Ten World Heritage sites in France you won't have heard of
This week France picked up two new World Heritage sites - the Champagne Hillsides and the Terroirs of Burgundy.
With France now boasting 41 World Heritage sites in total, The Local has decided to dig up some of the country’s least known gems that are already on the list. Here’s ten Unesco sites in France you may have never heard of. How many have you visited?
Belfries of Northern France: Unesco gave the nod collectively to these 23 bell towers in northern France and one in Belgium in 1999 because they are such fine representations of the eras in which they were built. Built from the 11th to 17th centuries they also demonstrate a shift away from walled cities and towards more open urban planning.
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