The Centre region in the heart of France, south west of the capital Paris, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site Val de Loire and is made up of six departments, with the main city of Orleans in the Loiret department. If you would like to stay in accommodation in Centre Val-de-Loire then you will be sure to have great fun exploring the beautiful scenery of central France with a network of cycle routes and footpaths. You can also get to know the city of Orleans and the university town of Tours, offering a wide range of attractions to guests on holiday in the area. Explore these historical towns with their beautiful chateaux and sample the local wines on a vineyard tour.
Visit the city of Orleans during your stay in accommodation in Centre Val-de-Loire
Orleans is a great starting point for your holiday in Centre Val-de-Loire. The city has a colourful history dating back to the Middle Ages when Orleans was a separate kingdom. A must see during your stay in Centre apartments is the striking Cathedral of St Croix, a fantastic example of Gothic church art with beautiful stained glass windows. If you're a fan of medieval history then be sure to visit Joan of Arc's house. The best way to travel to the city of Orleans is by plane, however trains from Paris are just as easy, as well as driving along the motorway.
Centre apartments – discover the heart of France
The university town of Tours in Indre-et-Loire, just to the west of the Loire Valley region, is also a must see. This picturesque town is located on the Loire River and is known for its culture and arts, its wines and of course the beautiful French that is spoken here. The University here offers French courses for any level of student, so if you're planning to extend your stay in Centre apartments then why not improve your French while you're at it. If you're in search of a cultural experience, then be sure to visit the Museum of Fine Arts found in the former Archbishop's Palace, where you will find a fantastic collection of pieces. Also worth visiting is the Botanical Gardens if you decide to book a holiday home in Tours - take a walk through the old city where you will see the fascinating old houses and the Cathedral St Gatien. Accommodation in Centre Val-de-Loire is easy to come by and you will be sure to love your cosy holiday cottage or spacious villa for a fascinating French experience in the Centre Region of France.