UNESCO articles Tag

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

On May 3rd: World Press Freedom Day.

. This day was proclaimed "World Press Freedom Day" by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation adopted by UNESCO in 1991 during the Seminar for the Development of an Independent and Pluralistic African Press in Windhoek, Namibia. This seminar led to the a ...

26
Apr
2011

Croatia: 5 highlights of this destination.

is one of the best-preserved buildings from late antiquity. Along with the Cathedral of Saint Domnius in Split, it has earned the city a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. But Split is not the only Croatian city to be recognized by UNESCO. Trogir, located 27 kilometers west of Split, is a por ...

20
June
2007

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

Sustainable tourism in Malaysia: 3 highlights of this destination

1- UNESCO World Heritage sites If you have decided to discover Malaysia on your next vacation, it would be a shame to only visit modern metropolises like Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the country... This lesser-known destination in Southeast Asia also has breathtaking nature, as evidenced by the nat ...

19
Oct
2023

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

Pyrenees: Visiting the Gavarnie circus in 6 questions

ain range in the municipality of Gavarnie. This exceptional natural site is part of the Pyrenees National Park. Since 1997, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in the "Pyrénées-Mont Perdu, cirques and canyons" ensemble. 2- Why is this natural site a must-see? The Gavarnie Circus i ...

01
Mar
2010

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

World Radio Day is February 13

The date chosen for World Radio Day commemorates the creation of United Nations Radio on February 13, 1946. This world day is indeed organized by UNESCO but mobilizes all the institutions linked to the United Nations. Edition 2023 World Radio Day is dedicated to a different theme each year. ...

12
Feb
2015

Aude : the Robine canal can be discovered by boat, bike or on foot

A canal classified by Unesco The Canal de la Robine that runs through the city of Narbonne is a ribbon of water connecting the Aude to the Mediterranean Sea. Together with the Canal de Jonction, it constitutes a lateral branch of the Canal du Midi; these three works were in fact inscribed together ...

08
Aug
2022

Lithuania: 5 good reasons to choose this destination in summer.

Curonian Spit Did you know that Lithuania is home to some of the tallest dunes in Europe? The Curonian Spit is a remarkable natural site listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique landscape has been shaped by nature and by the people who fought against the advancing dunes and the burying ...

18
July
2023

The Mont Saint Michel : a jewel between sky and sea

e Palace of Versailles, because of its exceptional architecture and its bay. This site, classified as a historical monument in 1874, has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1979. An exceptional natural site The Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky island located east of the mouth of the Couesnon ...

23
Apr
2007

Barcelona

�ell to Gaudí and blends nature and architecture. The Palacio Güell, the Casa Milà (nicknamed la Perdrera) and the Parc Güell belong to the World Heritage by UNESCO. The museums The city of Barcelona has several outstanding museums, including the one dedicated to Joan Miró features a collect ...

02
May
2007

Marrakech

e the majority of the historical monuments of Marrakech: the Koutoubia Mosque, the Jamaâ El Fna Square (classified as a World Heritage Site in 2001 by Unesco), as well as many palaces. Sites and monuments Other tourist sites in Marrakech include: the Medersa Ben Youssef (16th century), the Almora ...

11
May
2007

The Seychelles: a heavenly destination

erritory is protected in nature reserves so that one can observe an exceptional fauna of fish, turtles and birds. Classified sites Seychelles has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their exceptional character: - the Vallée de Mai located on the island of Praslin where the famous Coco de mer gro ...

23
Sep
2008

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