The Education Valley

Who are we?

The Education Valley is the association of the principal higher education organizations located in the Touraine Loire Valley, France:


The Education Valley centre is in the city of Tours, situated in the Touraine Loire Valley area of France.

The city of Tours is only 56 minutes away from Paris, and 1 hour 50 minutes away from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport (direct by train).

The city of Tours is directly linked to London (1 hour 50 minutes from London-Stansted airport to Tours airport).

For further information about Tours and the area >> Live

Our mission

In 2009, we created our association to develop, promote, and offer very specific training on the international level. We share our training resources (speakers, infrastructures and equipment) in our individual and complementary areas of expertise.

The Education Valley also aims at easing the stay of foreign students and professionals coming for training in Touraine.

To whom our training offer is for?

Our training offer is for:

  • Students: we offer them trainings leading to diplomas in our fields of expertise. These training programs in our specific fields of expertise bring added value to their training path and help them reach their professional objectives.
  • Universities: we offer student exchange opportunities in trainings leading to diplomas in our fields of expertise.
    We also offer universities to create specific student exchange and training programs in our fields of expertise, so they can offer unique and high quality training programs to their students.

And for :

  • Professionals: we offer continuous training programs leading to diplomas or certificates in our specific fields of expertise.
  • Companies, company clusters and professional representatives: we offer great professional exchange opportunities in trainings and/or seminars/conferences programs.

We create these programs in relationship with companies we work with and companies clusters we are members of (Cosmetic Valley, S2E2, Polepharma, PharmaValley, …).

Our partners

To drive this local development project, we benefit from the support of:

  • The Conseil Départemental d’Indre et Loire -

The Conseil Dépatemental d'Indre-et-Loire

    City of ToursTours Métropole Val de Loire

The Fondation Rabelais

Société Générale

Residences for students Les Estudines

Tourist Office of tours

Château de Villandry

Lycée Professionnel Agricole et Viticole d'Amboise


International Friends of Touraine