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28 March 2014

A fresh eye on Orleans – the city’s archaeology and history

Dozens of archaeological operations have been carried out over the last 25 years or so, dozens of sites excavated, studied and compared by Orleans’ Municipal Archaeological Department (SAMO) and the Association for National Archaeological Excavations (AFAN), now the National Institute of Preventi...

20 March 2014

Professional encounters between mediators, 2014

Following last spring’s encounters, Mission Val de Loire has suggested holding further discussion days. Aimed specifically at mediation professionals, guide lecturers, tourist office guides and the like, they are set to be organised around a cocktail buffet lunch – an ideal occasion for exchangin...

28 February 2014

Centre of excellence on specialised vegetation

In November 2012, the Pays de la Loire Region initiated deliberations with actors in the fields of research, training and innovation with a view to increasing the territory’s visibility and drawing power. The “Salon du Végétal” trade show for the flowers and plants industry hosted the official la...

28 February 2014

The Loire Châteaux network steering committee

On 31 January 2014, the Château d’Angers hosted the annual meeting of the network of 21 châteaux and their institutional partners: the Centre and Pays de la Loire Regions, the Centre-Loire Valley Regional Tourism Committee, Pays de la Loire Regional Agency, Loiret, Loir-et-Cher and Anjou Départem...

28 February 2014

Loire Valley: launch of an interregional tourism brand

The Territorial Tourism Conference (Assises Territoriales du Tourisme) brought together tourism professionals, local authorities and public bodies in Nantes on 17 February and Orleans on 19 February 2014. The event aimed to contribute to national thought on making tourism a key lever of growth an...

28 February 2014

“Nature and culture, an outstanding union” in the Centre Region

A TV commercial promoting the Centre Region has been broadcast on national channels since February. The ad spotlights the region’s most captivating landscapes and proudest possessions under the slogan “Nature et Culture, l’exceptionnelle rencontre!” (Nature and culture, an outstanding union!).

28 February 2014

Heritage & Touraine Room at Tours Library

Following completion of initial work on restructuring the Central Library, the Heritage & Touraine Room on the ground floor is now open to the public. Besides the books contained in the Touraine-Val de Loire collection, it also gives visitors free access to books on the old collection’s open shel...

28 February 2014

Guide to management of overgrown milieus on the banks of the Loire

The Saumur agglomeration community and the Maine-et-Loire Chamber of Agriculture based the guide on experience gained during implementation of a project initiated in 2009 with the aim of recovering the flood-prone meadowlands of an 18-km embanked alluvial corridor. The guide’s content and the rec...

28 February 2014

10 new flood markers set up in Orleans

Action taken to inform the public and raise awareness of flood risks now includes the placing of 10 new flood markers designed to keep the memories of past floods alive – an addition to the 40 or so historical markers already in place in the Orleans flood-risk area.

28 February 2014

36 “windows on the Loire” in the Blois agglomeration

Committed to a major landscaping initiative and to promotion of the Loire and its UNESCO World Heritage landscapes, Agglopolys has come up with a list of “windows on the Loire” – vista clearings to be improved or created along the river’s banks.

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