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28 January 2014

Launch of the Vinopôle Centre Val de Loire network

After Aquitaine, the Loire Valley is the second region to have a Vinopôle (wine centre) network, officially launched on 17 December 2013. The Vinipôle Centre Val de Loire network is intended to develop research, transfer and training activities in the field of wine growing and producing, as much...

19 December 2013

Villandry’s inhabitants try their hand at participating in the landscaping project

As part of an action research programme underway in Villandry, three workshops were held this autumn following in the footsteps of the landscape trails held in June 2013. The aim was to enlist participating villagers’ help in pinpointing the various landscaping issues involved and in mapping out...

19 December 2013

Announcement of the closure of the Trélazé slate quarries

On 25 November 2013, the Ymeris group, which owns the Trélazé slate quarries, announced that the site was to be closed down with the exception of activities in connection with use of slate waste in landscaping projects, which means that only 7 jobs will be kept out of the present 160. The site ha...

19 December 2013

Meeting of “La Loire à Vélo” actors

On 27 November 2013, the Centre Region organised a meeting of the “La Loire à Vélo” brand’s actors at Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. The event provided an opportunity to present a very positive assessment of the tourist season, with almost 445,000 cyclists following the itinerary in the Centre Re...

19 December 2013

Urban planning and world heritage

The Association des Biens Français du Patrimoine Mondial is organising a work seminar on the theme “Urban planning, a regulatory tool at the service of the protection and management of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List?” to be held at La Défense on Wednesday 22 January 2014. The sem...

19 December 2013

“ID en campagne” in Pays Loire Touraine

The second call for rural development initiatives (“ID en campagne”) in Pays Loire Touraine was launched on 15 November 2013. It aims to identify, encourage, try out and support rural projects that meet the following criteria: networking of actors, innovation and testing out of new actions, maint...

19 December 2013

“Une nouvelle Orléans - Mémoire de fouilles”

INRAP has published this report to provide information on the more groundbreaking, unexpected or surprising results of the archaeological digs carried out by INRAP prior to construction of the Orléans agglomeration’s 2nd tramway line.

19 December 2013

“Au fil de l’eau, les affluents de la Loire”

No.128 of Revue 303 invites its readers to go down to the waterside. Not the waters of the Loire itself, the region’s majestic backbone, nor those of the nearby ocean, but those – less in evidence perhaps but very present for all that – of the streams and tributaries that flow into the great river.

19 December 2013

Get to know Chinon Fortress with an iPad

The touchscreen tablet offers nine approaches to taking the many towers interspersed along the 150 metres of restored ramparts by storm, immersing yourself in the fortress’s civil and military history, and getting into the skins of the great names that have marked the site’s history. As a special...

19 December 2013

Aurelia, Orléans’ digital library

This new digital library, a member of the Orléans library and mediatheque network, was put on line on 1 October 2013. It is a tool for promotion and conservation of Orléans Mediatheque’s heritage as well as being a digital service for the use of the general public, researchers, scientists and nov...

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