Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, received the recipients of the 16th edition of the national competition of «reconquest of the entrances of city, town, territory and their fringes» co-sponsored by Sites et Cités Remarquables de France and the Fédération Patrimoine-Environnement with the support of the ministries of Culture and Ecological Transition.

Through this competition, Sites & Cités remarquables de France and the Fédération Patrimoine- Environnement wish to make known and promote initiatives in favour of quality spaces in the entrances of cities, towns, territories and urban fringes.

For this 16th edition, the competition was renewed by opening its doors to cities of less than 2,000 inhabitants and by opening the competition to three types of city entrances: rail, land or river entrances.

The Fédération Patrimoine-Environnement et Sites & Cités remarquables de France and its partners are pleased to announce the winners of this 16th edition:

In the category of municipalities with less than 2,000 inhabitants:

  • Yvoire (Haute-Savoie) for its “requalification of public space at the gates of the medieval city”.


In the category of cities with more than 2,000 inhabitants:

For city entrances by “Land”:

  • Louhans – Chateaurenaud (Saône-et-Loire) for its “redevelopment of the place de la libération for the valorization of the town entrance by the Seille”.

For city entrances by “Iron”:                                                     

  • Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) for its «development of public spaces of the north station».

For city entrances by “Water”:                                                                            

  • Niort (Deux-Sèvres) for its operation of the «Parc urbain de la Sèvre niortaise».