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20 December 2012

“Rivers are becoming everyone’s business”

The fleuves-et-patrimoines.fr 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.

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...

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