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This is a list of World Heritage Sites in France that are in UNESCO's World Heritage List. Currently, thirty-seven properties in France are on the World Heritage List. Thirty-three of these are cultural properties, three are natural properties, and one is mixed. The first was added to the list in 1979 and the latest in 2011.

Properties on the World Heritage List

# Site Image Region Era Description Type Year listed Exten- sion Ref.
1 Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe Saint-Savin abbaye (1).jpg Nouvelle-Aquitaine 9th century cultural 1983 2007
2 Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay Abbaye de Fontenay-EgliseBatiments.jpg Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 12th century cultural 1981 2007
3 Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments Arles HDR.jpg Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur du -Ier century au 4th century and 12th century cultural 1981 -
4 Vézelay, Church and Hill 00 Basilique Ste-Marie-Madeleine de Vézelay - Tour et côté sud.JPG Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 12th century cultural 1979 2007
5 Belfries of Belgium and France Beffroi de Loos (3).JPG Hauts-de-France 13th century-20th century transboundary property, shared with Belgium ; Extension of the former Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia cultural 1999 2005
6 Bordeaux, Port of the Moon Bordeaux quais 04.jpg Nouvelle-Aquitaine cultural 2007 -
7 Canal du Midi Xvolks canal du midi 01.jpg Occitanie 17th century cultural 1996 -
8 Amiens Cathedral Amiens cathedral 030.JPG Hauts-de-France 13th century cultural 1981 -
9 Bourges Cathedral Kathedrale Bourges v2.jpg Centre-Val de Loire 13th century cultural 1992 -
10 Chartres Cathedral France Eure et Loir Chartres Cathedrale nuit 02.jpg Centre-Val de Loire 13th century cultural 1979 -
11 Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Abbey of Saint-Remi, & Palace of Tau, Reims Chevet cathédrale Reims.jpg Grand Est 13th century - 16th century cultural 1991 -
12 The Causses and Cévennes Occitanie cultural 2011 -
13 Historical center of Avignon : Papal Palace & Avignon Bridge Avignon, Palais des Papes depuis Tour Philippe le Bel by JM Rosier.jpg Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 12th century - 16th century Palais des papes, Episcopal Ensemble and Pont Saint-Bénezet cultural 1995 -
14 Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Saint-Gorgon 017.JPG Diverse sites (right-of-way and route) cultural 1998 -
15 Episcopal City of Albi Albi01.jpg Occitanie cultural 2010 -
16 Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans France arc et senas saline royal main building 1.jpg Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 18th century cultural 1982 2009
17 Fortifications of Vauban Citadelle Besançon.jpg Diverse 17th century cultural 2008 -
18 Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion Saint emilion014.jpg Nouvelle-Aquitaine cultural 1999 -
19 Le Havre, the City rebuilt by Auguste Perret LeHavre.jpg Normandy 20th century Built from 1945 - 1964 by the Atelier de Reconstruction du Havre d'Auguste Perret cultural 2005 -
20 Mont Saint Michel and its Bay MSM sunset 02.JPG Normandy cultural 1979 2007
21 Palace and Park of Fontainebleau Fontainebleau with gardens.jpg Île-de-France cultural 1981 -
22 Palace and Park of Versailles Versailles chateau.jpg Île-de-France cultural 1979 2007
23 Paris, Banks of the Seine The Seine as seen from the Eiffel Tower, June 2002.jpg Île-de-France cultural 1991 -
24 Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, and Place d'Alliance in Nancy France Nancy Place Stanislas nuit.jpg Grand Est 18th century cultural 1983 -
25 Pont du Gard, Roman Aqueduct Pontdugard.jpg Occitanie Ier century cultural 1985 2007
26 Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs Fortifications ouest2 provins.jpg Île-de-France cultural 2001 -
27 Historic Old Town center of Lyon Vieuxlyon saintjean toits.jpg Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes cultural 1998 -
28 Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps transboundary property, shared with Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland cultural 2011 -
29 Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley Lascaux painting.jpg Nouvelle-Aquitaine cultural 1979 -
30 Strasbourg – Grande Île Absolute ponts couverts 02.jpg Grand Est cultural 1988 -
31 Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange 3755 DSC 0425.JPG Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur cultural 1981 2007
32 The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire Azay le rideau.jpg Centre-Val de Loire, Pays de la Loire cultural 2000 -
33 Cité de Carcassonne – historic Fortified City of Carcassonne Carcassonne JPG01.jpg Occitanie cultural 1997 -
34 Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve, Corsica 0 Scandola Osani JPG01.jpg Corse N/A natural 1983 -
35 Lagoons of New Caledonia Ouvea Falaises de Lekini.jpg Nouvelle-Calédonie N/A Diversity of ecosystems in New Caledonia Barrier Reef natural 2008 -
36 The Pitons, Cirques and Remparts of Réunion Piton des neiges vu de la plaine des cafres.jpg La Réunion N/A natural 2010 -
37 Pyrénées: Mont Perdu Gavarnie recti small Wikimedia Commons.jpg Occitanie N/A transboundary property, shared with Spain mixed 1997 1999
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