Tourism

13 October 2010

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30 April 2013

A winning ride for the Loire à Vélo

After the resounding success of 2012, with over 800,000 cyclists taking to the cycle path, all of the Loire à Vélo stakeholders – institutions and professionals alike – are remaining firmly in the saddle to improve the facilities and services provided to cycling tourists on an ongoing basis.

30 April 2013

Blanc de sable, the Loire delicacy

This delicacy, a soft red fruit sweet coated in white chocolate on a crunchy chocolate and hazelnut base, is no ordinary candy – but well on the way to becoming THE culinary speciality of the Loire-Authion Valley.

30 April 2013

Open Days on the gabarot barge yard

"Les Chalandoux du 5e vent" will be welcoming the public on Saturday 4th May 2013 from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. on the barge yard at quai Gambetta in Chalonnes-sur-Loire.

30 April 2013

The history and architecture of Blois Royal Château in 3D

Since April 2013, interactive screens have been put up in the great mediaeval room known as the "States-General" room. Five virtual and interactive models present how the château's architecture has evolved over time, from the 13th century mediaeval fortress to its transformation into a historical...

29 March 2013

The “La Loire à Vélo” application for smartphones

The iPhone and Android version of the official “La Loire à Vélo” mobile application has been available since 1 March 2013, and can be downloaded to your smartphone free of charge from App Store or Play Store.

29 March 2013

Trans VaLoire: seasonal workers united

Blois Job Centre, the Pays de Chambord Community of Municipalities and Agglopolys are working with a wide range of institutional and private partners to come up with seasonal loops to stabilise jobs over the year through a multi-competence and multi-employer focus. The scheme seeks to benefit emp...

29 March 2013

Creation of Touraine’s Départemental Tourism Agency

On 28 February 2013, the Touraine Départemental Tourism Agency officially succeeded the former Départemental Tourism Committee / General Council’s Directorate for Tourism duo. The new single body has a wider remit and aims at greater efficiency and improved clarity of action.

28 February 2013

Two nature awards for the gardens of Villandry

At the end of 2012, the Château and gardens of Villandry were awarded the Refuge LPO (French Bird Protection League) label following an inventory that counted some 90 species of bird across the estate’s 25 hectares, as well as the EcoJardin label for the high standard of its ecological management.

28 February 2013

First jobs for youngsters along the La Loire à Vélo cycle path

Indre-et-Loire County Council has recruited 3 youngsters under the “emploi d’avenir” first job scheme for young people with few qualifications to keep the cycle path looking tidy: cleaning signs, mowing and pruning, emptying dustbins, etc. They will also be trained to provide cyclists with inform...

28 February 2013

Brissac becomes one of the Loire Valley great heritage sites

During the network’s annual plenary session, Château de Brissac became the 21st site involved in this drive for excellence, taking action in terms of promotion, quality and cultural mediation. This was an opportunity to look back over the actions taken in 2012 and to the prospects in 2013.

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