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

Published on 29 February 2012 - Updated 06 March 2012
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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 two main events being a symposium held in March and a festive weekend in May.

Two main events

30 and 31 March in Corné and Savennières. 

Symposium on "People and landscapes: a comparative look at the Loire and Douro rivers" 

Lectures, panel discussion, field visit, wine-tasting. Discovery of the landscape values of both rivers and their links with wine-making. International speakers. 

Attendance for a fee. Please register with the Maison de Loire in Anjou.
Tel.: +33 (0)2 41 57 37 55 

19 and 20 May 2012, La Daguenière (Port Maillard) 

Festive weekend on the Loire banks 

Arts & crafts and local produce market, boat outings, music, folk show, giants' parade, equestrian art and more. 

But a varied programme of events will be held over several months. Note, in particular, an educational project on the theme "People and landscapes" for children from the region, carried out in collaboration with the Loire Anjou Touraine Regional Natural Park and involving the libraries from the 8 municipalities of the region and the Vallée Loire Authion school of music. 

Full programme:

The Biennial Event of the World's Great Rivers

The Maison de Loire in Anjou, in partnership with the regional authorities, is putting on a whole host of events over several months to give the local population – and those a bit further afield – the chance to find out about a foreign river through varied approaches

After the success of the first two such events in 2008 (the Niger) and 2010 (Mekong), the Maison de Loire in Anjou is this year being supported by the Vallée Loire Authion municipality community with regard to all the festivities. 



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