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04 July 2013

19 new properties listed as a World Heritage

The 37th session of the World Heritage Committee was held from 16 to 27 June in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), with a closing ceremony on the Angkor site. During this session, 19 new sites were added to the World Heritage List, which now includes 981 sites across 160 States Parties to the World Heritage...

30 April 2013

Annual meetings of the ABFPM

The Mission Val de Loire took part in the 11th Annual meetings of the Association of French World Heritage Properties, held in Strasbourg from 26th to 29th March 2013.

30 April 2013

Regional actions for the Loire and its estuary

The action plan voted in by the Pays de la Loire Regional Council on 1st February 2013 forms the basis for discussions on the policies to be taken on the river within the Pays de la Loire Region. It was drawn up following on from the Assises régionales de la Loire organised in 2011 and from the c...

30 April 2013

Outcomes of the VITOUR LANDSCAPE project

The European project VITOUR LANDSCAPE (2010-2012), led by the network of European world heritage vineyards, concluded with the publication of a European guide for protecting and promoting wine-making cultural landscapes and a report on best practice transfers.

28 February 2013

Mobilisation for the heritage of Mali

In liaison with the French government, on 18th February 2013 UNESCO organised a day of mobilisation for the international community in favour of safeguarding the heritage of Mali, which has been damaged over the months of occupation of the north of the country by Islamist groups. The Mission Val...

31 January 2013

European project Comenius on exploring and preserving heritage

Along with six other schools from Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Turkey, La Rabière secondary school (Joué-lès-Tours) is taking part in the Comenius school partnership project "Our heritage: knowing it better and preserving it". In December 2012, the twenty or so pupils from the Come...

20 December 2012

Monitoring land use in order to preserve winegrowing landscapes

As part of the VITOUR Landscape project, each partner European vineyard on the World Heritage list must test out the feasibility of transferring a given best practice. In the Loire Valley, Mission Val de Loire and the Cellule Terroirs Viticoles (CTV) have joined forces with the Loire-Anjou-Tourai...

20 December 2012

“Rivers are becoming everyone’s business”

The website interviewed André Micoud, sociologist and President of the Maison du Fleuve Rhône, on how rivers are taken into account in today’s urban universe.

29 November 2012

Vigan, best practice in terms of managing a world heritage site

At the closing event of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the World Heritage Convention, the historic town of Vigan (Philippines) was selected from among 28 nominees for the first official recognition of a best practice concerning the management of world heritage goods.

29 November 2012

The Montlouis-sur-Loire ZAP scoops a VITOUR Award

The Protected Agricultural Zone (ZAP) set up in Montlouis-sur-Loire to protect wine-making activity and vineyards has been internationally recognised by the network of European vineyards of the UNESCO World Heritage.

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