UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

France may be best known for its romantic atmosphere, fantastic wines and cheeses, its elegant fashion scene, but France is also home to some of the world’s top UNESCO sites.

France has 45 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including 6 transboundary sites. Of France’s World Heritage Sites, 39 are in mainland France (or just off the coast, one is in Corsica) and the remainder are located in New Caledonia and Réunion.

Below is a list of all the UNESCO World Heritage sites in France which includes 42 sites of cultural significance, one natural, and one of mixed cultural and natural significance.

NameDate InscribedCategoryCountryVisited
Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay1979CulturalFrance
Chartres Cathedral1979CulturalFrance
Palace and Park of Versailles1979CulturalFrance
Vézelay, Church and Hill1979CulturalFrance
Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley1979CulturalFrance
Palace and Park of Fontainebleau1981CulturalFrance
Amiens Cathedral1981CulturalFrance
Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the1981CulturalFrance
Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments1981CulturalFrance
Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay1981CulturalFrance
From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt 1982CulturalFrance
Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge1995CulturalFrance
Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy1983CulturalFrance
Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe1983CulturalFrance
Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve1983NaturalFrance
Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)1985CulturalFrance
Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne1997CulturalFrance
Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt1988CulturalFranceStrasbourg (2018)
Paris, Banks of the Seine1991CulturalFrance
Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims1991CulturalFrance
Bourges Cathedral1992CulturalFrance
Canal du Midi1996CulturalFrance
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France1998CulturalFrance
Historic Site of Lyon1998CulturalFrance
Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs2001CulturalFrance
Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion1999CulturalFrance
The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes2000CulturalFrance
Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems2008NaturalFrance
The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape2011CulturalFrance
Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret2005CulturalFrance
Bordeaux, Port of the Moon2007CulturalFrance
Fortifications of Vauban2008CulturalFrance
Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island2010NaturalFrance
Episcopal City of Albi2010CulturalFrance
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin2012CulturalFrance
The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy2015CulturalFrance
Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche2014CulturalFrance
Chaîne des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena2018NaturalFrance
Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars2015CulturalFrance
Taputapuātea2017CulturalFrance
French Austral Lands and Seas2019NaturalFrance
Cordouan Lighthouse2021CulturalFrance
Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera2021CulturalFrance
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe2007NaturalAlbania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement2016CulturalArgentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Switzerland
The Great Spa Towns of Europe2021CulturalAustria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps2011CulturalAustria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland
Belfries of Belgium and France1999CulturalBelgium, France
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu1997MixedFrance, Spain
The table UNESCO - France was last modified at 2022-05-13 17:44:41 by Wayne.

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