A new French site classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. The Maison Carrée of Nîmes, a Roman temple built more than 2,000 years ago, on Monday became the 51st French monument classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. A recognition awaited for many years for fans of this Roman colony in the south of France, formerly called Nemausus.
The file was validated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by representatives of the member states of this commission, as was the case for fifty other French monuments already classified in this prestigious list established by the United Nations Educational Organization , science and culture (UNESCO).
On Saturday, Mount Pelée and the peaks of northern Martinique also obtained their label. Le Parisien invites you to take an overview, via our interactive map, to find all these classified monuments of our heritage.
The mining basin of Nord-Pas de Calais, the belfries of Belgium and France and the cathedral of Amiens.
Le Havre, as well as Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay.
The palace and park of Fontainebleau, the palace and park of Versailles, the banks of the Seine in Paris, the city of Provins.
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Reims, the old Saint-Rémi Abbey and the Palais du Tau, also in Reims. The hillsides, houses and cellars of Champagne. The Stanislas, de la Carrière and Alliance squares in Nancy, as well as the Grande Île and the Neustadt district in Strasbourg.
The Cistercian abbey of Fontenay, the basilica and the hill of Vézelay, the vineyard climates of Burgundy, as well as the salt pans of Salins-les-Bains and Arc-et-Senans.
The cathedrals of Bourges and Chartres and the Loire Valley (between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes).
The abbey church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe, in Bordeaux, the Port de la Lune, the jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion, as well as the Cordouan lighthouse. Also note the prehistoric sites and decorated caves of the Vézère valley.
The Canal du Midi, the episcopal city of Albi, the Maison Carrée of Nîmes, Mont Perdu, in the Pyrenees, the historic fortified city of Carcassonne, the Causses and the Cévennes, to which is added the cultural landscape of agropastoralism Mediterranean.
The tectonic high point of the Chaîne des Puys, the Limagne fault, the historic site of Lyon and the prehistoric pile-dwelling sites around the Alps.
Arles and its Roman and Romanesque monuments, the historic center of Avignon (including the Palais des Papes, the episcopal complex and the Pont d’Avignon), Nice, the Pont du Gard, as well as the ancient theater and its surroundings, as well as as the “Arc de Triomphe” in Orange.
The Gulf of Porto (the calanche of Piana, the Gulf of Girolata and the reserve of Scandola).
The lagoons of New Caledonia, Mount Pelée and the peaks of northern Martinique, the Pitons, cirques and ramparts of Reunion Island, Taputapuātea, as well as the French southern lands and seas.
The paths of Santiago de Compostela in France, the primary and ancient beech forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe, the fortifications of Vauban, the great waters of Europe and the architectural work of Le Corbusier.