UNESCO World Heritage Site articles Tag

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

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 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 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

Porto : places to visit

is not limited to the fame of its wineries, which are still numerous in the city. Its historical center, called 'Old Porto' or 'Ribeira', has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Monuments to visit The old town of Porto or Ribeira is a must-see place. The Torre dos Clérigos (Tower of t ...

30
Mar
2009

Vienna: visit the capital of Austria

y Roman Empire, of the Archduchy of Austria, of the Austrian Empire and then of Austria-Hungary. Since 2001, its historic center has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical and cultural importance. A great cultural capital Vienna is one of the great European capitals in term ...

20
Apr
2009

Malta: 5 good reasons to choose this destination.

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 from the time of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Surrounded by ramparts ...

21
Nov
2011

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

The Hortillonnages of Amiens: gardens floating on water.

ere land and water meet, the hortillonnages of Amiens are particularly protected. They are listed in the National Inventory of Sites and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They have been reshaped by humans over the centuries but still retain an absolute charm and offer a wild paradise just ...

13
Mar
2012

Christmas in Provins: a medieval market and many other activities

The medieval Christmas market This year, the famous medieval city of Ile-de-France celebrates Christmas in Provins during the weekend on December 10 and 11, 2022. The highlight of this festive weekend is of course the 5th edition of the medieval Christmas market animated by troubadours, jugglers ...

12
Nov
2014

Chartres in Lights: Marvelous Illuminations

pectacular sound and light show was initiated in 2003 to highlight the architectural heritage of the city, starting with its magnificent cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Chartres, also known for the quality of its stained glass, naturally made light the central theme of this event. 2024 Edi ...

02
June
2015

Lux Salina: a sound and light show in Arc-et-Senans

A spectacular event New for the summer of 2022, Lux Salina is a large-scale image, sound and light show, organized in the exceptional setting of the Royal Salt Works of Arc-et-Senans. This show retraces the different periods of the history and life of the Royal Saltworks from the 18th century to ...

04
July
2016

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

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona: a masterpiece in the making

ther smaller towers, a sacristy, a chapel and the façade of the Glory. Today, the Nativity façade and the crypt created by Gaudi are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, the entire building was recognized as a basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. A well-deserved double con ...

27
June
2022

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

ea. Together with the Canal de Jonction, it constitutes a lateral branch of the Canal du Midi; these three works were in fact inscribed together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The canal begins at the edge of the Aude River and heads toward Narbonne. The river port of Robine located in S ...

08
Aug
2022

Visiting Narbonne: 5 must-see things to do in the city

es the center of Narbonne in two and offers a pleasant place to stroll along its towpath. This canal which joins the Mediterranean Sea was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Canal du Midi in 1996. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Côte du Midi ...

24
Aug
2022

5 good reasons to go to London in autumn

dens Despite its 8 million inhabitants, the English capital is home to many green spaces that take on flamboyant colors in autumn. The Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is undoubtedly one of the city's most beautiful parks. A walk through these 120-hectare botanical gardens rich with an ...

18
Oct
2022