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Côte d'Azur: the city of Nice becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

International recognition The inscription of the city of Nice on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a 'winter resort city of the Riviera' is a tremendous recognition for the architectural, landscape and urban heritage of the Côte d'Azur capital. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, described UN ...

28
July
2021

The Night of the Castles: a magical event

hlight or strolling through the grounds of a Renaissance estate by moonlight, the Nuit des châteaux is for you! Every autumn for 3 years now, many heritage sites open their doors to you during an exceptional evening. In the four corners of France and Navarre but also in Spain, Switzerland and ...

14
Oct
2021

My House, My Story: the new show by Stéphane Bern on France 3.

the Chamber of Trades and Crafts to involve local experts in the various renovation projects. 2- This program highlights an unknown aspect of our local heritage. When we talk about heritage, we first think of castles, churches, fortresses or even bridges, but rarely do we think of houses with their ...

29
Aug
2023

The Viking Immersive City will open its doors in Rouen in 2024.

2 km from the iconic Rouen Cathedral. It will be France's first immersive city, a spectacular cultural site designed to showcase French history and local heritage. This immersive experience will honor Scandinavian culture, mythology, Viking history, and craftsmanship, while highlighting the contrib ...

30
Nov
2023

Madrid: monuments and places to see

contrasting destination combines the modern infrastructure of an economic, financial and administrative center with a rich architectural and artistic heritage. Having become the capital of Spain in 1561, on the initiative of King Philip II, the Iberian city was enriched with numerous monuments du ...

23
Feb
2009

Entrevaux: one of the most beautiful villages in France in Haute Provence.

f Vauban, he built a "hornwork" at the Porte d'Italie located behind the cathedral. From this glorious past, the village has preserved an exceptional heritage. To showcase this heritage, the municipality organizes medieval festivals every year on the first weekend of August. What to visit in Entrev ...

11
Aug
2010

Matrimoine Days: honoring women!

Rediscover the great artists of yesterday. For the first time in 2015, the Matrimoine Days take place at the same time as the now famous Heritage Days! Their goal: to revalue the artistic and historical heritage of women painters, authors, sculptors, etc. Women artists and intellectuals from past ...

18
Sep
2015

Charroux in Allier : one of the most beautiful villages in France

View this post on Instagram A publication shared by ???????????????? ???????????????????????? (@loveallier) A very well preserved heritage If Charroux d'Allier is among the most beautiful villages in France it is also and especially for the quality of its very well preserved ar ...

27
July
2022

The Belem: 5 unusual facts about the famous sailboat.

aining ship on San Giorgio Maggiore Island, before being purchased by the Caisse d'Epargne in 1979 to ensure its preservation in the French historical heritage and its use as a training ship. This sailboat was classified as a historical monument in 1984, less than two years after the largest French ...

29
Sep
2023

The village of Gordes: a tourist gem in Vaucluse.

in the Luberon Regional Natural Park. This perched village is classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France and boasts a rich architectural heritage including two abbeys, many ancient hamlets, several water and windmills, and several hundred bories (dry stone huts). An exceptional histori ...

09
Aug
2007

Aix-en-Provence: 5 Things to Know About This City of Art and History

rt. The beauty of its architecture has earned the city the nickname of the Provençal Florence. She is the hometown of Cézanne. Its rich architectural heritage is not the only draw of the historic capital of Provence. Aix-en-Provence is also known as the city where Paul Cézanne was born and died. ...

20
Aug
2008

The Night of the Museums: a great festive event

o the museums. This event, which begins at sunset (around 6:00 p.m.) and ends at midnight or later, aims to raise awareness of the richness of our heritage among the general public. It therefore takes place in a festive and friendly spirit with many animations (illuminations and light games, d ...

15
May
2009

Le Mans: 5 Good Reasons to Visit the Capital of Sarthe

y festivals (such as the Europa Jazz Festival or the Epau Festival) and events like The Night of the Chimeras, which highlights the city's historical heritage. The prefecture of Sarthe is also known for hosting one of the most significant car races in the world: the 24 Hours of Le Mans! Its histori ...

13
June
2011

Malta: 5 good reasons to choose this destination.

archipelago from the 16th to the 18th century. It was then under British domination from 1800 to 1964. 2- It is home to cities with a rich historical heritage. The main cities of the island of Malta are Valletta and Mdina. Valletta, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has preserved many testimonies fr ...

21
Nov
2011

Tatihou Island: A Destination Between Nature and Culture

hts the endemic plants of the Atlantic Channel • An acclimatization garden that features exotic species in the former courtyards of the Lazaret. Tahiti's heritage side Tahitou Island can also boast of its historical heritage. It has no fewer than two monuments designed by Vauban: a Fort Vauban bui ...

21
Aug
2012

Saorge in the Alpes-Maritimes: one of the most beautiful villages in France.

ns that once protected the village, as well as the ruins of the Saint-Georges fort, the medieval castle that guarded the Roya Valley. A rich religious heritage. Finally, this commune in the Alpes-Maritimes owes its label as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France to the richness of its religiou ...

24
Mar
2014

Child's Play Monument: the cultural meeting place for children

ng audiences During a weekend, the National Monuments offer a privileged welcome to children to help them discover and appreciate the richness of our heritage. The Monument jeu d'enfant operation has been organized for over fifteen years by the Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN). It takes place ...

24
Sep
2015

Franche-Comté: 5 good reasons to visit Montbéliard in winter

ies a German principality. The city, nicknamed the City of Princes, has preserved an identity shaped by Protestant culture and a rich architectural heritage. In particular, you can admire the castle of the Dukes of Wurtemberg, whose construction dates back to the 13th century. Today, this cast ...

10
Nov
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

etto Located in the extreme south of the Bas-Rhin, Sélestat is in the center of Alsace. High place of humanism, this city is rich in both culture and heritage. The easiest way to discover the city is to follow the marked route proposed by the Tourist Office. Pick up the free brochure from the ...

02
Dec
2021

Green tourism: what is a geopark?

nd Cultural Organization, has its headquarters in Paris. This organization is notably known for establishing the list of sites inscribed on the World Heritage List of Humanity. But it also awards, since 2015, another label: that of the UNESCO World Geoparks. This label, renewable every 4 years ...

26
Apr
2022