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The Medieval Festival of Provins: a great medieval festival

erity 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 in the M ...

04
June
2009

Petra in Jordan: a natural and architectural wonder

s. 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 moreover the ...

06
Dec
2011

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

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 partnership wit ...

23
May
2014

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

ed UNESCO's decision as a "historic event, unique in our history for its dimension and impact". Nice, our city that we love so much, is listed as a World Heritage Site by the @UNESCO. It becomes, for the whole planet, one of the reference cities of the world heritage. It is a historic event, uniq ...

28
July
2021

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

ury 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 fortif ...

18
Aug
2008

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

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 the Taj M ...

15
Dec
2008

Machu Picchu: the famous Inca citadel

chu 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. It is pe ...

30
Nov
2011

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

ork: 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 magnificen ...

18
June
2021

Tourism: 3 gardens to discover in France

ned 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 the wa ...

06
Oct
2021

Christmas markets: 4 European cities famous for their markets

n 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 a hund ...

08
Dec
2021

Tourism: 5 trendy destinations in 2022 according to TripAdvisor

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. You can ...

01
Feb
2022

Turin: 3 good reasons to choose this destination

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 its form ...

15
Feb
2022