A LITTLE FURTHER
SAINT JACQUES DE COMPOSTELLE TRAIL
Listed in 1998 7 monuments of the region have been listed by UNESCO since 1998 under the title ‘Chemins de Saint-jacques de Compostelle’”: the abbey of la Sauvemajeure and the Church of Saint-pierre (Saint Peter), Bazas Cathedral, the church of Notre Dame de la Fin des Terres and three more sites in Bordeaux: the basilicas of Saint-michel basilica and Saint-seurin and the cathedral (Saint-andré).
Listed in 1999 In December 1999, the jurisdiction of Saint-emilion and its 7,846 hectares, including 5,400 hectares of vines, were officially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in the category of “cultural landscapes”. The authentic symbiosis of the earth, men and their incredibly rich constructions prevailed in obtaining this distinction.
BORDEAUX, PORT OF THE MOON
Listed in 2007 It has been 10 years since an urban perimeter of 1810 hectares in central Bordeaux received recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. This area takes in almost all of the city centre as the “Port de la Lune” (Port of the Moon).
Listed in 2008 Since 2008, the citadels of Blaye, Fort-pâté and Fort-médoc have been listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, as well as 11 other sites in the Vauban Major Sites network. This is in recognition of the exceptional work of one man, Vauban, who was an engineer in the service of King Louis XIV.
CITÉ FRUGES-LE CORBUSIER
Listed in 2016 The 40th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee that took place in Istanbul on 10th July 2016 saw the architectural works of Le Corbusier join the list of recognised sites. Among the 17 listed sites is the ‘Cité Frugès’ of Pessac, a work that was representative of the Modern Movement, ordered by the industrial sugar-producer Henri Frugès.
ÉGLISE MONOLITHE DE SAINT-ÉMILION SAINT-ÉMILION www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com
ABBAYE DE LA SAUVE-MAJEURE LA SAUVE www.la-sauve-majeure.monuments-nationaux.fr
CITADELLE DE BLAYE BLAYE www.verrou-vauban.com
CITÉ FRUGÈS-LE CORBUSIER PESSAC www.pessac.fr