The prestigious UNESCO listed heritage sites of France


There are 30 sites in France that are of such importance that UNESCO has designated them as World Heritage Sites.

Covering a wide range of sites and places, they all share one common feature: they offer something beyond the ordinary.

Most of the French heritage sites are covered in more detail this guide, see the list and map below to see if there are any to visit near your planned destination in France

List of World Heritage Sites in France

  1. Chartres Cathedral
  2. Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
  3. Palace and Park of Versailles
  4. Prehistoric Sites and Caves of the Vézère Valley
  5. Vézelay, Church and Hill
  6. Amiens Cathedral
  7. Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
  8. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  9. Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
  10. Roman Theatre and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange
  11. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  12. Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  13. Gulf of Porto, Corsica: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
  14. Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
  15. Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
  16. Strasbourg – Grande île
  17. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  18. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  19. Bourges Cathedral
  20. Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
  21. Canal du Midi
  22. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
  23. Mont Perdu - high Pyrenees
  24. Historic Site of Lyon
  25. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  26. Belfries of Belgium and France
  27. Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
  28. The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
  29. Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
  30. Bordeaux, port region
  31. Vauban fortifications - various across France (shown on map at Briancon)
  32. Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret

Map showing positions of French Heritage Sites