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Region Centre
Departement Indre
Postal code 36000

Elevation 154-164 m
land area 19 km2
Population 47,127 (2007)
Density 2,425 /km2
The city of Châteauroux is located in central France on the Indre River and is the capital of the Indre department. Châteauroux has a population of approximately 53,000 inhabitants and the primary industries are the manufacturing of textiles, metals, and pharmaceutical products. The city is about two hours south of Paris and is constructed around a beautiful 10th century castle near the Indre River which was created by the lords of Deols.

Châteauroux is a historic city which contains many churches and interesting buildings that date back as far as the 14th century and include the church of St Andre and the Chateau Raoul which is the castle from which the city name is derived. There is also the Eglise des Cordeliers which is currently an interesting jewelry museum and the church of St. Martial which was constructed during the 12th to 16th centuries.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the beautiful Loire Valley which offers spectacular views and is dotted with wonderful chateaus throughout the countryside. There are also many nature trails along the Indre River along with lots of places to go cycling, horseback riding, and swimming.

In the centre of Châteauroux you can visit a variety of museums that contain Napoleonic history and the local library that offers an array of interesting history on the city of Châteauroux and the surrounding region. When you are finished exploring you can visit the many fine specialty shops and boutiques which offer high end items and a variety of restaurants that service delicious local cuisine and fine wines.

A visit to Châteauroux during the summer months will also offer an abundance of creative festivals and cultural events. If you want to experience some of the famous destinations in the city of Paris you do not have to travel far to visit some of the most exciting attractions in the world.

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