Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, announces the candidacy of the Maison Carrée de Nîmes for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Square House of Nimes, built at the beginning of the 1st century AD, represents one of the oldest and best preserved expressions of a Roman temple dedicated to imperial worship. A monument of remarkable architectural quality, it testifies, by the historical circumstances of its creation, as well as by the political importance of its consecration and the stylistic choices that presided over its elaboration, of the values of lasting peace, of harmony and prosperity which the Roman Empire sought to promote and guarantee.

This application will be considered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at its June/July 2023 session.

The next World Heritage Committee, which will meet from 19 to 30 June 2022 in Kazan, Russia, will examine the French bid for the “forests and volcanoes of northern Martinique” (natural property).