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  • Overseas territories are not included on this map, but are listed below.
  • The Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France sites are on a separate map below.


Historic Site of Lyon
A city with 2000 years of history visible in its urban center’s architecture.

Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault tectonic arena

Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche


From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt
Two locations that exemplify the historical process of salt production and industrial architecture.

The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy

Fortifications of Vauban

Vézelay, Church and Hill

Centre-Val de Loire

Bourges Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral


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

Grand Est

Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
Three medieval structures central to the history of Christianity and coronations in France.

Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt
Two districts, one exemplifying medieval cities, the other a model of modern city planning.

Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance in Nancy
Three elegant 18th-century city plazas.

Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars


Amiens Cathedral

Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin


Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
A magnificent 16th-century royal palace, particularly important for its artwork.

Palace and Park of Versailles
Elegant and grand 17th-century royal residence and park, seat of the French monarchy from Louis XIV to Louis XVI.

Paris, Banks of the Seine
A 365-hectare corridor that encompasses many of the most famous sights in Paris, spanning centuries of the city’s development.

Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
A beautifully intact example of a medieval trading city.

Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay


Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
A magnificent Gothic abbey on top of a small island in a bay with dramatic tides.

Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret


Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
A port city of opulent architecture, especially classical and neo-classical, and the center of a centuries-old wine-producing region.

Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
A picturesque area of countryside and villages surrounded by a vineyard landscape; also an important pilgrimage stop.

Cordouan Lighthouse

Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe

Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley


Canal du Midi
A 360-km canal plus locks, tunnels and bridges: a 17th-century feat of engineering.

Episcopal City of Albi
A small city with a rich collection of Medieval and Renaissance architecture.

Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
A classic medieval fortified town with intact walls, a castle, and a Gothic cathedral.

Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
A 3-tiered stone aqueduct and bridge that demonstrates Roman-era construction processes.

The Maison Carrée of Nîmes

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
A grand Roman city and its later Romanesque additions, well-preserved in Arles city center.

Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera
An early example of a city that developed due to tourism.

Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
Palaces and other structures that tell the story of the 70-year sojourn in France of the Catholic papacy in the 14th century.

Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the “Triumphal Arch” of Orange


The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape
A rural landscape shaped by centuries of farming, where old agricultural techniques are still in use.

The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
A beautiful river valley landscape dotted with stunning castles and charming medieval towns.

Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France (see map below)

Overseas territories

An ancient site of great historical and cultural significance to indigenous Polynesians.

Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems

Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

Volcanoes and Forests of Mount Pelée and the Pitons of Northern Martinique

Transnational sites

The Great Spa Towns of Europe
Towns in seven countries where an early tourism industry thrived around natural hot springs.

Belfries of Belgium and France

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

French Austral Lands and Seas

Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

Funerary and memory sites of the First World War (Western Front) (Belgium and France)

Text: UNESCO World Heritage sites in France. Images: above, Mont-Saint-Michel and below, Versailles.