The physiognomy of the city has greatly changed in recent decades. The new urban model differs from the traditional one which was organized around a historical centre. Our study poses the question of a hypothetical link between the spatial representation the city dwellers have of the city centre and their expectations from urban centrality. Our hypothesis is that centrality is a psychological component with which the individual constructs a legible representation of the city. The study focuses on the influence of the urban structure on the way the inhabitant builds his/her spatial representation of the city according to their place of residence and on the link between their conceptual image of the city centre of the town they live with their expectations from urban centrality.