Blois and the Loire river

The Loire is known as the « wild river » by the French, so rich and entertaining is its history. It also forms an ecological continuity through the country in terms of the fauna and flora (whether indigenous or invasive), the fish, mammals and migratory and permanently-dwelling birds. Raised to the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site in November 2000, 280 kilometres of the river from Sully-sur-Loire to Chalonnes-sur-Loire are protected. The surrounding area are also covered by the same environmental conservation order.
Four départements and six towns (Orleans, Blois, Tours, Chinon, Angers and Saumur) fall within the conservation area, with one million inhabitants. This international recognition demonstrates the efforts made by the local authorities, companies and people, both from an environmental point of view and for the excellent development of the area for tourists and visitors.


Water Water Everywhere.

Old and New

Blois, France.


For this week’s challenge, the goal is to take a photo that highlights the contrast between old and new elements. The choice of subject is completely up to you. As always, I encourage creativity, or any out of the box ideas you may have. Get your camera, be creative, and enjoy!

Eric Minbiole.


WEEK 52: Old and New – 2017 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge