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Two videos have recently been uploaded about post-war reconstruction as part of the cultural and professional events organised in 2014-2015 on this theme: a conference on regionalism and a documentary on Sully.
The PETRi group of associations is launching a participatory funding project on the Kisskissbankbank platform for publishing the book "Tourangelles et Tourangeaux. À vos recettes !". This book will bring together some forty easy recipes made with local produce from the Tours region, based on sharing and passing on an intangible heritage that reflects the local way of life.
Claude Mettavant, from the PHARE association (Heritage and History of Rochecorbon and Surrounding Areas), is publishing the first book in a collection: "Histoire et Patrimoine de Rochecorbon" (Rochecorbon history and heritage). Volume I of "Rochecorbon of the Middle Ages" takes readers on a mediaeval journey from the 9th to 13th centuries: how the town first came about, its first fortified castle and its castellan domains. A second volume will be published for the 14th and 15th centuries.
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30 March 2015

“Guide Pédagogique pour 3 SCoT du Loiret” guide

This educational guide, published in partnership with the Loiret CAUE (Council of Architecture, Urban Planning and the Environment), is designed to accompany the procedures for drafting the Territorial Coherence Plans (SCoTs) initiated simultaneously by Pays Forêt d’Orléans-Loire Valley, Sologne...

30 March 2015

The Grand-Pré landscape [Our heritage]

Located in the Minas Bay in Nova Scotia (Canada), the Grand-Pré Marsh and its archaeological sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2012. They make up a cultural landscape bearing witness to the development of farmland reclamation on the part of the Acadians in the 17th century, in a...

09 March 2015

[French version only] Hatra [Notre patrimoine]

Le site de Hatra, grande cité fortifiée dont les vestiges se dressent en plein désert, a été inscrit par l’UNESCO en 1985 (l’Irak a été un des premiers signataires - en 1974 - de la Convention du patrimoine mondial).

06 March 2015

Loire Valley monuments – spring 2015 news

In the run-up to the new season, there are all sorts of operations under way to restore and redevelop sites (St Cosme Priory, Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, Château de Saumur) as well as replace exhibition displays with new ones (Fontevraud Abbey, Château de Villandry, Château de Brezé, Domaine de Cha...

05 March 2015

Reconstruction in the Loire Valley

Two videos have recently been uploaded about post-war reconstruction as part of the cultural and professional events organised in 2014-2015 on this theme: a conference on regionalism and a documentary on Sully.

05 March 2015

Centrifuge, a new cultural magazine

More than just a programme, the Centrifuge magazine seeks to be "a fully-fledged forum for local artists, associations and local authorities who are organising cultural events". Handed out for free in paper format (A5 - 64 pages) since October 2014, Centrifuge also has a website and a mobile app...

05 March 2015

Call for funding for a "tourangelle" recipe book

The PETRi group of associations is launching a participatory funding project on the Kisskissbankbank platform for publishing the book "Tourangelles et Tourangeaux. À vos recettes !". This book will bring together some forty easy recipes made with local produce from the Tours region, based on shar...

05 March 2015

"La Loire à vélo" Routard guide

The first guide of the new "big cycling trails" collection by Routard is devoted to the Loire à Vélo. For each stage there is a colour map with sites worth visiting, together with a list of addresses for where to stay, eat, rent bikes and keep your bike shipshape.

05 March 2015

Rochecorbon history and heritage

Claude Mettavant, from the PHARE association (Heritage and History of Rochecorbon and Surrounding Areas), is publishing the first book in a collection: "Histoire et Patrimoine de Rochecorbon" (Rochecorbon history and heritage). Volume I of "Rochecorbon of the Middle Ages" takes readers on a media...

05 March 2015

Sustainable tourism in the world heritage sites

The UNESCO programme on world heritage and sustainable tourism has just launched a digital platform for providing operators of world heritage sites with tools on sustainable tourism in the form of 10 analytical guides that are available in French and English.

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