Territory uniting the administrative regions of Limousin, Auvergne, Centre and Burgundy.
Limousin, a land of quickset hedges, is above all a cattle-raising area. With a little more than 730,000 inhabitants, it is the second least populated region in France. Limoges is situated approx. 370 km (231 miles) south of Paris and 320 km (200 miles) north of Toulouse. Due to its relief and economic past, Limousin remains relatively isolated from the main communication routes and interchanges.
Auvergne Like a fortress of mountains and extinct volcanoes, Auvergne stands on the Massif Central, strewn with sources, lakes and highland pastures. The administrative "Auvergne" region is made up of three historic and cultural regions: Auvergne itself, Velay and Bourbonnais.
Centre Land of legends, Berry has adapted to the modern way of life without losing its deeply rural character. The Loire Valley, with its prestigious chateaux, is also well known for its wines. To the north, the Beauce countryside and the sinuous valleys of the Loir and the Eure meander by. Sologne attracts many a hunter. The vast national forests are conducive to hiking.
Burgundy The Burgundy Sill and the Morvan Hills provide a mosaic of extremely varied countryside. The forest (1,000,000 ha or 2,471,000 acres) covers a third of the surface area. The vines are amongst the most well-known in the world. Dijon, town of famous art, perpetuates the tradition of good food and drink.
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