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This is the title of the special issue jointly published by the Le Courrier de l'Ouest and Ouest-France newspapers. It came out on Tuesday 2 June and can be bought in newsagents and at the Fontevraud Abbey shop.
As part of the activities of the UNESCO Chair "Rivers and Heritage: natural and cultural diversity of river landscapes", this workshop is being organised at Angers University on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July 2015 to take stock of current research on the chair's theme and provide an initial discussion forum for researchers from the partner universities. The workshop is intended for academics, young researchers, professors, lecturers and students as well as the many professionals involved in water and environment management and development (local authorities, water management and development plans [SAGE], nature parks, federations and international organisations).
The French Institute, Mission Val de Loire and the municipality of Chênehutte-Trêves-Cunault (Maine-et-Loire) have set up a partnership to offer a creative residency devoted to the theme of the Loire Valley’s cultural landscape and its representation. Planned to last for around eight weeks during summer 2015, it will lead to presentation of one or more artistic productions on the occasion of European Heritage Days on 19 and 20 September 2015.
Pays de la Loire’s Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels (CEN – Natural Spaces Conservatory) in Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné was officially inaugurated on 6 May 2015, following a planning period overseen by the Fédération des Conservatoires des Espaces Naturels with financial support from the State and Pays de la Loire Region. It is the result of a merger between two associations: the Conservatoire des Rives de la Loire et de ses Affluents (CORELA – Conservatory of the Banks of the Loire and its Tributaries) and the Sarthe CEN.
Winegrowing (R)evolutions is one of two new visit itineraries on offer at the Anjou Vine and Wine Museum in Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay. It focuses on major inventions in the realm of viticulture and wine. A journey through the evolution of a profession with (written and spoken) testimonies from winegrowers along the way.
On 8 May 2015, Fontevraud-l’Abbaye inaugurated its new-look Place des Plantagenêts, freshly renovated as part of a village-centre requalification programme designed to make the utmost of the surroundings of one of the UNESCO site’s most emblematic monuments, the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.
A space presenting the project to the general public has been open at 13 Rue Nationale since Saturday 18 April 2015 and will remain open until the end of July, enabling the city of Tours and SET (Société d’Equipement de la Touraine) to show off the urban project set to transform the entrance to the city from Place Anatole France.
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17 June 2015

Fontevraud Abbey: from monastic life to the digital age

This is the title of the special issue jointly published by the Le Courrier de l'Ouest and Ouest-France newspapers. It came out on Tuesday 2 June and can be bought in newsagents and at the Fontevraud Abbey shop.

15 June 2015

River Culture: drivers of land use and environmental integrity

As part of the activities of the UNESCO Chair "Rivers and Heritage: natural and cultural diversity of river landscapes", this workshop is being organised at Angers University on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July 2015 to take stock of current research on the chair's theme and provide an initial discu...

13 May 2015

Regional support for boating on the Loire

The Centre-Loire Valley and Pays de la Loire Regional Councils are lending support to development of river navigation, a patrimonial component of a tourism offer combining Ligerian heritage, means of green transport and discovery of nature and landscapes. Pays de la Loire’s “La Loire en bateau” (...

11 May 2015

Call for candidacies: Artist’s residency at “La Colombière”

The French Institute, Mission Val de Loire and the municipality of Chênehutte-Trêves-Cunault (Maine-et-Loire) have set up a partnership to offer a creative residency devoted to the theme of the Loire Valley’s cultural landscape and its representation. Planned to last for around eight weeks during...

11 May 2015

Creation of the Pays de la Loire CEN

Pays de la Loire’s Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels (CEN – Natural Spaces Conservatory) in Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné was officially inaugurated on 6 May 2015, following a planning period overseen by the Fédération des Conservatoires des Espaces Naturels with financial support from the State and Pay...

11 May 2015

Winegrowing (R)evolutions

Winegrowing (R)evolutions is one of two new visit itineraries on offer at the Anjou Vine and Wine Museum in Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay. It focuses on major inventions in the realm of viticulture and wine. A journey through the evolution of a profession with (written and spoken) testimonies from wine...

11 May 2015

“Des Racines et des Ailes” in Anjou and Touraine

On Wednesday 6 May 2015, France 3 broadcast “Passion patrimoine : Sur la Loire, entre Touraine et Anjou”. This 115th episode of the magazine focused on the heritages leading to the Loire Valley’s inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Loire itself, troglodytes, châteaux and vineyards.

11 May 2015

Fontevraud-l’Abbaye’s historic square gets a facelift

On 8 May 2015, Fontevraud-l’Abbaye inaugurated its new-look Place des Plantagenêts, freshly renovated as part of a village-centre requalification programme designed to make the utmost of the surroundings of one of the UNESCO site’s most emblematic monuments, the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.

11 May 2015

Upper Middle Rhine Valley [Our heritage]

The strategic location of the spectacular 65-km stretch of the Middle Rhine Valley between Bingen, Rüdesheim and Koblenz, as an artery of transport, and the prosperity it engendered are reflected in its sixty or more little towns, its many terraced vineyards and the ruins of the castles that once...

06 May 2015

Tours: project for the top of Rue Nationale

A space presenting the project to the general public has been open at 13 Rue Nationale since Saturday 18 April 2015 and will remain open until the end of July, enabling the city of Tours and SET (Société d’Equipement de la Touraine) to show off the urban project set to transform the entrance to t...

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