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14 November 2012

The "Niger, river and men" exhibition presented in the Loire Valley

Produced by UNESCO and put on display for the first time in 2011 at the Mali National Museum, this exhibition presents the findings of the project Niger-Loire: governance and culture. A key moment in the life of our rivers, it invites us to keep up the ties that have already been forged – now mor...

30 October 2012

The Mission Val de Loire in demand

The interregional syndicat mixte (joint venture between public authorities of various types) Mission Val de Loire, founded in 2002 by the Centre and Pays de la Loire Regions, has done all sorts of things over the past ten years to raise awareness, bring together and mobilise stakeholders of the L...

30 October 2012

Vade-Mecum "Heritage and decentralised cooperation"

The French National Association of Cities and Regions of Art and History and Cities in Safeguarded and Protected Areas coordinated the publication of this Vade-mecum (or pocket reference) at the request and in close partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Fren...

30 October 2012

International Residences and writing grants at Fontevraud

Fontevraud Abbey welcomes animation directors in residence looking to conduct a writing project (script, graphics, storyboard) on a personal short- or feature-length project. The call for projects for the 2012 spring session is open.

30 October 2012

UNESCO Chair project "Rivers and Heritages"

The chair project stems from a partnership between François Rabelais University in Tours, Angers University and the Mission Val de Loire, the organisation which manages the Loire Valley site listed as a world heritage. The chair is thus part of the policy for outreach and sharing expertise in man...

31 July 2012

A new French site on the World Heritage list

Meeting in Saint Petersburg (Russia) from 24 June to 6 July 2012, The World Heritage Committee added 20 cultural sites, 5 natural sites and 1 mixed site to the World Heritage list. The Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin became France’s 38th listed site.

31 May 2012

Eurodistrict Basel draws inspiration from the Loire Valley

The Trinational Eurodistrict Basel is a residential area and economic basin centred around Switzerland’s third largest city and the border towns and municipalities of France and Germany. Situated at a crossroads of languages, the area is taking up the challenge of preparing the first truly intern...

31 May 2012

A website for the “Fleuves et Patrimoines” programme

The “Fleuves et Patrimoines” (Rivers and Heritage) website was officially launched on 15 March 2012 at the World Water Forum in Marseille (France), during the “Culture of water in local governance” session organised by the AIMF in partnership with the Water Academy and UNESCO in the context of th...

16 May 2012

[French version only] Le patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco, une coédition UNESCO et Ouest-France

Ce livre très complet et richement illustré présente l’intégralité des sites, culturels ou naturels, reconnus par l’UNESCO comme ayant une valeur exceptionnelle pour l’humanité en vue de leur protection et de leur préservation. Pour chacun, sont donnés les critères précis d’inscription et une car...

16 May 2012

The World's Heritage co-published by UNESCO and Collins

This 2nd Edition is the first book to describe all the 936 sites on the List fully, including the most recent additions to the List in 2011.

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