Centre-Val de Loire, positioned in central France, and drained by the massive Loire River system, includes a handful of the most historic cities is france, including Blois, Bourges, Chartres, Chateauroux, and Tours.
Orleans, its administrative capital, is renown for its association with Saint Joan of Arc, a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint.
The region is a popular tourism destination. Among its major attractions are the Chartres Cathedral; the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Gatien and remains of the Basilica of Saint-Martin, both in Tours; and the stunning chateaus of the Loire River Valley, including Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceaux, and many more.
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