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  • Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault tectonic arena
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    Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault tectonic arena

    Summary The Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault tectonic arena, situated in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region in the centre of France, is an emblematic segment of […]

    Posted on 27/11/2018

  • Taputapuātea
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    Taputapuātea

    Brief description Taputapuātea is a cultural landscape and seascape on Raiatea Island. Raiatea is at the centre of the “Polynesian Triangle,” a vast section of […]

    Posted on 22/03/2018

  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
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    The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier

    Brief description of the property Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, the 17 sites and buildings comprising this transnational serial property, spread over seven […]

    Posted on 13/08/2016

  • The Climats of Burgundy
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    The Climats of Burgundy

    Brief description The Climats of Burgundy cover an area of 60 km long, from Dijon to Maranges, extending over the départments (counties) of Cote-d’Or and […]

    Posted on 09/07/2015

  • Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
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    Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars

    Brief description In north-east France, on cool, chalky land, frequently devastated by wars, the Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars form a very specific agro-industrial landscape, […]

    Posted on 09/07/2015

  • The Decorated cave of Pont d’Arc
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    The Decorated cave of Pont d’Arc

    Summary The decorated cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc is located in a limestone plateau of the meandering Ardèche River in southern […]

    Posted on 22/07/2014

  • Canal du Midi
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    Canal du Midi

    Summary This 360-km network of navigable waterways and its 328 structures (locks, aqueducts, bridges, tunnels) linking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic is one of the […]

    Posted on 20/06/2014

  • Prehistoric sites and decorated caves of the Vézère valley
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    Prehistoric sites and decorated caves of the Vézère valley

    Summary The Vézère valley contains important prehistoric remains with more than 150 sites dating back to the Paleolithic and about 30 decorated caves. They are […]

    Posted on 30/04/2013

  • Historic site of Lyon
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    Historic site of Lyon

    Summary Ever since the Romans founded the capital of the Three Gauls in the 1st century BC on the site of a proto-urban Celtic settlement, […]

    Posted on 30/04/2013

  • Paris, banks of the Seine
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    Paris, banks of the Seine

     Summary Following the Seine from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, and from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand Palais and the Petit […]

    Posted on 30/04/2013