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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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©JS.Mutschler/CRT Centre Val de Loire - Royal City of Loches


The Royal City of Loches is located in the Centre Val de Loire region. Originally it was just a stopping point in the valley of the River Indre, on the old trading route between...

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Rendez-vous in the Loire Valley

Loire Valley : A recognized region

The Loire Valley, with a length of 280 km and covering 800 km2 from Sully-sur-Loire (Loiret) to Chalonnes-sur-Loire (Anjou) has been the largest site in France ever to...

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