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Canal du Midi

This 360-km network of navigable waterways linking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic through 328 structures (locks, aqueducts, bridges, tunnels, etc.) is one of the most remarkable feats of civil engineering in modern times. Built between 1667 and 1694, it paved the way for the Industrial Revolution. The care that its creator, Pierre-Paul Riquet, took in the design and the way it blends with its surroundings turned a technical achievement into a work of art.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

iTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius. All
iiTo exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All
viTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria). All



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ASPRES THE IRON PATH de en fr 156.6kmsite_izi
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CANILLO IS COOL en 118.4kmsite_izi
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travelling in Andorra La Vella en 123.7kmsite_izi
48h in Andorra second day en 123.1kmsite_izi
Discover Encamp in 3 days en 122.2kmsite_izi
Canillo en 123.2kmsite_izi
Canillo en 116.7kmsite_izi
Sarlat tour en fr 142.9kmsite_izi
Visit Dordogne Valley with Tim Richards en 2013143kmsite_izi
Perigord lovers’ guide – Culture Périgord en 143.2kmsite_izi
Cathars – The Crusade en es 90.4kmsite_izi
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Celles 2020155kmsite_ao
Daniel Monnier’s Le Lot 202097.9kmsite_ao
The Nobility of Time 2019123kmsite_ao
Église Notre-Dame de Vals (Church of Our Lady of Vals) 201963.7kmsite_ao
Flaran Abbey 201989.3kmsite_ao
Niaux Cave Paintings 201888.9kmsite_ao
Cathar Castles 2018118.8kmsite_ao
The Small Amazonia of the Pyrenees 2017113.9kmsite_ao
Albi Cathedral 201768.1kmsite_ao
The Abandoned Galleon 201716.3kmsite_ao
The Highest Bridge in the World Is Taller Than the Eiffel Tower 2017138.9kmsite_ao
This Medieval Chapel is a Shrine to Rugby 2018148.7kmsite_ao
Delbigot Residence 109.1kmsite_brutalism
Basilica of Saint Pius X 131.9kmsite_brutalism
Mémorial de la Résistance 3.7kmsite_brutalism
Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí 2000132.7kmsite_whs
Episcopal City of Albi 201068.1kmsite_whs
Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne 199788.2kmsite_whs
Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley 1979162kmsite_whs
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley 2004125kmsite_whs
Pyrénées – Mont Perdu 1997154.3kmsite_whs
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About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.

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