This paper examines the distinctive quality and char- acteristics of the central provinces of France. This area is unique in its diversity: a mix of scenic mountains and fertile valleys, agriculture and industry, contemporary life and ancient customs, rural countryside and modern cities. Although the population density of this region is lower than in other parts of France, the culture and industry of these provinces have a strong impact on the rest of the country. This area also holds an important place in the history of France, beginning with the influence of the Romans and continuing through the modern day. An examination of the diverse geography, industry, and culture of the central provinces presents a view of life in France as a whole.
"France: Chapitre V- Provinces du Centre,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2009
, Article 4.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2009/iss1/4