, 48 pages.France. Le Petit Fute. Michel Strogoff & Ass., City-Guides, Country-Guides, Paris-Luxemburg-Moscow. 1999, 64 pages.France....

    more

Bourges

See all 50 Bourges Tips
  • Very much a local restaurant

    Bourges Restaurants

    Last Fall we got caught in a terrible rainstorm in Bourges, trapped inside the cathedral. As lunch time approached and started to pass, we decided that if we wanted lunch, we would have to brave the lessening rain and find a restaurant so we set off in a very heavy drizzle . . . that was a great improvement in the weather! We finally found Comptoir...

    more
  • Best Western Hotel D'angleterre

    Bourges Hotels

    1 Place Des 4 Pilliers, Bourges 18000

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Visit the Cathedral, a UNESCO World...

    Bourges Things to Do

    St. Etienne is one of the outstanding cathedrals in Europe. One of the interesting things to me was that the cathedral does not dominate the Bourges skyline the way Chartres does. We drove into town and were trying to navigate the narrow streets when I looked down one tiny street and realized there was an immense cathedral at the end of the street,...

    more

Chinon

See all 17 Chinon Tips
  • SAINT MARTIN CHURCH

    Chinon Off The Beaten Path

    Located in "Most beautiful village" of Candes-Saint-Martin, is the chapel Saint Martin. The Church is known for the many statues that decorate its facade, and for the stained glass windows tracing the story of the relics of Saint Martin.The church was built in the 12th century, although much of the decoration was added three centuries later....

    more
  • Diderot

    Chinon Hotels

    From all the places were we slept that one was definetely the best quality price relation. The hotel...

    more
  • CHINON CHATEAU

    Chinon Things to Do

    An important time in history happened in this Chateau which dates back till the 11th century.It was here, Joan of Arc first spotted the dethroned Charles VII in disguise and persuaded him to lend her an army to drive the English out of France.It was owned successively by the Counts of Tours and Blois, then by the Count of Anjou, and then it fell...

    more

Sancerre

See all 36 Sancerre Tips

Chaumont-sur-Loire

  • The Garden Festival at Chateau Chaumont

    Chaumont-sur-Loire Things to Do

    We stumbled on the Garden Festival completely by accident which is the way we find most of the things we see.On our very first trip to France (eons ago) we leased a car and after three days in Paris, we took off with our tent and map to see France. Along the way we spotted our "first" chateau. It was really exciting. We stopped the car, hopped out...

    more
  • Local wine

    Chaumont-sur-Loire Shopping

    After we'd pitched our tents at the campsite we walked into the small village to try to buy some wine to go with our dinner, but by the time we'd admired the Chateau, the one tabac we saw had shut. On the way back we spotted this place and found our way into a barn behind the house where there was a counter and bottles of wine. Eventually the owner...

    more
  • From Cour de Honneur to A Terrace With A...

    Chaumont-sur-Loire Things to Do

    As finished in the early 16C, the chateau was four sided. In 1740 the owner at that time. one Nicolas Bertin, removed the north wing and built the terrace which provides one of the finest views of the Loire. The buildings themselves are not very outstanding from this side, but there is a pretty carved well. Balconies were added in the later 19C so...

    more

Azay-le-Rideau

See all 38 Azay-le-Rideau Tips

Loches

See all 31 Loches Tips
  • Hunting Museum in Montpoupon

    Loches Things to Do

    This is off the beaten track but we found it on the way to Loches and were so impressed we returned to visit. Driving south, it looks like a large barn and you don't even notice it. Driving north on the D764 from Loches, you approach Chateau Montpoupon and it looks like a perfect chateau sitting in the countryside. It is one of those, "I've got to...

    more
  • Inter Hotel Luccotel

    Loches Hotels

    12 14 Rue Des Lezards, Loches, 37600, FR

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Changing times

    Loches Things to Do

    During the XIVth century artillery arrived on the scene and thus changed the nature of warfare. Charles VII then Louis IX had a round tower built during the 15th century with machicolations and a gun terrace to better defend the Donjon at Loches.Just in case you weren't aware, machicolations are where an overhang supported by corbels is built with...

    more

Beaugency

See all 19 Beaugency Tips

Langeais

See all 12 Langeais Tips
  • Austere yet beautiful chateau

    Langeais Things to Do

    The Langeais chateau proves once again that you can't judge a book by its cover. From the outside, the huge stone building looms large but is not very attractive to the eye. Yet, walk across the open drawbridge and you'll find a wonderful step back into history.The chateau itself has an abundance of furnishings to be admired. Furniture and rich...

    more
  • Chateau de Montbrun

    Langeais Hotels

    47 route du Coteau, Saint-Michel-sur-Loire, 37130, France

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Château de Langeais: Its Monumental...

    Langeais Things to Do

    “Directly you have crossed the drawbridge, and entered the door beneath the portcullis, you will see, beyond the garden, the ruins of his donjon. For the present Castle of Langeais, ancient as it is, does not stand on the site of the original fortress.”— from ‘Langeais’ in “Antiques Digest” 1926At one end of the Ground Floor’s Banquet Hall is a...

    more

Top Centre Hotels

Tours Hotels
198 Reviews - 613 Photos
Orléans Hotels
58 Reviews - 194 Photos
Sancerre Hotels
36 Reviews - 102 Photos
Chartres Hotels
203 Reviews - 750 Photos
Amboise Hotels
131 Reviews - 378 Photos
Chenonceau Hotels
150 Reviews - 416 Photos
Azay-le-Rideau Hotels
38 Reviews - 150 Photos
Saint-Denis-Hors Hotels
See nearby hotels
Chambord Hotels
92 Reviews - 303 Photos
Bourges Hotels
50 Reviews - 136 Photos
Beaugency Hotels
19 Reviews - 56 Photos
Vouzon Hotels
1 Hotel
Vouvray Hotels
3 Hotels
Vouvray Hotels
1 Hotel
Vineuil Hotels
1 Hotel

Instant Answers: Centre

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

63 travelers online now

Comments

Centre

Plan a Centre vacation with reviews, tips and photos posted by real travelers and Centre locals