Photo of Heritage sites

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: the offer something beyond the ordinary.

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

List of World Heritage Sites in France

Chartres Cathedral

Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

Palace and Park of Versailles

Prehistoric Sites and Caves of the Vézère Valley

Vézelay, Church and Hill

Amiens Cathedral

Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments

Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

Roman Theatre and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange

Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe

Gulf of Porto, Corsica: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve

Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy

Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)

Strasbourg – Grande île

Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

Paris, Banks of the Seine

Bourges Cathedral

Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge

Canal du Midi

Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

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Mont Perdu - high Pyrenees

Historic Site of Lyon

Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France

Belfries of Belgium and France

Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs

Bordeaux, port region

Vauban fortifications - various across France (shown on map at Briancon)

Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret