Description The Loire Valley is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. It is referred to as the Cradle of the French and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards (such as cherries), and artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river. Notable for its historic towns, architecture and wines, the valley has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period. In 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley to its list of World Heritage Sites.
Mark And Judy Coran Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement MJPHOTO-GRAPHICS is a joint effort of Mark and Judy Coran. Mark, a retired businessman, has been shooting for over 40 years but has begun to focus on high quality fine art prints. Judy, a retired graphic artist, has been instrumental acting as critic, art director and creative director.