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02 July 2014

Touraine Loire Valley Marathon

On Sunday 21 September, Tours will be hosting the 1st edition of the “Touraine Loire Valley Marathon” in addition to the usual 10- and 20-km itineraries. The aim of its organisers, La Nouvelle République in partnership with Indre-et-Loire General Council and numerous other private and public part...

02 July 2014

Chateaux news

This summer, visitors to the Loire Valley have new discoveries awaiting them in Amboise and Angers and at Fontevraud Abbey.

02 July 2014

Archaeological excavations on the left bank in Blois

Since October 2013, INRAP archaeologists have been carrying out digs upstream of the project for reconversion of the Vienne district’s psychiatric hospital on the left bank of the Loire in Blois. The excavations, which cover an area of almost 12,000 m² and which were ordered by the State (DRAC Ce...

02 July 2014

“Sur la route… de la Loire” (France Culture)

On 27 June, France Culture devoted its “Sur la route” programme to the Loire Valley, and you can listen to it again.

02 July 2014

Inauguration of the "Intelligence des Patrimoines" building

25 June 2014 saw the inauguration of a new building belonging to the Centre for Higher Renaissance Studies (CESR), a mixed research unit under the joint aegis of François-Rabelais University, Tours, and the CNRS. The new space will be given over to the “Intelligence des Patrimoines” programme pro...

02 July 2014

Meetings of the French World Heritage Properties Association, 2014

On 5 and 6 June 2014, representatives of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, along with their institutional partners, gathered in Chartres for 2 days of exchanges around the association’s general assembly.

02 July 2014

Review of Villandry’s participative landscape project

On Saturday 28 June 2014, a public holiday, some sixty people attended the inauguration of an exhibition on this experiment, in the presence of the municipality’s elected officials and Mission Val de Loire, a partner of the project. For several months, local inhabitants took part in the drafting...

02 June 2014

A new logo for the Loire Valley World Heritage site

You will doubtless have noticed that the site which you are visiting has had a makeover. It is all about the new Loire Valley World Heritage logo.

02 June 2014

A midsummer night's dream - contemporary art & heritage programme

From March to November 2014, fifteen venues are hosting the collections of the FRAC Centre, the FRAC Pays de la Loire and the Frac Poitou-Charentes, as well as new creations, thus offering an ambitious programme combining contemporary art and heritage. Launched in 2012, the midsummer night's drea...

28 May 2014

Val de Loire patrimoine mondial - Identité, protection, valorisation (Loire Valley world heritage - Identity, protection and showcasing)

This publication by François Priet and Philippe Tanchoux of the University of Orléans is published by Presses Universitaires Rennes with the support of the Public Authorities body of the university. It deals with legal arrangement issues of the concepts of world heritage properties and outstandin...

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