Romorantin is an archetype of a French
For a long time it was far away from main railways and motoways, but nowdays
its central localisation in the center of France has now made Romorantin
located in a triangle of motoway
such as A10, A 71 and A 85.
was called before the 16th century "Remorantin"
from sandy lands ("mo")
and a little river ("re")
called the "Rantin".
"Lanthenay" is a name of a nearby
village joined by our city in 1961.
"Remorantin" lived a fastuous time during the
when François 1er's mother,
Louise de Savoie, the royal family and the court stayed there.
The king loved this town so much that he wanted to built there
its royal palace (which has become Chambord).
came in France to work on it but he had another idea : building
an ideal city. He wanted to build a new Rome on the
Rantin. Unfortunatly he died too soon to realize it but the name remain from
his dream : Romorantin, a little Rome on the Rantin.
Some new details have
recently been discovered on this story and in the future, Romorantin will become
part of a european Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci route with Amboise, Chambord,
Vinci and Florence.