France counts 38 UNESCO – listed World Heritage sites. Some are religious edifices. Also various towns steeped in history are also considered as part of the World Heritage sites: such as the banks of the Seine in Paris. The historic center of Lyon and Strasbourg. You have also the Episcopal Ensemble in Avignon or the Port of the Moon in Bordeaux. More recently, the Episcopal City of Albi.
Please find below a brief list of France’s Unesco World heritage sites that you can discover by our Deluxe France team:
Vézelay is located at the heart of the regional nature reserve of Morvan, in Burgundy. The hill at Vézelay and its famous Roman basilica is as world heritage sites by Unesco since 1979.
This France Unesco site can be discovered with our private tour Burgundy from Paris.
Reims is located in the Champagne region. We call Reims the “city of coronations” or “city of kings”. These 4 buildings are Unesco world heritage since 1991: the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. The former royal abbey of Saint-Rémi and its abbey church. The basilica of Saint-Rémi. And also the former archiepiscopal palace, known as the Palace of Tau.
Explore Reims Unesco sites and Champagne region during our personalized private guide tour Champagne from Paris
Avignon is located in Provence southern France. We also call Avignon the “City of the Popes”. Avignon has maintained its city walls and its historical center: the Papal Palace, the Episcopal ensemble and the Bridge of Avignon.Avignon is a Unesco world heritage sites since 1995. The city is also the sublime backdrop for an international theatre festival.
Discover Avignon and Provence during our private tour Avignon & Luberon. You can also have a private walking tour of Avignon with our english speaking guide
The Palace of Fontainebleau is located on the south-east of Paris. It has witnessed eight unbroken centuries of sovereign rule. Kings, queens, emperors and empresses, took great pains to embellish the palace. It was built around the original medieval dungeon. The palace and its park is a France Unesco world heritage sites since 1981.
Fontainebleau can be discovered from Paris during our private tour Fontainebleau
The Castle of Versailles was the privilege residence of the French monarchy from the period of Louis XIV to Louis XVI. The Castle of Versailles is located 16km south west of Paris. It has been embellished by several generations of architects, sculptures, decorators and landscapers. Moreover Versailles was a model of how a royal residence should be in Europe, for more than a century.
Deluxe France drivers & guides propose a private tour Versailles or private tour Versailles & Giverny.
Mont St Michel is on a small granite island. It is in the centre of a huge bay that has invasion by the largest tides in Europe. Mont Saint-Michel defies the centuries and is a real repository of French memories.
During your stay in Normandy, we do propose a private tour Mont St Michel Normandy.
This list is non exhaustive. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Deluxe France expert team. We will be happy to propose the best sightseeing and touring solutions to enjoy some of the France’s Unesco sites.