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28 March 2014

“The World’s Heritage”, co-published by UNESCO Publishing and Collins

The third edition of the work is now available. It presents all 981 properties on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, including the new sites inscribed by the World Heritage Committee in 2013.

28 March 2014

Lycée students to build a vineyard lodge

In collaboration with Saumur’s municipal technical services, pupils at Sadi Carnot-Jean Bertin Polyvalent Lycée are planning to build a vineyard lodge.

28 March 2014

A fresh eye on Orleans – the city’s archaeology and history

Dozens of archaeological operations have been carried out over the last 25 years or so, dozens of sites excavated, studied and compared by Orleans’ Municipal Archaeological Department (SAMO) and the Association for National Archaeological Excavations (AFAN), now the National Institute of Preventi...

20 March 2014

Professional encounters between mediators, 2014

Following last spring’s encounters, Mission Val de Loire has suggested holding further discussion days. Aimed specifically at mediation professionals, guide lecturers, tourist office guides and the like, they are set to be organised around a cocktail buffet lunch – an ideal occasion for exchangin...

28 February 2014

Centre of excellence on specialised vegetation

In November 2012, the Pays de la Loire Region initiated deliberations with actors in the fields of research, training and innovation with a view to increasing the territory’s visibility and drawing power. The “Salon du Végétal” trade show for the flowers and plants industry hosted the official la...

28 February 2014

The Loire Châteaux network steering committee

On 31 January 2014, the Château d’Angers hosted the annual meeting of the network of 21 châteaux and their institutional partners: the Centre and Pays de la Loire Regions, the Centre-Loire Valley Regional Tourism Committee, Pays de la Loire Regional Agency, Loiret, Loir-et-Cher and Anjou Départem...

28 February 2014

Loire Valley: launch of an interregional tourism brand

The Territorial Tourism Conference (Assises Territoriales du Tourisme) brought together tourism professionals, local authorities and public bodies in Nantes on 17 February and Orleans on 19 February 2014. The event aimed to contribute to national thought on making tourism a key lever of growth an...

28 February 2014

“Nature and culture, an outstanding union” in the Centre Region

A TV commercial promoting the Centre Region has been broadcast on national channels since February. The ad spotlights the region’s most captivating landscapes and proudest possessions under the slogan “Nature et Culture, l’exceptionnelle rencontre!” (Nature and culture, an outstanding union!).

28 February 2014

Heritage & Touraine Room at Tours Library

Following completion of initial work on restructuring the Central Library, the Heritage & Touraine Room on the ground floor is now open to the public. Besides the books contained in the Touraine-Val de Loire collection, it also gives visitors free access to books on the old collection’s open shel...

28 February 2014

Guide to management of overgrown milieus on the banks of the Loire

The Saumur agglomeration community and the Maine-et-Loire Chamber of Agriculture based the guide on experience gained during implementation of a project initiated in 2009 with the aim of recovering the flood-prone meadowlands of an 18-km embanked alluvial corridor. The guide’s content and the rec...

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