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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

Green tourism: what is a geopark?

A label awarded by UNESCO UNESCO, which is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and 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, ...

26
Apr
2022

Arabic calligraphy: 5 things to know about this artistic practice

1- It is a very old art If UNESCO has inscribed Arabic calligraphy to its intangible heritage, it is primarily to preserve this very ancient artistic practice. Its use is attested in the seventh and eighth centuries, in early manuscripts of the Quran and on lapidary inscriptions. Originally d ...

06
Jan
2022

The Great Wall of China: the longest construction in the world

th century BC and the 16th century. This military work, which is the largest man-made architectural structure in length, area and mass, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. History of the Great Wall It was around 220 BC that Qin Shin Huang set about linking the existing sections of ...

18
Aug
2008

The Medieval Festival of Provins: a great medieval festival

d prosperity of Provins from the 11th to the 13th century. These festivities take place in the unique setting of the medieval city of Provins, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A journey through time The Médiévales de Provins offers each year in June a life-size reconstruction of daily life i ...

04
June
2009

Machu Picchu: the famous Inca citadel

The Machu Picchu, whose name means 'Old Mountain' in Quechua, is a sacred city considered the most representative work of Inca architecture. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site. This ancient Inca city is located in Peru, in the province of Urubamba, one hundred and thirty kilometers from Cuzco. I ...

30
Nov
2011

Petra in Jordan: a natural and architectural wonder

al oasis. Today, the remains of these installations are still visible. To be noted: this unique monumental complex in the world has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 6, 1985. An archaeological national park also protects the area around the site since 1993. Petra is moreo ...

06
Dec
2011

The Garden Festival of the Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans

e, held every summer in Arc-et-Senans in the Doubs, enjoys a prestigious setting as it takes place in the gardens of an old saltworks now listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. But this is not the only particularity of this event. For more than ten years, this festival has established a partners ...

23
May
2014

The Statue of Liberty: the emblem of New York

ur months and inaugurated on October 28, 1886 by President Grover Cleveland. Features of the Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty, which has been on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1984, depicts a woman draped in a toga holding a torch in her right hand. The structure is covered with a thin ...

25
Sep
2008

The Taj Mahal: one of the new seven wonders of the world

nown as Mumtaz Mahal, 'the light of the palace'. This colossal mausoleum of white marble changing colour according to the hours of the day has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. On July 7, 2007, this monument was designated as one of the new seven wonders of the world. History of th ...

15
Dec
2008

Les Lueurs du Temps: candlelight illuminations in Provins

ousands of candles take over. During these summer evenings you can experience a pure moment of enchantment as you stroll through the heart of this Unesco World Heritage city! The town has no less than 58 historical monuments, witnesses of its past. You will also be able to enjoy many musical a ...

22
July
2014

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: 5 good reasons to visit this village in Normandy

ban's work: the two observatory towers of Tatihou and La Hougue. These two towers, one continental and the other insular, were listed in 2008 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site among the 'fortifications of Vauban'. 2- To participate in the Vauban week If you want to know more about these two mag ...

18
June
2021

Tourism: 3 gardens to discover in France

e designed by the landscape architect Alexandre Grivko. They benefit from an exceptional location on the cliff of Amont in Étretat and offer an unobstructed view of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They also have the particularity of combining landscape art with land art sculptures that surprise ...

06
Oct
2021

Christmas markets: 4 European cities famous for their markets

gins, in fact, date back to the late 15th century. This market takes place every year near the cathedral, in the heart of the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It traditionally begins on the Thursday before the first Sunday of Advent and ends on 1 January. You will find about ...

08
Dec
2021

Tourism: 5 trendy destinations in 2022 according to TripAdvisor

un. The old town of Dubrovnik, which is accessible only to pedestrians, has an undeniable charm. Copyright: Diego Delso In fact, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was used as a setting for the filming of the Game of Thrones series for the scenes taking place in King's Landing. Y ...

01
Feb
2022

Turin: 3 good reasons to choose this destination

This unique palace incorporates the codes of different architectural styles. The historic residence of the Duke of Savoy, this grandiose palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its lavish apartments, royal library and gardens, which are free to visit. 2- To admire contemporary art in all i ...

15
Feb
2022

Aqua Mater: an exhibition by Sebastião Salgado at La Défense

s, who has crisscrossed the planet from the Arctic to the Sahara and from the Amazon to Iceland. This artistic and environmental project is sponsored by UNESCO and supported, among others, by the Hauts-de-Seine department. Practical information Sebastião Salgado's Aqua Mater exhibition is he ...

19
Apr
2022

Tourism: 5 good reasons to visit Cassel in the Hauts de France

awakening of the drums and the exit of the giants Reuze Papa and Reuze Maman. This unique festival has been classified as an intangible heritage by Unesco. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Destination Coeur de Flandre (@coeurdeflandretourisme) 5- You can go ...

20
Apr
2022