The era of Culture and Communication, on the proposal of the National Council of Cities and Countries of Art and History, decides to award the label «City of Art and History» to nine new cities, and the label «Country of Art and History» two new local authorities. It also approved the project of extension of three territories already labelled.

The label «Ville d'art et d'histoire» is awarded unanimously by the jury to the cities of Beauvais (Oise), Metz (Moselle), Pau (Pyrénées atlantiques), Vincennes (Val de Marne), Saint-Denis (La Réunion), Saint-Paul (La Réunion), as well as the label «Pays d'art et d'histoire» is granted to the Pays des Hautes Terres corréziennes et Ventadour (Corrèze). The two Reunion labels are part of the Outremer plan carried out by the Ministry of Culture and Communication for the year 2011.
The label «Ville et Pays d'art et d'histoire» was also awarded to three cities: La Charité sur Loire (Nièvre), Moissac (Tarn et Garonne) and Cognac (Charente), as well as to Pays Châtelleraudais (Vienna). It was accompanied by specific recommendations, which will have to be taken into account in the agreement that will be signed between the State and the community.
Finally, three territories already labeled, which submitted to the National Council proposals for the extension of the label, received the agreement of the Minister: the Country of Vézère-Ardoise (Corrèze), the Country of the Pyrenees Béarnaises (Pyrénées Atlantique) – extension of the City of Art and History of Oloron-Sainte-Marie – and the Rouen–Elbeuf–Austreberthe Agglomeration Community (CREA, Seine Maritime), which corresponds to the merger of two pre-existing labels:
Rouen and the Elbeuf agglomeration community. This merger is a first for the national network.
The network of Cities and Countries of Art and History now includes 163 Cities or Countries of Art and History, including 56 Countries of Art and History.
With the award of these new labels, the Minister of Culture and Communication, gives once again the sign of the importance he attaches to the cultural development of territories in all their components, including architectural and landscape, and the dynamics of cultural innovation that must underpin these projects.
The label «Ville et Pays d'art et d'histoire», allows local authorities to benefit from a State grant for the recruitment of an Architecture and Heritage Leader, the establishment of an Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Centre (CIAP) and more generally aids for publications and training of architectural and heritage facilitators and speaker guides.
Label extensions are among the priorities of this policy. Based on an experience already conducted in a territory, they make it possible to sensitize a greater number of inhabitants to the architectural, heritage and environmental richness of their living place. This objective remains one of the strengths of this partnership between the State and local authorities. A second very strong orientation of the «Cities and Countries of Art and History» network, developed since 2008, consists in renegotiating every ten years the agreements signed, in order to better align local policies with the evolution of the requirements of the label.