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Centre (France)

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Template:Centre infobox Centre is one of the 26 rgions of France.

The rgion Centre is made up of the following former provinces of France:

The very bland name "Centre" is criticized by many in France. It was chosen by the French central government and based purely on geography, since the Centre rgion is made up of too many historical provinces to use an historical name. However, the rgion Centre is not really at the center of France, and the name is criticized as being dull and nondescript.

The main feature of the rgion Centre is the Loire Valley. It includes the rich, fertile valleys of the Loire River and its tributaries: Cher, Indre, Eure, etc. It is in the Centre rgion that are located the famous chteaux of the Loire Valley, which attract many tourists to the rgion.

It has been proposed to rename the rgion "Val de Loire" (i.e. "Vale of the Loire"), which would give more character to the name of the rgion. Val de Loire is a name associated with positive images, such as the chteaux of the Loire Valley, the gentle and refined lifestyle of the Loire Valley, the wines of the Loire Valley, the mild and temperate climate of the Loire Valley, and so on. However, so far the name has not been adopted as the official name of the rgion. It is only sometimes used next to the name of the rgion, as in "Centre - Val de Loire".


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