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Inclusion of French properties on UNESCO's World Heritage List (January 25, 2013)

In agreement with the minister of ecology, sustainable development and energy as well as with the minister of culture and communication, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked our permanent delegation to UNESCO to submit an application for the inclusion of Chauvet Cave and the Chaîne des Puys-Faille de Limagne on the World Heritage List with a view toward the adoption of a decision by the World Heritage Committee in 2014.

This is consistent with the opinion delivered by the National Committee for French World Heritage Properties.

38 French properties are currently included on the World Heritage List.

The member states are now required to submit the application for the inclusion of a cultural property (which is the case for Chauvet Cave) and a mixed or natural property (the category of the Chaîne des Puys-Faille de Limagne).


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