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REGION centre val de loirE

About "LOIRE"

Over more than 500 km, corresponding to the large curve described in the south of the Paris Basin, it is an intensely developed strip (greengrocers, flowers, nurseries, vineyards on the hillsides), dotted with towns (Nevers, Orléans, Tours ) and also today nuclear power plants (Belleville-sur-Loire, Dampierre-en-Burly, Saint-Laurent-des-Eaux, Avoine). The name Val de Loire was chosen for a territory inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage list, as an exceptional cultural landscape along a major river. It extends over 280 km in length, uninterrupted from Sully-sur-Loire, in Loiret, to Chalonnes, in Maine-et-Loire and covers 800 km2. It concerns two regions, the Center, for the departments of Loiret, Loir-et Cher and Indre-et-Loire and the Pays de la Loire, for Maine-et-Loire. The Val de Loire Mission is the organization responsible for promoting the development of the site, while respecting its integrity and authenticity.

TOURS, the gateway to the Loire castles

wo hours from Paris and in the heart of the Loire Valley, set off to discover the Touraine city for a weekend! The best thing is to stroll through the streets of Vieux-Tours to discover the half-timbered houses of rue Colbert, the Saint-Martin basilica or Place Plumereau, the weekend gathering place for the people of Tourangeaux. ... In the evening, you can even take advantage of the magnificent Parcours Lumière to discover the city of Tours in a different way! Want to cultivate yourself? You will be spoiled for choice, between the Companion Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Saint-Gatien Cathedral or the Center for Contemporary Creation Olivier Debré (CCC-OD)... But your visit to Tours would not be complete without having tasted the gastronomic specialties of Touraine