The LVMH site in Saint-Jean de Braye (Loiret) is the largest European cosmetics factory with 1,400 employees including 260 research scientists, and the first private employer of the Loiret region, with a surface area of 55 hectares, 117 000 m² of buildings, and a water station supplied by a well at a depth of 60 meters so the site is completely autonomous.
The Loire and its tributaries play a major role as climate moderators, creating conditions that are particularly favourable to winegrowing. The Centre region’s vineyards grow a wide range of grape varieties adapted to its terroirs and to the Val de Loire’s northern climate. Loire wines have the advantage of unusually rich soils with very considerable variety from one area to another, all of which adds to their quality and originality.
The region’s wines are produced in two major areas : - wines from Touraine : Bourgueil, Chinon, Vouvray, etc. - wines from the Centre : Sancerre, Menetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, etc.
• Val de Loire, France’s leading winegrowing area for still white wines
• Val de Loire, France’s 3rd winegrowing region in AOC volume
• 1,335 professional winegrowing estates
• A total surface area of 31,200 hectares
• Annual production of 950,000 hl
The Centre region’s main appellations
Bourgueil, Cheverny, Chinon, Coteaux du Loir, Coteaux du Gienneois, Crémant de Loire, Ménetou-Salon, Orléans Cléry, Quincy, Reuilly, Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil, Sancerre, Vouvray…