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Google Will Bring France’s Loire Valley to Life

Travel Technology | Janeen Christoff | July 08, 2016

Google Will Bring France’s Loire Valley to Life

PHOTO: Loire Valley, France. (photo via Flickr/Pedro Szekely)  

In cool technology news, the stunning Loire Valley in France is going to come alive via virtual tours from Google. 

According to Japan Today, Google has signed up with 18 Loire Valley chateaus to create virtual tours of the former royal dwellings.

This is really going to open up the destination for those who can’t necessarily travel to the region. 

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“Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to travel to the Loire Valley to see these wonders with their own eyes,” the Paris-based Cultural Institute said in a statement.

Google will use Street View image capture technology to provide virtual tours of Chenonceau, Chambord, Azay-le-Rideau and 15 other national treasures and the tours will include spaces that are off-limits to visitors. 

Google will also use its Art Camera technology to depict details of the artwork within the chateaus that are invisible to the naked eye, such as the Oriental ceiling of the Villandry chateau, the Apocalypse Tapestry of Angers and the frescoes of Fontevraud Abbey.

Check out the details here.

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