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Regions of France part II

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France is much more varied than what you can believe. Number of stories, variety in its gastronomy and architecture, are the nuances that we find as we go through it. There are interesting and spectacular tours through different regions that can be to get to know each one of them
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Center
Center is the region comprising six departments and whose capital is Orléans. It is a region marked by their rural identity, however, combined with urban agglomerations of strong industrial tradition, it is the first producer of cereals in the country and the fifth industrial region of France.
It borders the regions of Auvergne, Burgundy, Isle of France, Limousin, Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie, pays de la Loire and Poitou-Charentes. It has an approximate population of 2.480.000 inhabitants.
Some masterpieces such as the Château de Chambord, whose construction was entrusted to Leonardo da Vinciare there. It is one of the most long-awaited about regions. Its romantic atmosphere is full of castles and luxury of the golden age of France.
Fontainebleau, Orleans, Tours or Chartres, demonstrate the greatness of architectural and cultural heritage of the area.
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Burgundy and Franche-Comté.
Franco-Condado is a region located between Burgundy and Switzerland is renowned for its landscapes and monuments, both by its industries and the high respect for nature.
Burgundy, inhabited since the time of the Celts, Gauls, Romans and even Germanic peoples. It is a region that has been suffering from the exodus of its inhabitants in recent decades. However there is much to visit.
Its capital Dijon, has the charm of provincial capitals and is Center of the great wine industry of wine bearing the designation of origin "Burgundy". Visit and enjoy the wineries in the area and the local cuisine is a pleasure that we can not deprive.
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Poitu-Charentes and Limousin
We would say that it is the deep France. Two regions of deep ancestral customs and traditional flavors. Their villages on the banks of the Vienne River, tributary of the Loire, have a reserved character, instrospectivo.
A face different from France which is generally known. But spicy and tasty at your table. The capital of the first, Poitiers retains some impressive pieces of religious architecture as its Church of Notre - la-Grande in the 11th century and Romanesque style.
If you are in search of a dream holiday, plunging into the region of Limousin. Discover the riches of the 'Hidden France', an area of outstanding national sites. Also discover the incredible castles and Romanesque churches.
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Auvergne
Auvergne is the center of the area of the Massif Central, which comprises four departments, Puy-de-Dôme, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Allier. Its capital is Clermont-Ferrand. It has an area of 26.013 km², which is similar to Sicily in terms of extension.
Essentially mountainous region, Auvergne, possesses abundant Springs rich in mineral salts. It is an ideal place to relax, with many resorts, such as Vichy. Thermal tourism began here in the thermal spa of La Bourboule, located in the Puy-de-Dôme. More than 10 000 people came each year to it.
The Regional Natural Park of the volcanoes of Auvergne , comprising 4 volcanic massifs is located here. In this area there is a theme park around the subject and numerous ski resorts in background mode.
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Rhône-Alpes
Rhône-Alpes is located in the East of the country. Bordering the regions of Provence-Alpe-Côte d'Azur, Langueds, Roussillon, Auvergne, Burgundy and Franco-Condado, on the border with Switzerland and Italy. Rhône-Alpes has a remarkable communication by train and a vast network of expressways, and its two international airports: Lyon and Geneva.
8 Natural parks and unique places, such as the Mont Blanc and the Gorges de l ' Ardèche, offers very different landscapes. It is a paradise for the active traveler with over 60 golf courses and the biggest ski area in the world.
Lakes, roads, forests, villages and cities for those wishing to explore this region of France.
Vía: visitandoelmundo

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