Located in the Centre region, the city is Châteauroux Prefecture of Indre. It is twinned with Gütersloh (Germany), Olsztyn (Poland) and Bittou (Burkina Faso).
Its history is intimately linked with that of Deols. Around 937, the lord of the nearby city built a fortress on the left bank of the Indre. It is the Chateau Raoul. A city of artisans and merchants will develop on its premises and will soon name Châteauroux by contraction.
With its strategic location at the edge of Aquitaine, Chateau Raoul and the Kings of France and England are going to dispute the possession until the 13th century. It was the Revolution that Châteauroux will become the chief of the department.
In the early 19th century, the city became industrialized (tobacco, textiles ...) and the railway arrived in 1847.
The plant installed in 1936 Aviation Deols then the implementation of a major U.S. base between 1951 and 1967 will invigorate the city and contribute to its development.
The historical Châteauroux keeps many testimonies of the medieval rue de l'Indre, Rue Grande, Saint-Martial, Porte Saint-Martin, Franciscan convent ...
The 18th is superbly represented by the Hôtel Bertrand mansion that once belonged to General Henri-Gatien Bertrand, faithful fellow soldier of Napoleon, he followed her to St. Helena (City Museum is now located). The House of Berry, Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires, has elements of traditional art Berry.
The churches of Saint-Andre and Notre Dame, guitard the center among other evidence of 19th century architecture.
Equinoxe, Scène Nationale is a brilliant achievement today.
Both sights are the Museum Hotel Bertrand (works from the Gallo-Roman, Napoleonic memorabilia, Netherlands and Flemish paintings from the 15th to the 18th century ...) and the Convent of the Cordeliers (Franciscan convent from the 13th century, it now houses exhibitions of contemporary art).
Having been awarded the 4 flowers, Châteauroux is part of the Association of Parks and Gardens. The city is bisected by the River Indre, itself lined with green, forming a green corridor. The Public Garden is the flagship of municipal gardens offering different atmospheres and landscaped creative. The amusement park Daniel Bernardet (Belle Isle) with its lake for sporting purposes (fishing, swimming, boating on the lake playgrounds, walking and relaxing in the parks).