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13 October 2010

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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...

20 July 2011

Mopti, a city between earth and water, urban analysis and proposals for development

This document created by Mission Val de Loire seeks to bring to light coherent principles for development of the municipality of Mopti in Mali, based on the findings of urban analyses carried out during the “Territorial management of and preservation of heritage in river corridors” project concer...

10 June 2011

The Niger – A River and Mankind

To wind up the European “Niger-Loire: governance and culture” project, a programme of activities kicked off in Bamako (Mali) on 10 May with the inauguration of the exhibition “The Niger – A River and Mankind”. The exhibition, presented at the Mali National Museum in Bamako from 10 May to 31 July...

10 June 2011

How to preserve viticultural landscapes and develop oenotourism

On Friday 27 May 2011, some hundred people attended the day organised by Mission Val de Loire in partnership with InterLoire and the Loir-et-Cher Chamber of Agriculture. Local authority officials and tourism and viticulture professionals had an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the experien...

25 May 2011

France’s 2011 candidates for the World Heritage list

During the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee, which will take place in Paris from 19 to 29 June 2011, France will be proposing two national assets for inclusion on the World Heritage list: Causses and Cévennes and the architectural oeuvre of Le Corbusier, which constitutes a remarkable...

02 May 2011

World Heritage journal No. 58 – Sustainable tourism

What advantages are there to being listed as a World Heritage site? Undeniably, listing generates higher visibility for a site and brings more visitors, but how can it protect itself?

02 May 2011

Landscape quality and oenotourism: experiences from the Vitour network

On Friday 27 May 2011 at Tours, the Mission Val de Loire, in partnership with InterLoire and the Chamber of Agriculture of Loir-et-Cher, is organising a day where it will present the experiences of world heritage vineyards (the Vitour network) to local communities, tourism professionals and wine-...

15 February 2011

VITOUR Landscape: 5th international seminar in Val de Loire

From 30 November to 2 December 2010, Val de Loire hosted the European project VITOUR Landscape’s seminar at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud and in Savennières, under the title, “Protection of winegrowing landscapes and competitiveness: innovative tools implemented by regional policies”.

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