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Centre for Arts and Nature

As part of the “Centre d’Arts et de Nature”, which is dedicated to the relationship between artistic creation AND nature, the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire will be inviting visual artists AND photographers to exhibit their work at the château.

In 2014, the estate will exhibit works by artists Henrique Oliveira, Chris Drury AND Miguel Chevalier among others, as well as photographs by Bae Bien-U, Hanns Zischler AND Jocelyne Alloucherie.

Every three years a special commission financed by the Centre region offers a major artist the opportunity to reside in the castle. In 2014, it will be the turn of the renowned Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco to inhabit the guest quarters of the château.

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©J.Percher/Centre Val de Loire - Royal Fortress of Chinon


The Royal Fortress of Chinon is situated in the Centre Val de Loire region, overlooking the town. The fortress was built by the Count of Blois, Thibaut I, and is a reminder of a time when the...

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Quai de la Fosse - Nantes © V.Joncheray

Towns and heritage around and about the Loire

Towns and heritage

The châteaux of the Loire are a testament to history, and the river has also left its mark on the  towns and traditions around and along the river. From a cultural...

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