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Ranked #1 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its high-Gothic art and architectural style.
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Ranked #2 of 303 attractions in Centre
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Owner description: At dawn or at dusk, we lift near the most interesting castles of Loir-et-Cher (Chenonceau, Amboise, Chaumont-sur-Loire,... more » Owner description: At dawn or at dusk, we lift near the most interesting castles of Loir-et-Cher (Chenonceau, Amboise, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Blois), depending on the seasons, at the time when the light is most beautiful. The lift takes place only if there are good weather conditions (no rain and wind at less than 20 km/h).Our activity lasts three hours : unpack and inflate the balloon, one hour flight, landing and return to the original lift site. If you desire, you may take part in the preparation of the balloon, which is always an exciting and surprising experience.At the landing, the passengers are always very happy; they are charmed by this wonderful escapade. As you embark thrilled by such a pleasant journey and because such happiness should never be celebrated alone, a flute glass of "Pétillant de Loire" and a certificate are presented by the pilot and his crew just to comfirm frienship « less
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Chateau de Chenonceau (Chenonceaux)
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Ranked #3 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Castles; Museums; Gardens
Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
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Ranked #4 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Gardens
A monumental countryside villa surrounded by world-famous gardens, organized in the classic French Renaissance style.
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Ranked #5 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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A Dos d'Ane (Tour-en-Sologne)
Ranked #6 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: Trekking with a donkey, another way to visit the Valley of the Loire treasures. A DOS D’ANE offers an original way to... more » Owner description: Trekking with a donkey, another way to visit the Valley of the Loire treasures. A DOS D’ANE offers an original way to discover Tour-en-Sologne and its chateaux. Alone, with family or friends, discover the enjoyment of riding at the pace of the donkey. Information Open all the year round Half a day or more 2 to 7 day tours possible Predefined routes according to your needs Tariff from 25 € per donkey For all ages, children from 2 years old Equipment provided « less
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ZooParc de Beauval (Saint-Aignan)
Ranked #7 of 303 attractions in Centre
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
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Parc Floral d'Apremont (Apremont-sur-Allier)
Ranked #8 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Biking Trails
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Chateau de l'Islette (Azay-le-Rideau)
Ranked #10 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Architectural Buildings; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: A destination for pilgrims for over a thousand years, the Cathedral of Chartres, located on the plain of Beauce, was severely... more » Owner description: A destination for pilgrims for over a thousand years, the Cathedral of Chartres, located on the plain of Beauce, was severely damaged by a number of fires. The façade and one of the spires date from the 12th century, the second spire was built in the 16th century on a 12th century base while the nave and chancel go back to the 13th century. From the top of the Jehan de Beauce tower, visitors can enjoy superb views of the surrounding country and take a close-up look at the Cathedral’s Gothic architecture. Cathedral designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> 2nd May to 31st August: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st September to 30th April: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed:> Sunday mornings.> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups « less
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Les Fossiles (Sancerre)
Ranked #12 of 303 attractions in Centre
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Ranked #13 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Chateau de Meung sur Loire (Meung-sur-Loire)
Ranked #15 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Castles; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: L'authentique chateau de la Vallee des Rois du XIII siecle. Aux portes de Chambord, du raffinement de ses salons aux... more » Owner description: L'authentique chateau de la Vallee des Rois du XIII siecle. Aux portes de Chambord, du raffinement de ses salons aux inquietants souterrains, vous serez etonnes en decouvrant ce chateau prive avec ses pieces meublees, les souterrains, ses plus de 2000 objets exposes et les illustres personnages qui y ont sejourne... « less
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Ranked #16 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #17 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: At the invitation of Francis I, Leonardo da Vinci came to live at the Château du Clos Lucé and stayed here for the last three... more » Owner description: At the invitation of Francis I, Leonardo da Vinci came to live at the Château du Clos Lucé and stayed here for the last three years of his life, devoting himself to perfecting his inventions. Leonardo was prolific and inspired, working as an engineer, architect and theatrical director, organising lavish festivities for the Court. At his residence 300 metres from the Château Royal, he drew up plans for a model château for Francis I in Romorantin and designed the double-helix open staircase in the Château de Chambord.The Château du Clos Lucé is dedicated to showing and explaining to the public the great knowledge acquired by the Italian Maestro.  « less
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Ranked #18 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Maurice Dufresne Museum (Azay-le-Rideau)
Ranked #19 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Museums
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George Sand's House (Nohant-Vic)
Ranked #20 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Gardens
Owner description: George Sand’s house was built at the end of the XVIII century. The great woman writer spent her childhood at Nohant and wrote... more » Owner description: George Sand’s house was built at the end of the XVIII century. The great woman writer spent her childhood at Nohant and wrote most of her works in the house, which retains the original furniture and decor. Site with the "Outstanding Garden" label. Open:> 2nd May to 30th June: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 1st July to 31st August: from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 1st to 30th September and 1st to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups « less
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Ranked #21 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; History Museums; Gardens
Owner description: With the dawning of the Renaissance, the mighty medieval fortress of Amboise gave way to a royal residence, during the reigns... more » Owner description: With the dawning of the Renaissance, the mighty medieval fortress of Amboise gave way to a royal residence, during the reigns of the Kings of France Charles VIII and François I. The Court, a large number of men and women of letters and European artists, stayed here on invitation from the sovereigns, one example being Leonardo da Vinci who lies here in peace in the Château’s Chapel.This place of high renown in the History of France boasts an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture illustrating the artistic finery of the first French Renaissance. After a visit of the Royal House and the impressive Cavalry Towers, the walk continues in the magnificent panoramic gardens overlooking the Loire river. « less
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Ranked #22 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #23 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #26 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks
In the royal city, youy can visit the dungeons and a royal lodge.
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Ranked #28 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Chambord is the emblem of the French Renaissance through Europe and the world. The Domain of Chambord is made up of the... more » Owner description: Chambord is the emblem of the French Renaissance through Europe and the world. The Domain of Chambord is made up of the château, a village, farms and a wooded area. The domain of Chambord is completely enclosed within a wall, all 5,440 hectares of it. That’s the equivalent of the city of Paris! It is the largest enclosed forest in Europe. The entire site has been the property of the state since 1930; when the public estate was created, article 230 of the law dated 23 February 2005 stated that the possessions making up the domain were given over to it without restriction or exceptions. « less
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Ranked #29 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
This is an incredible architectural feat - we traveled over the bridge in a canal boat and then went back to bike on it.
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Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire (Chaumont-sur-Loire)
Ranked #30 of 303 attractions in Centre
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Less than 200 kilometres south of Paris, nestling between the cities of Tours and Blois, is a haven of poetry. A natural... more » Owner description: Less than 200 kilometres south of Paris, nestling between the cities of Tours and Blois, is a haven of poetry. A natural oasis, a headland stretching out 40 metres above the wild Loire, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, owned by the Centre Region, welcomes the public all year round to its chateau and park and, from April to the end of October, to the unmissable International Garden Festival. Whatever the season, the chateau - once the home of Catherine de Medici, Diane de Poitiers and Princess de Broglie - beckons you indoors to admire its welcoming and lavishly furnished interiors. The International Garden Festival has been providing a unique panorama of landscape design all over the world since 1992. At the same time a source of ideas and a nursery for talent, the Festival gives an extra boost to the art of gardens and gains the interest of both the public and those in the trade by displaying new flower arrangements, new materials, new ideas and new approaches. The diversity and the high quality of the projects have contributed to the Festival's international reputation, which has become an indisputable meeting place for displaying the work of a new generation of landscape gardeners, architects, designers or gardeners. « less
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