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35 French sites classified by UNESCO as “World Heritage”

France24 lists the 35 sites around France that appear in UNESCO’s World Heritage site list. They include Mont St. Michel, the historic centers of Lyon & Avignon, Pont du Gard, the banks of the Seine in Paris, Fontainebleau, Versailles and Chartres, among other famous sites. The map below is from the original article on France24. All the more reason to visit this beautiful country!

  1. November 24th, 2010 at 18:35 | #1

    Bravo et merci pour cette info francophile, j’espère que c’est sur http://www.france.fr aussi mais je n’en suis pas 100% certain … En attendant, j’ai relayé le lien vers votre excellent blog sur twitter, linkedin et facebook.
    Quand j’aurai trouvé la technique, je mettrai un lien vers vous sur mon propre blog http://www.renaudfavier.com
    Cordialement RF

    • November 24th, 2010 at 18:39 | #2

      Merci bien Renaud d’avoir partagé mon lien et mon blog. C’est important d’encourager les gens à visiter la France, surtout les lieux à découvrir qui ne s’appellent pas Paris et la Côte d’Azur

  2. November 25th, 2010 at 17:34 | #3

    Thanks for the info 🙂 !

    Please, do you know where a digital, copyable list of the 35 French World Heritage sites may be obtained?

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    • November 26th, 2010 at 02:06 | #4

      Thanks for reading, Olga, I think your best source is the France24 link I posted with the digital, interactive map. Otherwise try looking on UNESCO’s website.

      • November 26th, 2010 at 04:23 | #5

        Thanks for the lead!

        Here’s the copyable list of French UNESCO World Hertiage Sites
        From: http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/fr

        Cultural
        • Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe (1983)
        • Amiens Cathedral (1981)
        • Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments (1981)
        • Belfries of Belgium and France (1999)
        • Bordeaux, Port of the Moon (2007)
        • Bourges Cathedral (1992)
        • Canal du Midi (1996)
        • Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims (1991)
        • Chartres Cathedral (1979)
        • Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay (1981)
        • Episcopal City of Albi (2010)
        • Fortifications of Vauban (2008)
        • From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt (1982)
        • Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge (1995)
        • Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne (1997)
        • Historic Site of Lyons (1998)
        • Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion (1999)
        • Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret (2005)
        • Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay (1979)
        • Palace and Park of Fontainebleau (1981)
        • Palace and Park of Versailles (1979)
        • Paris, Banks of the Seine (1991)
        • Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance in Nancy (1983)
        • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) (1985)
        • Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley (1979)
        • Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs (2001)
        • Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the “Triumphal Arch” of Orange (1981)
        • Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France (1998)
        • Strasbourg – Grande île (1988)
        • The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes (2000)
        • Vézelay, Church and Hill (1979)
        Natural
        • Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve (1983)
        • Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems (2008)
        • Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island (2010)
        Mixed
        • Pyrénées – Mont Perdu (1997)

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        The Grand Mauritian Resort & Spa
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