Ride to Eat Nr 2 Center of France Bruere-Allichamps April 27, 2019

michiel kerkhof

Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#1
We meet at the little monument the locals made after in 1860 this was decided on as the geographical centre of France....several other towns around claim the same but have no monument so we pick this one!! we take picture at 16.00 sharp....sofar I have been unsuccesfull finding the coordinates of the monument but locals will lead you there no doubt....after all we are IBA heroes....coord of centre of town are N46 46.170 and E 2 25.949.
We stay a little furthur north in Bourges IBIS Centre Bourges on Rue Jankelevitch 18000 Bourges coor N47 04.897 E 2 23.280 once they are full there are alternatives nearby....We will have dinner at Ibis.... geografisch Centre_France_1.jpg
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1. Michiel Kerkhof
2. Jon Parsell
3. Gordon Sears
4/5 Peter Ihlo & Conny
6. Sean ?
7.Kim Leeson
8.Jonathan Baker
9.Marc
10 Daz Nes
11 Mr Frank
12 Wilfried Weyers
13 Gerhard M.Krueger
14/15 Graeme& Sally
16 Ralf
17 Gerd Heinzmann
18 Erwin2
19/20 Rainer &Heike Killian
21 MikeH
22 Martin
23 Chris Cicero
24 Scott Miller
25 Winglider
26 RDJ
 
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JON12A

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IBA Member
#2
Is this it ?
Its about 3km away from the village but it is the monument that Google declares the center of France.
Not sure if its the official one Michiel or just a different marker.
N46° 46.173' E2° 25.983'

https://www.tourisme-coeurdefrance.com/components/com_flexicontent/medias/PCUCENBERV5008UD-0.jpg

The center of France
18200

BRUERE-ALLICHAMPS

At the crossroads of the village of Bruère-Allichamps, a monumental stone topped with the Tricolor flag, indicates the geographical center of France since 1797. It is an ancient military boundary stone laid in this place by the Duke of Béthune Charost.

https://www.tourisme-coeurdefrance.com/components/com_flexicontent/medias/PCUCENBERV5008UD-0.jpg
 
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Me too, please.

There are several centres of France (including Corsica, DOM-TOM or not). The picture is taken north of Champvallier (definitely not Bruere-Allichamps).

Cheers,
Ralf
 

michiel kerkhof

Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#19
Champvallier is new to me....I know it's not in Bruere Allichamps as announced but was still trying to find out where exactly the statue is.....was planning to search the area on my way to the Belgian RTE in febr.....do you happen to have the exact coordinates for it Ralf?? and can I have a full name for you??