UNESCO in France is more than 40 exceptional destinations to discover with guide-lecturers from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Find in this article all the traditions, know-how, UNESCO world heritage sites and historical monuments that you can discover and visit in France.
UNESCO’s intangible heritage in France
Giants and dragons of France
Discover the incredible history of Tarasque de Tarascon during your visit to the historic center. Do not miss the Tarasque festivals on the last weekend of June in Tarascon.
Discover the popular tradition of ostensions since the 10th century in Limoges, Saint-Junien, Rochechouart and throughout Limousin. Ostensions take place every 7 years. See you in 2023 and 2030 !
Book your excursion or guided tour of Limoges.
The gastronomic meal of the French
To discover on all our day trips. Your guide will be happy to advise you so that you can taste the French gastronomic tradition.
Book your gourmet visit to discover the world capital of gastronomy.
The art of perfume in Grasse
Discover the know-how related to perfume, the cultivation of the perfume plant, knowledge of natural raw materials, the transformation and the art of composing a perfume. Book your visit to Grasse with a visit to a perfume workshop.
The tradition of fest-noz
Discover Breton culture and its traditional gatherings in music, its balls and festivals during your private excursion in Brittany.
The Aubusson tapestry
Book your guided tour of Aubusson to discover the secrets of 6 centuries of tapestry history.
A know-how to discover during your guided tour of the historic center of Alençon.
UNESCO World Heritage Monuments in France
With family or friends, on foot or by minibus, explore the most historical and cultural sites in France with the guide-lecturers of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Mont Saint-Michel and its bay
Book your private visit to discover Mont Saint-Michel and its abbey founded in 709.
Palace and park of Versailles
Book your private visit to discover the Palace of Versailles and let yourself be transported into the sumptuous universe of the Sun King.
Prehistoric sites of the Vézère
Book your private minivan excursion to discover the Lascaux cave, of the Vézère valley, of its castles and its authentic villages.
Fortified city of Carcassonne
Book your private visit to discover the castle and the ramparts of Carcassonne.
The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
Discover the unspoiled Loire and its most beautiful castles on a private excursion.
The banks of the Seine in Paris
Follow your guide-lecturer along the Seine and discover the most beautiful districts of Paris.
Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles
Book your private visit to discover all of the UNESCO monuments of Arles.
Nice and its architecture
Explore the capital of the Riviera on a private tour with your guide-lecturer. You will explore Old Nice and the Promenade des Anglais in search of the most beautiful historical monuments of the city.
Palace of Fontainebleau
Book your private tour to discover the Palace and Gardens of Fontainebleau.
Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt
Book your guided tour of Strasbourg and follow your guide to discover its preserved treasures.
Visit the Pont du Gard with your guide-lecturer on a private excursion. It reveals the secrets of the engineering of the Roman Empire in the heart of the Pont du Gard museum.
Lyon historic site
Follow your guide-lecturer to discover the origins of Lyon and its evolution over the course of history.
Porto Golf, Scandola reserve, Piana creek and Girolata gulf
Book your private excursion to discover the most beautiful bays and nature reserves of Corsica.
Bordeaux : Port of the Moon
Follow your guide through the historic center and on the banks of the Garonne to discover the secrets of the history of the City of Lights.
The vineyards of Saint-Emilion
Discover the exceptional terroir of Saint-Emilion at the gates of Bordeaux overlooking the Dordogne. A territory classified for its ancestral culture of vines and wine.
The Chauvet cave – Arc Bridge
Discover the Chauvet cave and the Gorges de l’Ardèche on a private excursion. The Chauvet cave is home to some of the most beautiful cave paintings made in – 35000.
The ancient theater and the Orange Triumphal Arch
Book your private tour to discover the historic center and Roman monuments of Orange.
Avignon, the Palais des Papes and the Avignon Bridge
Book your guided tour of the Palais des Palais and the historic center of Avignon with your guide-lecturer.
Le Havre and the work of Auguste Perret
Book your guided tour to discover the full architectural wealth of Le Havre.
The episcopal city of Albi
Book your private tour of the historic center and the episcopal city of Albi.
Places Stanislas, of the Career and Alliance in Nancy
Book your private tour to discover the historic center of Nancy.
Book your private tour of the historic center, the Jacques Coeur Palace and Bourges Cathedral.
Book your private tour to discover the historic center of Chartres and Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral.
Basilica and hill of Vézelay
Book your private tour to discover the historic center of Vézelay and the Sainte-Marie-Madeleine basilica built in the 12th century.
Book your private tour to discover the historic center of the capital of Picardy and its unique Gothic cathedral in the world.
Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral, the Saint-Rémi abbey and the Tau Palace
Book your guided tour to discover the historic center of Reims and its emblematic monuments.
Belfries of France and Belgium
In Lille, Arras, Calais, Béthune, Amiens, Dunkerque… there are 56 UNESCO-listed belfries to discover during a guided tour or private excursion.
Discover the vineyards, landscapes, traditional houses and Champagne cellars on a private excursion.
Explore the vineyards and cellars of Burgundy on a private excursion.
Vichy : Great water city of Europe
Discover all the beauty of this spa located on the banks of the Allier. Book your private guided tour of Vichy.
Book your private excursion to discover the Cistercian Abbey founded in the 12th century and the National Forest Park.
The Chaîne des Puys
A set of 80 volcanoes to discover in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Park during a private excursion.
The medieval town of Provins
Book your private guided tour to discover the heritage and history of Provins with your guide-lecturer.
The great saltworks of Salins-les-Bains and the royal saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
Book your private excursion to discover the history of salt production and the most exceptional sites of the Jura.
The Abbey of Saint-Savin
Book your private tour to discover the sumptuous Romanesque frescoes that decorate the abbey founded in the 9th century.
The Canal du Midi
Book your excursion to discover the Canal du Midi and Béziers.
The landscapes of the Causses and the Cévennes
Discover all the beauty and authenticity of Mediterranean agro-pastoralism during a private excursion in the heart of the Cévennes National Park.
Routes of Santiago de Compostela
Book your excursion to discover the most beautiful paths and landscapes of the heritage of Santiago de Compostela between Figeac and Cahors.
The mining area of northern France
Between Bethune, Douai, Lens and Valenciennes discover the history of the mining basin from the end of the 17th century to the end of the 20th century on a private excursion. The slag heaps, settlements and their modern transformation will no longer hold any secrets for you.
Built in the 16th century 7 kilometers from the coast off the Gironde estuary, this lighthouse is an architectural feat that has withstood the fury of the Atlantic Ocean for 400 years. A gem to discover during an excursion to Royan.