a city in and the capital of Loire-et-Cher, in central France, on the Loire River: historic castle.
a department in central France. 2479 sq. mi. (6420 sq. km).
Capital: Blois.
Historical Examples

Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Louis XIV., Makers of History Series John S. C. Abbott
Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country Francis Miltoun
The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
A Gentleman of France Stanley Weyman
Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France
Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Out in the Forty-Five Emily Sarah Holt

a town in N central France, on the Loire: 13th-century castle. Pop: 49 171 (1999)
a department of N central France, in Centre region. Capital: Blois. Pop: 318 853 (2003 est). Area: 6422 sq km (2505 sq miles)


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