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Indre-et-Loire

[an-drey-lwar]
Indre-et-Loire is a department in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers.

History

Indre-et-Loire is one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Touraine.

Tours was a center of learning in the early Middle Ages.

Geography

Indre-et-Loire is part of the current region of Centre (Val de Loire) and is surrounded by the départements of Loir-et-Cher, Indre, Vienne, Maine-et-Loire, and Sarthe.

Tourism

Indre-et-Loire is home to numerous outstanding châteaux that are open to the public, among them are the following:

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