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France’s World Heritage Sites: An Online Travel Guide for Discovering French Heritage

February 8, 2018 Visit Europe No Comments Email Email

Comprehensive information for discovering these remarkable sites of undisputed universal value:

Culture – History – Nature

France’s World Heritage Sites Travel Guide is dedicated to the finest French sites classified under the World Heritage label by UNESCO.

This guide provides visitors with all of the information necessary to discover these exceptional locations of renowned universal value. The different sections of the guide allow you to go directly to the information you want, depending on your priorities and interests.

Every tourist destination is detailed with historical, cultural and practical information, making this guide ideal for travelers wishing to visit the country through planned trips. Real-time updates online provide reliable information (fares, schedules, visits, closures or construction …) that traditional travel guides cannot include.

In addition, France’s World Heritage Sites travel guide details the visits of each site and monument. The guide also contains a selection of visitor tips (for transport, special discount rates, annex activities) and travel anecdotes, as well as numerous suggestions and possibilities for visiting with children to make the discovery of these remarkable sites even more memorable and fun for families.

The geographical and local maps on each page shows all of the sites and monuments described for easy visualization of walking and driving itineraries.


The guide follows the philosophy advocated by UNESCO: respect for history, culture and nature. France’s World Heritage Sites travel guide is for everyone who has an interest in these issues, and especially those who appreciate the outstanding universal value of these sites.

This universal heritage is above all borrowed from our children, who will one day become ambassadors and guarantee its preservation. This is why a particular effort was made on behalf of families to include as much information as possible on making the discovery of the regions and monuments educational and fun for children and parents.

It should be noted that all of the listed sites are visited regularly and documented by the author of this online guide, unless otherwise mentioned.

The author

Jérôme Sabatier, France.
“Visiting a Unesco World Heritage site is more than just simple tourism. It’s a journey toward the discovery of cultures, history and nature. It’s the opportunity to explore places that have contributed to the construction our history and our humanity, and that protect this heritage even today. It’s the experience of being enriched by the collective universal memory that helps us understand the world around us.

The sites on the World Heritage of Humanity list all have one thing in common: their universal nature. They teach us that the world – since antiquity – has been fashioned by often commercial crossroads encouraging cultural, scientific and religious fusions. They teach us that openness to others and exchange are indeed sources of prosperity for all societies.

To travel to the heart of these World Heritage sites is to choose to embark on an ethnological, sociological, historical, architectural, cultural or religious voyage … or all this at once! I represent a tourism based on tolerance among civilizations and on respect for future generations.

Let’s protect our fragile universal heritage. And let’s pass it on to our children.”

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