Romorantin is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of France. It is located towards the very centre of the country and its full name is Romorantin-Lanthenay. It covers a small land area just 45 square kilometres in total and has a population of around18 thousand people as of the last count in 1999. Up until 1961 the area was actually two separate communes, Romorantin and Lanthenay until they merged to form a single one. There are no airports in Romorantin so road and rail are the primary ways to get to the commune.
Perhaps the single biggest event in the commune is a gastronomy festival held on the last weekend of October every year and more than 13 thousand people visit the area during this festival to celebrate and enjoy fine food and wine as well as the culture of the area. It is called Les Journees Gastronomiques de Sologne and has been held every year since 1978.
The town itself holds little other interest for tourists apart from the Musee de Sologne situated in the Old Mills in the centre of town that showcases the history, ecology and traditions of the commune. Surround the town, however, there are many different places to explore. Children love the Aliotis Aquarium just five kilometres outside the town where fish, sharks and turtles can be seen as well as the main attraction, a tank full of about 1000 piranhas. There are a number of well used bike and hiking routes around the outside of town and bicycle rental can be obtained from in the town too.
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