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Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T) Thibault Magnien

Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T) by Thibault Magnien

The sites related to WW1 are of great universal significance. The conflict had a huge impact not only for the people who were involved in it but also for all mankind. It took human people from the era of artisanal and local war to industrial and global war. The site also embodies the need, following the conflict, to honour and remember, on a large scale, those who fought and suffered. For the first time, anonymous fighters were honoured as much as famous heroes.

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Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T) Thibault Magnien

Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T) by Thibault Magnien

The events related to Normandy 44, the operation Overlord and the WW2 in general, are of primary universal significance. These events shaped today’s world. The proposed sites in Normandy provide a clear testimony in the sense that they are well preserved and that the events and facts associated are clearly stated and explained.

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Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T) Thibault Magnien

Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T) by Thibault Magnien

The basilica of Saint Denis, in the immediate suburbs of Paris, is a masterpiece of religious architecture and has been an artistic achievement and model throughout the centuries. The place has been the resting place of numerous French monarchs, as exemplified by its numerous sculpted tombs.

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Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T) Thibault Magnien

Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T) by Thibault Magnien

To me, Carnac is the most important “missing WHS” for France. The site bears a unique testimony of the Neolithic period and possesses a tremendous variety of remains. It is definitely a must-see. The different museums in the area allow to better understand the site.

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Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T) Thibault Magnien

Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T) by Thibault Magnien

As many cities in France, Metz takes its origin in the Pre-Roman and Roman time, has been growing as major medieval centre and retains today a variety of great monuments from the different periods, including a splendorous cathedral. However, what makes Metz unique is its position, on the border between Germany and France. The city has been disputed during centuries between the two nations. The result is a unique combination of French and German culture. One of the golden period of Metz was during the German annexion of the end of the 19th century. From this imperial time, the city retains several buildings including the Imperial Station Palace, the Opera house and the temple.

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Name: Thibault Magnien

Country: France

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  1. Major Town Houses
  2. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  3. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  4. Arequipa
  5. Villa d'Este
  6. Guimarães
  7. Alto Douro
  8. Calakmul
  9. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  10. Stralsund and Wismar
  11. Kew Gardens
  12. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  13. Monte San Giorgio
  14. Macao
  15. Primeval Beech Forests
  16. Liverpool
  17. Regensburg
  18. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  19. Bordeaux
  20. Jeju
  21. Caral-Supe
  22. Fortifications of Vauban
  23. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  24. Stoclet House
  25. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  26. Tower of Hercules
  27. Wadden Sea
  28. Longobards in Italy
  29. Royal Joseon Tombs
  30. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  31. Hahoe and Yangdong
  32. Thang Long
  33. Albi
  34. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  35. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  36. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  37. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  38. Fagus Factory
  39. University of Coimbra
  40. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  41. Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc
  42. Van Nellefabriek
  43. Corvey
  44. Champagne
  45. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  46. Christiansfeld
  47. Fontainebleau
  48. Amiens Cathedral
  49. Orange
  50. Arles
  51. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  52. Speyer Cathedral
  53. Würzburg Residence
  54. Florence
  55. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  56. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  57. Avignon
  58. Nancy
  59. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  60. Belem
  61. Monastery of Batalha
  62. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  63. Old City of Berne
  64. Abbey of St Gall
  65. Lübeck
  66. Cuzco
  67. Machu Picchu
  68. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  69. Vatican City
  70. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  71. Cologne Cathedral
  72. Aachen Cathedral
  73. Iguazu National Park
  74. Statue of Liberty
  75. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  76. Chavin
  77. Huascaran National Park
  78. Pont du Gard
  79. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  80. Santiago de Compostela
  81. Iguacu
  82. Istanbul
  83. Evora
  84. Chan Chan
  85. Trier
  86. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  87. Stonehenge
  88. Gwynedd Castles
  89. Venice and its Lagoon
  90. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  91. Sian Ka'an
  92. Palenque
  93. Westminster
  94. City of Bath
  95. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  96. Chichen-Itza
  97. Tower of London
  98. Strasbourg
  99. Canterbury
  100. Lima
  101. Monastery of Alcobaça
  102. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  103. Poblet Monastery
  104. Santo Domingo
  105. Potsdam
  106. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  107. Quedlinburg
  108. Maulbronn Monastery
  109. San Gimignano
  110. Tiwanaku
  111. Sukhothai
  112. Ayutthaya
  113. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  114. Reims
  115. Prague
  116. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  117. Bamberg
  118. Bourges Cathedral
  119. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  120. Horyu-ji Area
  121. Angkor
  122. Ha Long Bay
  123. Hué
  124. Völklingen Ironworks
  125. Ancient Kyoto
  126. Roskilde Cathedral
  127. Kronborg Castle
  128. Jelling
  129. City of Luxembourg
  130. Nasca Lines
  131. Vicenza
  132. Siena
  133. Messel Pit
  134. Sintra
  135. Bauhaus Sites
  136. Crespi d'Adda
  137. Ferrara
  138. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  139. Haeinsa Temple
  140. Jongmyo Shrine
  141. Schokland
  142. Colonia del Sacramento
  143. Oporto
  144. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  145. Canal du Midi
  146. Independence Hall
  147. Luther Memorials
  148. Ravenna
  149. Uxmal
  150. Maritime Greenwich
  151. Verona
  152. Mont-Saint-Michel
  153. Las Medulas
  154. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  155. Chartres Cathedral
  156. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  157. Hwaseong Fortress
  158. Kinderdijk
  159. Botanical Garden, Padua
  160. Aquileia
  161. Modena
  162. Versailles
  163. Vézelay
  164. Classical Weimar
  165. Flemish Béguinages
  166. The Four Lifts
  167. Grand Place, Brussels
  168. Pyramids (Memphis)
  169. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  170. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  171. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  172. Ancient Thebes
  173. Ancient Nara
  174. Lyon
  175. Provins
  176. Tarraco
  177. Nubian Monuments
  178. Bellinzone
  179. Historic Cairo
  180. Campeche
  181. Wartburg Castle
  182. Beemster Polder
  183. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  184. Rome
  185. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  186. Saint-Emilion
  187. Belfries
  188. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  189. Reichenau
  190. Zollverein
  191. Gyeongju
  192. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  193. Roman Walls of Lugo
  194. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  195. Brugge
  1. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  2. Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac (T)
  3. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  4. Centre ancien de Sarlat (T)
  5. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  6. Hedeby and Danevirke, an archaeological border landscape (T)
  7. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  8. La Camargue (T)
  9. Lake Titicaca (T)
  10. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  11. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  12. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  13. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  14. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  15. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  16. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  17. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  18. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  19. Rade de Marseille (T)
  20. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  21. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  22. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  23. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  24. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  25. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  26. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  27. The Naumburg Cathedral and the landscape of the rivers Saale and Unstrut an important dominion in the High Middle Ages (T)
  28. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Danevirke and Hedeby (T)
  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Amritsar
  3. Bagan
  4. City of Herat
  5. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  6. Dzongs of Bhutan
  7. Ephesus
  8. Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol
  9. La Grotte ornée Chauvet - Pont d'Arc
  10. Minoan palaces of Crete
  11. Okavango Delta
  12. Pharaonic Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu
  13. Rainforests of Polynesia
  14. Silk Roads
  15. Sites Mégalithiques de Carnac
  16. Synagogue of Subotica
  17. The Archaeological Site of Göbeklitepe
  18. The Sacred Complex of Babylon
  19. Varanasi
  20. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period: Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe Kyau