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2015 has been marked by the National Estate of Chambord’s international development. On 19 September 2015, following the two twinning agreements signed with Pekin’s former Summer Palace (2014) and Udaipur’s City Palace (India) at the beginning of this year, Chambord signed a partnership convention with La Venaria Reale in Piedmont.
The University of Orléans is undertaking a promotional/research project on the Volubilis archaeological site in Morocco which is listed as a World Heritage site. This project is part of the cooperation between the Centre-Loire Valley and Mekhnès-Tafilalet regions, and is funded by the regional research assistance programme. Mission Val de Loire will be involved in the promotion/adoption aspects.
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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

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...

26 November 2015

Partnership between Chambord and La Venaria Reale, Piedmont (Italy)

2015 has been marked by the National Estate of Chambord’s international development. On 19 September 2015, following the two twinning agreements signed with Pekin’s former Summer Palace (2014) and Udaipur’s City Palace (India) at the beginning of this year, Chambord signed a partnership conventio...

26 October 2015

Coffee cultural landscape of Colombia [Our heritage]

Added to the World Heritage List in 2011, the coffee cultural landscape of Colombia is an exceptional example of a sustainable and productive cultural landscape which is unique and representative of a tradition that is a strong symbol for coffee growing areas worldwide. In October 2015, Sonia Uri...

26 October 2015

Welcoming a delegation from Aude

The Aude Département organised a study trip to the Loire Valley on 7 and 8 October 2015. It is coordinating the Cathar Country programme, Act II of which got underway in 2014 aimed at showcasing the tourist appeal of Aude heritage to the full by shining the spotlight on 19 châteaux, abbeys and ci...

23 October 2015

VOLUBILIS action-research project

The University of Orléans is undertaking a promotional/research project on the Volubilis archaeological site in Morocco which is listed as a World Heritage site. This project is part of the cooperation between the Centre-Loire Valley and Mekhnès-Tafilalet regions, and is funded by the regional re...

07 September 2015

"ReNeu: New Renaissance in Europe" programme

Mission Val de Loire has taken part in this European programme aimed at offering cultural itineraries that can be consulted online and based on the Renaissance in Europe. In this way, the aim is to illustrate the common values that galvanised 16th century Europe, and which are partly to thank for...

21 August 2015

Archaeological site of Volubilis [Our heritage]

Built on a commanding site at the foot of the Jebel Zerhoun (Morocco), the Mauritanian capital, founded in the 3rd century B.C., became an important outpost of the Roman Empire and was graced with many fine buildings. Extensive remains of these survive in the archaeological site. Volubilis was la...

27 July 2015

Champagne hillsides, houses and cellars / Burgundy’s “Climats” [Our heritage]

During its 39th session, held in Bonn (Germany) from 28 June to 8 July 2015, the World Heritage Committee inscribed 24 new sites on the World Heritage List, including two French sites, and approved the extension of three properties. The new inscriptions brought the number of listed sites to 1031,...

17 June 2015

Medici villas and gardens in Tuscany

Twelve villas and two gardens spread across the Tuscan landscape bear witness to the influence the Medici family exerted over modern European culture through its patronage of the arts. Built between the 15th and 17th centuries, they represent an innovative system of construction in harmony with n...

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