The Centre Val de Loire is in the centre of France and comprises of six departments: Cher (18), Eure et Loir (28), Indre (36), Indre et Loir (37), Loiret (45), & Loir et Cher (41). It forms a large part of the Loire Valley with its many famous Châteaux (Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry and Azay le Rideau etc).
There is an excellent supply of lakes and ponds throughout the region and in particular along the valleys of the Cher, Eure, Indre, Loir & Loire rivers.
The Cher department has a number of lakes, predominantly located in the Sologne forest north of Bourges & along the Cher & Loire river valleys that run north to south throughout the department. Notable lakes include: Plan d'Eau du Val d'Auron, Etang de Craon, Etang de Puits, Etang de Goule, Lac de Virlay, Lac des Thureaux and Etang de la Chelouze.
The Eure et Loir department has a small number of lakes predominantly along the Eure & Loir river valleys. Notable lakes include Etang de Brou and Etang d'Ecluzelles.
The Indre department is home to the Parc regional de la Brenne, known as the "pays aux mille étangs" due to the abundance of lakes and ponds that create a mosaic across the landscape. Despite the abundance of lakes in the Brenne there are not many of notable size (50 hectares+). Notable lakes include in the Indre include: Etang de Bellebouche, Etang de la Gabrière, Etang de Gabriau, Etang de la Mer Rouge and the Lac D'Eguzon on the southern department border with the Creuse
The Indre-et-Loire department is dominated by the Loire river and its significant tributaries the Vienne, Cher & Indre that cross the department. It offers the following notable lakes : Lac de Chambay, Lac de Gevrioux, Lac Chateau la Valliere, Lac de Langeais and Lac de Pincemaille.
The Loiret department has thousands of lakes, throughout in Sologne area to the south of Orleans & along the dominant Loire valley and many canals and tributaries that disect the department. Similar to the Indre, the vast majority of lakes are less than 50ha in size. Notable lakes include : L'Étang du Puits which is the biggest lake in the Sologne & Étang de Grand Ru.
The Loir et Cher department is dominated by three rivers and their extended valleys. The river Loir runs across the north, the Cher river crosses the south and the imposing Loire dissects the department. There are thousands of lakes predominantly to the south eastern corner, on the flat Loire & Cher river valleys in the forested and moorland areas known as the Sologne. The majority of the lakes across the department are of notable size as in the Loiret & Indre departments.
This iconic region of France, renowned for its rivers, chateaux and wine is the perfect location to find a lake or a property with a lake for sale.