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Built on the model of an 1895 washhouse boat and belonging to the Saumur company “Different Holidays” this highly unusual gite took to the water in early November 2015. It can accommodate up to 6 people and will be anchored on the Loire, alongside the Marronnier quay facing the château.
Since early summer 2015, Château d’Azay-le-Rideau has been providing visitors with tactile discovery tools in the form of 4 models located in the great hall on the first floor. Far from being solely intended for use by the visually impaired, they have attracted the attention of a great many visitors, younger ones in particular. The château’s guides, shop staff and reception personnel recently attended a three-day training course dispensed by a body specialising in cultural mediation and accessibility.
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27 November 2015

First meeting of European World Heritage Associations

At the City of Strasbourg’s invitation, the Association of French World Heritage Properties organised this first meeting, held at the Council of Europe on 15 and 16 October 2015. There were some 100 participants representing almost 20 countries and 10 national associations.

27 November 2015

Living cultural landscapes and the challenge of tourism

In collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the France-UNESCO Convention, the Association of French World Heritage Properties and ICOMOS France, UNESCO’s “Culture, Tourism and Development” Chair at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University / IREST–EIREST is holding its 6th seminar on Tuesd...

27 November 2015

Financing the FEDER Loire interregional OP

In the context of the European Funds’ new operational programming for the 2014-2020 period, permanent calls for projects for the 2016-2018 period have been launched. Projects should meet the Interregional OP’s Specific Objectives (SOs), which have been provided with a €33M budget.

27 November 2015

The “Gloriette de Loire” houseboat

Built on the model of an 1895 washhouse boat and belonging to the Saumur company “Different Holidays” this highly unusual gite took to the water in early November 2015. It can accommodate up to 6 people and will be anchored on the Loire, alongside the Marronnier quay facing the château.

27 November 2015

Regional ecological coherence schemes (SRCEs) adopted

The SRCE forms part of the Grenelle Environment Roundtable’s concerted initiative. It is the cornerstone of the Green and Blue Infrastructure initiative at regional level, in conjunction with other levels of implementation.

27 November 2015

Norway’s World Heritage [Our heritage]

Norway ratified the World Heritage Convention in 1977. It has had 8 sites inscribed on the World Heritage List between 1979 and 2015: 7 cultural properties and 1 natural property involving a wide diversity of heritage, including ancient city, church, prehistoric site, industrial sites, cultural a...

27 November 2015

Château d’Azay-le-Rideau makes itself accessible

Since early summer 2015, Château d’Azay-le-Rideau has been providing visitors with tactile discovery tools in the form of 4 models located in the great hall on the first floor. Far from being solely intended for use by the visually impaired, they have attracted the attention of a great many visit...

26 November 2015

“Centre-Val de Loire, Original et Durable”

This TAO guide to the Centre-Loire Valley is devoted to out-of-the-ordinary nature tourism in our region. 170 addresses have been selected on the basis of their commitment to environmental, social and/or solidarity initiatives.

26 November 2015

Virtual visits to natural sites

The Centre-Val de Loire Conservatoire d'Espaces Naturels (Natural Space Conservatory) has a range of virtual visits on offer: immerse yourself in a remarkable world, with 360° panoramic views and focuses on conserved natural sites’ most emblematic features.

26 November 2015

“De la Vigne au Vin” – From Vine to Wine

At the crossroads of history and culture, knowhow and experiment, terroir and landscape, the real economy and a genial social life, wine has always had a special place in the story of humankind – playing an altogether unique role in the Loire Valley, which has provided an ideal environment for cu...

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