Category: France

How does a UNESCO World Heritage rating affect a tourist destination?; Lilit Marcus; CNN

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France’s Nice listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage site; Serge Haouzi; Xinhua

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City of Nice joins Unesco World Heritage sites; Simon Zwierniak; Monaco Tribune

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Officials hope that the sought-after title will help diversify the region’s tourism. A stunning location nestled between the mountains and the Mediterraean, a state of the art airport, and of course, a century-old architectural and urban heritage.

Source: City of Nice joins Unesco World Heritage sites

These are the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Francesca Street; CNN

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18 days in France, Geneva & Interlaken Itinerary in August; Inspirock

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Southern French city of Nice earns UNESCO world heritage status; AFP

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The United Nation’s cultural organisation (UNESCO) said on Tuesday that it had added the French Mediterranean city of Nice to its world heritage list.

Source: Southern French city of Nice earns UNESCO world heritage status

Unesco adds France’s Cordouan lighthouse, Vichy to world heritage list; RFI

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Two new French sites were added to the Unesco’s World Heritage List on Saturday 24 July: the Cordouan lighthouse, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary, and the town of Vichy, “Queen of the water cities”. Battered by the wind and swell for 400 years and nicknamed the “king of lighthouses”, France’s Cordouan beacon on Saturday won recognition from Unesco.The lighthouse, which was added to Unesco’s World Heritage List on Saturday, is the last to be inhabited in France and only the second after Spain’s La Coruna to win the plaudit from the world heritage body.

Source: Unesco adds France’s Cordouan lighthouse, Vichy to world heritage list

France’s ‘king of lighthouses’ wins UNESCO heritage listing; AFP

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Versailles Estate Fast Entrance Ticket Options with Audio Guide provided by Palace of Versailles; TripAdvisor

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Massive Change Proposed for Champagne; Caroline Henry; Wine-Searcher

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One of the most radical shake-ups of Champagne’s viticulture is being discussed, Caroline Henry can exclusively reveal.

Source: Massive Change Proposed for Champagne | Wine-Searcher News & Features

Wine Tourism: Champagne, Beyond The Bubbles; Irene S Levine; Forbes

Beyond the bubbles and tastings, the Champagne region of France offers a host of bespoke experiences for wine tourists.

Source: Wine Tourism: Champagne, Beyond The Bubbles

This Glass-Encased Airbnb Surrounded By Volcanoes Only Costs $1; Lara Walsh; Elite Daily

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Airbnb listed a new stay surrounded by volcanoes in the Chaîne des Puys volcanic field in France, and here’s how you can pay just $1.18 for a magical vacation.

Source: This Glass-Encased Airbnb Surrounded By Volcanoes Only Costs $1

Day Trip From Paris To A Medieval City; Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey; TravelAwaits

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Provins, France, is a thriving medieval town just hours from Paris, whose fortifications still stand and offer a romantic step back in time.

Source: Day Trip From Paris To A Medieval City – TravelAwaits

Airbnb listing offers a chance to sleep among 80 volcanoes; Lauren Barry; Radio.com

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You Can Stay in a LumiPod Surrounded by 80 Volcanoes in France; Sarah Buder; Dwell

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Airbnb is teaming up with French water brand, Volvic, to offer an overnight adventure at a glass-enclosed prefab in the Chaîne des Puys tectonic area.

Source: You Can Stay in a LumiPod Surrounded by 80 Volcanoes in France

Does Nice have what it takes to make the UNESCO World Heritage List?; Meg Johnson; Monaco Tribune

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Judged to be exceptional cultural sites, UNESCO has named several spots in the combined Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur (PACA) region on their World Heritage List.

Source: Does Nice have what it takes to make the UNESCO World Heritage List?

Global tourist sites that have been forced to close by crime and other problems; Tim Pile; SCMP

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Because of overcrowding, acts of vandalism or criminal enterprise, tourist attractions have to shut down for a number of reasons, sometimes permanently.

Source: Global tourist sites that have been forced to close by crime and other problems

See Mont Saint-Michel Become An Island At High Tide; Alison Browne TravelAwaits

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Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, is a unique tidal island, and the spring tides bring in legendary waves. Learn how to witness the phenomenon here.

Source: See Mont Saint-Michel Become An Island At High Tide – TravelAwaits

14 of the best places to visit in France; Lonely Planet

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France offers world-class art and architecture, Renaissance châteaux, and iconic landmarks alongside phenomenal cuisine, a vast coastline, and Alpine glaciers.

Source: 14 of the best places to visit in France – Lonely Planet

Amazon’s plan to build a warehouse near UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard draws outrage; Matthew Marani; Architect’s Newspaper

Amazon plans to build a new warehouse in France near the UNESCO World Heritage Site designated Pont du Gard, and people are pushing back.

Source: Amazon’s plan to build a warehouse near UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard draws outrage

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