World Heritage Sites – France

     France is another European nation with a long and storied history. As a result, there are many UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites for the traveler to ponder and admire. Below are some of my favorites, along with photos of these famous places.
     1. Mont-St-Michel and its Bay (1979)
      Mont-St-Michel   Mont-St-Michel  
     2. Chartres Cathedral (1979)
      Chartres Cathedral  
     3. Palace and Park of Versailles (1979)
       Versailles Palace   Rear of Versailles Palace   Gardens at Versailles
       Hall of Mirrors, inside Versailles Palace
     4. Vezelay, Church and Hill (1979)
       Ste Madelaine Basilica, Vezelay
     5. Decorated Grottoes of the Vezere Valley (1979)
       Cave Painting at Lascaux II
     6. Palace and Park of Fontainebleau (1981)
     7. Roman Theater and "Triumphal Arch" of Orange (1981)
       Roman Amphitheater at Orange
     8. Pont du Gard (Roman Amphitheater) (1985)
       Pont du Gard
     9. Strasbourg, Grand Ile (1988)
     10. Paris, Banks of the Seine (1991)
       Eiffel Tower   Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris   Banks of the Seine, Paris
     11. Notre Dame Cathedral, Reims (1991)
       Notre Dame Cathedral, Reims
     12. Historic Centre of Avignon (1995)
       Palace of the Popes, Avignon   Place de l'Horloge, Avignon
     13. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne (1997)
       Carcassonne City Walls   Another view of Carcassonne
     14. Historic Site of Lyons (1998)
       Notre Dame Basilica, Lyons
     15. Loire Valley (2000)
       Chambord Chateau, Loire Valley   Chenonceau Chateau, Loire Valley   Chateau & Cityscape, Blois, Loire Valley
       Villandry Chateau, Loire Valley   Chateau Montresor, Loire Valley   Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, Loire Valley


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