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Excerpt from the list of World Heritage Sites

FRANCE:

1979 Chartres Cathedral
1979 Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley
1979 Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay
1979 Palace and park of Versailles
1979 Vézelay, Church and Hill
1981 Amiens Cathedral
1981 Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
1981 Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
1981 Roman and romanesque monuments of Arles
1981 Roman theatre and its surroundings and "Triumphal Arch" of Orange
1982 Royal saltworks of 'Arc-et-Senans
1983 Places Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, Place de l' Alliance in Nancy
1983 Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe
1983 Cape Girolata, Cape Porto, Scandola Natural 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, Palace of Tau, Reims
1992 Bourges Cathedral
1995 Historic center of Avignon
1996 Canal du Midi
1997 Historic fortified city of Carcassonne
1998 Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
1998 Historic site of Lyon
1999 Juridiction of Saint-Emilion
2000 The Loire valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes*

*The Chateau and Estate of Chambord, previously inscribed on the WHL is part of the Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes.

SPAIN / FRANCE

1997 Pyrénées - Mount Perdu 

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.

The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.

One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.

States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants.

Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.

Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

As of December 2000, 161 States Parties had ratified the Convention, the United States being the first to do so. As of December 2000, the number of sites on the World Heritage List stood at 690.

The Committee named 12 sites in 1978, 45 in 1979, 28 in 1980, 26 in 1981, 24 in 1982, 29 in 1983, 23 in 1984, 30 in 1985, 31 in 1986, 41 in 1987, 27 in 1988, 7 in 1989, 17 in 1990, 22 in 1991, 20 in 1992, 33 in 1993, 29 in 1994, 29 in 1995, 37 in 1996, 46 in 1997, 30 in 1998, 48 in 1999, and 61 in 2000.

* The sum of the numbers of sites inscribed each year is greater than the total number of inscribed sites due to the merging of adjacent sites by subsequent action of States Parties and the World Heritage Committee.

Inquiries should be sent to : UNESCO World Heritage Centre 7 Place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP, France wh-info@unesco.org --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

THE COMPLETE LIST

VERSION FRANCAISE

http://www.unesco.org/whc/fr/patrimoi.htm
Update: December 1st, 2000

 

 

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