Photographer's Note

July 30th, 2010
Blois 410018 41000
Loir-et-Cher Centre
47.589 1.328 100 m

The loire river's banks, Blois. (5 images). CLICK to enlarge.

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Other view.

_ The LOIRE river, the last wild river and longest of France, takes its source at 1048 meters of altitude in the Massif-Central on mount "Mont Gerbier de Jonc", in the Sainte-Eulalie commune in Ardche departement, and after a course of 1 012.7 kilometers through a catchment area of 117,000 km, 1/5 of the French territory, is thrown by a broad estuary in the Atlantic Ocean in the Loire-Atlantique departement, in Saint-Nazaire, where the flow can go down to 100 m/s and can very largely exceed 5000 m/s. the Loire Valley from Sully-sur-Loire in Loiret departement to Saint-Florent-le-Vieil in Maine-et-Loire, is registered since the year 2000 with the World heritage of UNESCO, for its biological diversity and its historical and cultural richness. The Loire river description.

The Jacques Gabriel bridge du 18th century, built from 1716 to 1724, by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, 1698-1782, is the last humpbacked bridge on the LOIRE river. Its eleven arches give its length to 283 m.

A scow, gabarre or gabare in french, is a vessel of inland or maritime, flat bottom and shallow draft, and often with a veil. The barges were used on many rivers on the Atlantic coast, as on the Svre niortaise river, thr Charente river, the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, and the LOIRE river. They were used to transport goods, down and up the waterways.

History and heritage rivers and canals.

BLOIS is a French commune, located in the departement of Loir-et-Cher in the Centre region, populated by 50 704 Blsois in 2007, spread across 37.5 km, or 1353.6 inhabitants per km.

Blois appears for the first time in 410.
Blois is a town classified Ville d'Art et d'histoire.

Located on the banks of the Loire, the chteau de Blois, 10th 15th 16th 17th sicles, is one of the Chateaux of the Loire . It is classified as historical monument.
The chateau of Blois was for over a century the favorite residence of the kings of France, home for 7 kings and 10 queens of France.

My images of Blois.
My images of the Loire river valley.
My panoramas.

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