UNESCO - The World Heritage List
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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
France - le Mont-St. Michel (Manche, Normandie): from the isthmus - Unesco world heritage site  (photo by Aurora Baptista) 1979 Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay France - Strasbourg / SXB (Bas-Rhin / Alsace) : triptych - Notre-Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale - Grande île - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Miguel Torres) 1988 Strasbourg-Grande île
1979 Chartres Cathedral France - Paris: Seine river and Paris from the Eiffel tower - Banks of the Seine - Unesco world heritage site (photo by J.Kaman) 1991 Paris, Banks of the Seine
France - Versailles (Yvelines - Ile de France): in the palace - Galleries des Batailles - Unesco world heritage site (photo by J.Kaman) 1979 Palace and Park of Versailles France - Paris: Notre Dame - western façade and entrance - Unesco world heritage site (photo by K.White) 1991 Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims
1979 Vézelay, Church and Hill 1992 Bourges Cathedral
1979 Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley France - Avignon (Vaucluse - Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azure): Papal Palace - Palais Vieux - Unesco world heritage site (photo by R.Eime) 1995 Historic Centre of Avignon
France - Fontainebleau  (Seine et Marne): the palace / chateau - Unesco world heritage site (photo by J.Kaman) 1981 Palace and Park of Fontainebleau 1996 Canal du Midi
1981 Amiens Cathedral 1997 Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
1981 Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange 1998 Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
1981 Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles France - Lyon / Lyons / LYS: Notre-Dame de Fourviere Basilica - Historic Site of Lyons - Unesco world heritage (photo by Robert Ziff) 1998 Historic Site of Lyons
1981 Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay 1999 Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
1982 Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans France - Chenonceaux - Loire Valley (region Centre et Pays de la Loire - Loir-et-Cher Département): Chateau de Chenonceaux - Unesco world heritage site (photo by A.Caudron) 2000 The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes*
1983 Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, and Place d'Alliance in Nancy 2001 Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
1983 Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe France - Le Havre (Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie): French Flags on Town Hall  - Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret - UNESCO world heritage site - photo by A.Bartel 2005 Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret
1983 Cape Girolata, Cape Porto, Scandola Nature Reserve and the Piana Calanches in Corsica 2007 Bordeaux, Port of the Moon,
1985 Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) 2008 Fortifications of Vauban
New Caledonia / Nouvelle Calédonie - Les Tricot Rayes (laticauda colubrina) - common sea snake (photo by R.Eime) 2008 Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
2010 Episcopal City of Albi
2010 Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island
Jointly with Spain:
1997 Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
*The Chateau and Estate of Chambord, previously inscribed on the WHL, is part of the The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.
The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.
One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.
States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.
Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

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