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29 January 2014

Saumur classified as tourist resort

In mid-January, Saumur got its classification as tourist resort. The application was handed to the Ministry for craftsmanship, trade and tourism in the summer of 2013. Saumur thus becomes the 116th town to be classified as a tourist resort.

29 January 2014

Drawing up 3 outlines for territorial coherence (SCOT) in the Loiret

As a result of a group discussion started in 2012, the regions Sologne Val Sud, Forêt d'Orléans-Val de Loire and Loire Beauce have united to form an ordering group in order to choose a sole service provider to draw up 3 outlines for territorial coherence (one SCoT per region) The region Loire Bea...

29 January 2014

The Regional Nature park aims for sustainable tourism

In 2013, the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional nature park applied for candidature in the first section of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in protected areas. This section concerns the land of protected spots, parties involved in tourism and local associations, with a sustainable tourist...

29 January 2014

Restoration and construction of Touraine's historical buildings

Many castles, historical buildings and tourist sites in Touraine are currently undergoing, or are scheduled to undergo, restoration works. Review with the castles of Amboise, Villandry and Gizeux, the Saint-Cosme Priory and the Veron ecomuseum. Also of note is the opening of the Farm of the Futur...

29 January 2014

Inauguration of the centre for water excellence in Chinon

The centre, inaugurated in mid-December 2013 at 11 quai Danton in Chinon comprises three buildings. The first is dedicated to university premises and is home to IMACOF (Engineering of Aquatic Environments and River Corridors) and the CETU Elmis. The second building is home to a business incubator...

29 January 2014

The Loire Valley world heritage on France 3 Centre

As part of its series on landscapes, France 3 Centre has produced a short reportage, which can be found online, on the action taken by the Mission Val de Loire and its partners in contributing to preserve and promote the cultural landscape of the Loire Valley. The examples of Bréhémont and Savonn...

29 January 2014

Plan Loire IV (2014-2020)

The plans Loire I to III will have led to a coherent policy being carried out in the Loire basin in terms of flood risk prevention, preservation of aquatic environments and highlighting heritage. The plan Loire IV has a new ambition corresponding to a twenty year strategy, that is, up to 2035, co...

29 January 2014

Photo competition "Un regard sur les Mauves" (Looking at the Mauves)

This photo competition has been organised by the town of Meung-sur-Loire from December 2013 to 4 May 2014, as part of the "Appointment along the Mauves", which will take place from 2 to 9 June 2014. Open to amateurs only, each candidate can present 4 photographs of the Mauves. The 30 best ones w...

29 January 2014

Anjou exhibits online

On the Culture Heritage Space of the General council of Maine-et-Loire's website, "online exhibitions" now contain magnificent photo galleries on the cultural events and heritage which constitute the identity of Anjou.

29 January 2014

Fontevraud-l’Abbaye and Montsoreau

This work is the product of a topographic inventory carried out by the Heritages service and the Inventory of Pays de la Loire on the municipalities of Fontevraud-L’Abbaye and Montsoreau (Maine-et-Loire). Based on a presentation of the major constructions that are the abbey and the castle, it put...

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