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Heritage in France

27 World Heritage Sites

Are you aware of UNESCO's special mission to protect the heritage sites all over world that will restore our traces of our gone past? There are 27 such natural and cultural locations in France out of total 754. The mission was launched way back in 179.

Here is the list of the cities and the year in which the UNESCO recognized them as 'World Heritage Sites'

  • » 1979 - Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
  • » 1979 - Chartres Cathedral
  • » 1979 - Palace and Park of Versailles
  • » 1979 - Vézelay, Church and Hill
  • » 1979 - Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley
  • » 1981 - Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
  • » 1981 - Amiens Cathedral
  • » 1981 - Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange
  • » 1981 - Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles
  • » 1981 - Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  • » 1982 - Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  • » 1983 - Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
  • » 1983 - Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  • » 1983 - Cape Girolata, Cape Porto, Scandola Nature Reserve and the Piana Calanches in Corsica
  • » 1985 - Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
  • » 1988 - Strasbourg-Grande île
  • » 1991 - Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • » 1991 - Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  • » 1992 - Bourges Cathedral
  • » 1995 - Historic Centre of Avignon
  • » 1996 - Canal du Midi
  • » 1997 - Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
  • » 1998 - Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  • » 1998 - Historic Site of Lyons
  • » 1999 - Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
  • » 2000 - The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes*
  • » 2001 - Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs

These are must see attractions while you are in France.

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