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27 April 2012

Vineyards: Vitour accumulates best practices in landscaping

The last Vitour Landscape project seminar, which was held in Chinon from 24 to 27 April 2012, brought together 10 European vineyards included on the World Heritage list. It also provided an opportunity for exchanges with the vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux. A meeting was held alongside the sem...

29 February 2012

The "climats" of the Burgundy Wine Region submitted for World Heritage status

Since the Middle Ages, every 22 January the vinegrowers from each wine-making village in Burgundy have celebrated Saint-Vincent's Day, the patron saint of vinegrowers. In 2012, the celebrations also revolved around Burgundy's bid to list the "climats" of the Côte d'Or as a UNESCO World Heritage i...

29 February 2012

3rd Biennial Event of the World's Great Rivers: the Douro

A river running through Spain and Portugal, the Douro is the guest of honour of this 2012 Event. On the programme: find out about the vineyards of the Upper Douro Valley and Portuguese culture. A wide array of activities will be organised for and with inhabitants over several months – with the tw...

18 January 2012

40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention

The Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted in 1972. This is a unique international treaty forging a link between the concepts of nature preservation and cultural heritage conservation and recognising the way in which humans interact with nature...

18 January 2012

Terres de Loire is now a member of the IUCN

In November 2011, the Loire-based association was accepted as an NGO member of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

03 November 2011

Preparation for the 3rd Great Rivers Biennial dedicated to the Douro

Since 2008, the Maison de Loire in Anjou has organised these biennials which give the general public the opportunity to sail down the river and to better understand the bonds which tie inhabitants to their river, whether they are at the ends of the Loire or the ends of the earth. For 2012, the Va...

27 October 2011

VINIFLORE, an educational and commercial event

VINIFLORE 2011 will be held on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November at the Edgard Pisani wine school (Montreuil-Bellay) and around 2,000 visitors are expected. Wines from different agricultural colleges, not just from every wine growing region of France, but also from some European wine growing reg...

20 July 2011

World Heritage Committee members visit Val de Loire

The World Heritage Committee’s annual session took place in Paris at the end of June 2011. The Committee was invited by the French State, the Association of French World Heritage Sites and the Centre and Pays de la Loire regions to visit the listed Val de Loire site on 26 June 2011.

20 July 2011

25 new sites added to the World Heritage list, including two in France

The World Heritage Committee has added 25 new sites to the UNESCO World Heritage list, most of them cultural sites (21) but also including 3 natural sites and 1 mixed site. The notion of “cultural landscape”, as an example of which Val de Loire took its place on the list in the year 2000, is very...

20 July 2011

“Passage sur le Mékong”

The pictures taken by photographer Jérôme Ming bear witness to the diversity of the landscapes that succeed one another along the course of the Mekong. His lens invites readers to make their way across Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Birmania, Vietnam and China. But this long and languorous journey doe...

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