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Abbaye de Fontevraud – THE ORIGINS OF FONTEVRAUD

In 2016 the Royal Abbey will open a new space to the general public – its archaeological crypt. Situated under the abbey church, the crypt is essential to our understanding of the abbey’s origins and is presented to visitors in an original fashion by the artist Ève de Roeck. Artist in residence at Fontevraud, de Roeck has created a series of entertaining and poetic animated films on the abbey. The Cloister © Eve de Roeck

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Châteaux Highlights

Château du Clos Lucé

Château of Clos Lucé

The final abode of Leonardo da Vinci, the Château of Clos Lucé is situated just 500 meters from the Royal Château at the heart of the Loire Valley in Amboise. Both the park and the...

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Rendez-vous in the Loire Valley

La Bohalle proche de St-Mathurin-sur-Loire © Jean-Sébastien Evrard

Exceptional wildlife

Splendours of the flora and the fauna in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley region is not only the cradle of the splendid Loire Valley châteaux, but it is also a natural territory in its...

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