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Label Country of art and history

Label Country of art and history


Resulting from a partnership with local authorities, the label "City or Country of Art and History", created in 1985, is awarded by the Minister of Culture, after opinion of the National Council of Cities and Countries of Art and history, composed of elected officials and experts.

The label "City or Country of Art and History" qualifies territories, municipalities or groups of municipalities that engage in an active process of knowledge, conservation, mediation, heritage enhancement and contemporary architecture , and support for the quality of the living environment. Its purpose is to integrate, in the same process, the elements that contribute to the identity of a territory rich in its history and strong in its creative capacity. Pays Loire Val d'Aubois obtained this label in 2010 and begins the renewal request for 10 years in 2020.

The VPAH label allows the development of a cultural project included in a global project of territory, aiming at the enhancement of the architectural, urban and landscape heritage.

In 2020, the network has 202 cities and countries of art and history, including 10 territories labeled in the Center-Loire Valley region (Bourges, Chinon, Loches, Blois, Vendome, Orléans, Pays Loire Touraine, Pays de la Loire). valley of Cher and Romorantinais, Pays Loire Val d'Aubois)

Site internet de la DRAC Centre-Val de Loire 

Site internet du ministère de la Culture sur le label Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire

Site internet de Sites et Cités remarquables (Association des Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire et des Sites patrimoniaux)

Find below the April-August 2018 program of the country of art and history: guided tours, family visits, cafes heritage and nature, dry stone workshops etc. You will also find the sites to visit in the country as well as their summer activities. You can find this program in the town halls of the country, tourist offices, tourist sites or providers.

Le CIAP La Tuilerie

Un Centre d'interprétation de l'architecture et du patrimoine (CIAP) est un établissement culturel de proximité ayant pour objectifs la sensibilisation, l’information et la formation de tous les publics à l’architecture et au patrimoine du territoire du Pays d'art et d'histoire. Sa création est demandée dans la convention du label Pays d’art et d’histoire signée entre la collectivité et le Ministère de la culture. 

Venez découvrir le CIAP du Pays Loire Val d'Aubois : Site internet du CIAP La Tuilerie

Custom Collections

The Ministry of Culture's "Custom Collections" search engine gives you access to documents and images about cultural heritage.

To discover the rich heritage of the Land of Art and History of Pays Loire Val d'Aubois, click here and enter the end of your search.

To discover in particular:churches, castles, houses, paintings, sculptures, drawings, Cher, canals, locks, etc.

To extend this same search to all databases referenced in the semantic engine "Collections", developed by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, click here

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