Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, welcomes the inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List of the site of "Nice, the city of the winter resort of riviera". This decision was taken on 27 July 2021 by the World Heritage Committee meeting for its 44th session in Fuzhou, China.

This inscription consecrates the city of Nice as the archetype of the winter resort of the riviera, influenced by its location on the Mediterranean Sea and its proximity to the Alps.

From the middle of the 18th century, the mild climate and the picturesque setting of Nice attracted more and more European aristocratic families, who used to spend their winters there. The diverse cultural influences of the winterers and their desire to take advantage of the climatic conditions and panorama shaped the town’s urbanism and architecture, resulting in a variety of architectural styles, designs and decorations of buildings, which expresses its cosmopolitan character especially in the nineteenth century and contributes to its notoriety.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee thus consecrates the city of Nice, which has been able to preserve and enhance this universal heritage, witness to a considerable exchange of influences for nearly 200 years.

This new inscription brings to 48 the number of French cultural and natural properties inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin would like to warmly greet the teams who submitted this candidacy, to the greatest benefit of this territory and its inhabitants.