Historical monuments & heritage sites
This thematic site makes available to any public, owner, professional or user of the heritage, information relating to historical monuments, their approaches, the notable heritage sites, and the French assets listed on the World heritage unesco.
For public or private owners and all “users” of the heritage, the protective procedures and the steps to be taken in the event ofintervention on a building, movable object or heritage site are explained synthetically.
Les actors heritage are presented, including:
- the National Heritage and Architecture Commission and the Regional Heritage and Architecture Commissions,
- state services, in particular regional cultural affairs directorates,
- partners: associations and foundations working in the field of heritage, private owners, project owners, companies and experts, etc.,
- training organisations preparing for trades.
Finally a section documentation provides access to annual reports, guides and fact sheets, publications that make it possible to disseminate to all useful tools for the preservation of historic monuments and heritage sites.
This thematic site is updated periodically by the Sub-Directorate for Historical Monuments and Heritage Sites under the Heritage Service of the Directorate-General for Heritage and Architecture.
What is a historic monument
A historic monument is a building or movable object, protected (listed or listed) for its historical, artistic, architectural, technical or scientific interest, in order to ensure its conservation, restoration and development.
What is a Remarkable Heritage Site?
A Remarkable Heritage Site is a town, village or neighbourhood whose conservation, restoration, rehabilitation or development is of historical, architectural, archaeological, artistic or landscape interest.
On the date of 1er January 2021, there are 44,540 buildings and more than 260,000 movable objects classified or listed as historic monuments. There are more than 900 outstanding heritage sites.