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9/33.- Orleans, Rue Adolphe Crespin

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Recently the UNESCO has declared the region of Orleans --the Loire Valley-- World Patrimony for Humanity. With 800 square km (300 square miles) this is one of the biggest areas ever accepted by the UNESCO. Although the registration of this region was originally refused because the area included a nuclear power station, after more than six years of hard negotiations the Loire Valley was declared World Patrimony.

The core of the region is the Loire river. This is not only the last untamed river in Europe, but also one of the region's main economic sources. The river has been used to transport materials for more than two thousand years.

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