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World heritage sites in France 

  • Chartres Cathedral  
  • Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay  
  • Palace and Park of Versailles  
  • Prehistoric Sites and Decorated 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 its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange  
  • From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the production of open-pan salt  
  • Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe  
  • Gulf of Porto: 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  
  • Pyrénées - Mont Perdu   
  • Historic Site of Lyons  
  • Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France  
  • Belfries of Belgium and France
  • Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion  
  • The LoireValley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes 
  • Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs  
  • Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret  
  • Bordeaux, Port of the Moon  
  • Fortifications of Vauban  
  • Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
  • (added in 2010) Episcopal City of Albi
  • (added in 2011) Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps:  Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland
  • (added in 2011) The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape  

Intangible cultural heritage (living heritage) in France 

  • Aubusson tapestry  
  • Maloya       
  • The scribing tradition in French timber framing  
  • Processional Giants and Dragons in Belgium and France  
  • The Cantu in paghjella: a secular and liturgical oral tradition of Corsica  
  • (added in 2010) Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identities  
  • (added in 2010) Falconry, a living human heritage  
  • (added in 2010) The craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-making  
  • (added in 2010) The gastronomic meal of the French


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