Centre-Val de Loire

West of Paris is a lovely farming valley famous for its glorious Renaissance châteaux and delectable white wines

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The small medieval city of Chartres has one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in Europe

 
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The bike path alongside the confluence where the Loiret meets the Loire River (Photo by Joël AUBRY)

The rivers of the Centre-Loire region are lined by the most glorious chateaux in France—nice wine, too.

 
 
 

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