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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.

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

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...

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...

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...

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