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Author tsunami
#91 | Posted: 21 Jul 2020 07:02 | Edited by: tsunami 
I forgot about the village of Sainte-Enimie within the Causses and Cévennes WHS. This village is another on the list of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.

I was planning to go back to France this summer, including a visit to this village, to finish off the country but abandoned the plan because I don't feel like travelling in places where infection is more widely spread than where I spent the last 4 months. But this will eliminate most places on the Earth, so it's perhaps time to change my thinking.

Author elsslots
#92 | Posted: 17 Sep 2020 12:15

"French Polynesia has tabled its revised bid to make the Marquesas Islands a UNESCO World Heritage list. Its culture minister Heremoana Maamaatuaiahutapu and the head of the archipelago's mayors, Benoit Kautau, made their presentation in Paris to 30 French specialists."

Author pikkle
#93 | Posted: 18 Sep 2020 21:17 

I am a fellow Les Plus Beaux Villages enthusiast! (and i Borghi piu belli!)

I can think of a few that have Chemins listings! Saint Lizier, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, Estaing, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges - there may be others I'm missing. I didn't think of any Causses & Cevennes crossovers, aside from Saint-Enimie, but there may be some!

Author winterkjm
#94 | Posted: 3 Oct 2020 14:25 

Author winterkjm
#95 | Posted: 28 Jan 2021 18:29 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Upcoming nominations 2023 - 2025?

City of Carcassonne and its Sentinel Mountain Castles [Extension] (70% approval by users)

Megalithic Sites of Carnac (100% approval by users)

The Marquesas Islands (N/A data from users)

Potentially taking precedence over:
- Nîmes, Antiquity in the Present (53%)
- The Mediterranean Alps (60%)
- The Landing Beaches, Normandy, 1944 (35%)

Author Astraftis
#96 | Posted: 3 Nov 2021 20:04 | Edited by: Astraftis 
OK, so I finally got the flights for my "December vacations", and, despite the initial plans, it will be Toulouse/Tolosa!!!

I was putting together the pieces of this region, let's call it the Pyrenean Occitania (mostly, but not only,historical Languedoc, if I am not mistaken), and there's a lot of interesting points even besides the omnipresent French camino of Compostela. My head is already buzzing with ideas! I'd like to ask the community about some specific points:

- how much needed is the car to visit places beyond Toulouse and Carcassonne, like the Vauban fortifications or the castle of Foix? The former look a little remote on the map.
- and thinking about driving, my only concern for this season (first week of December) are the possible condition of the roads in the Pyrenean region, i.e. snow or frost in addition to possible winding roads. Does someone know? I have experience of small hill and mountain roads, but mostly in the good season. And how accessible will sites like the extended Carcassonne castles or the caves be?
- speaking of "mysterious" TWHS, the rivage méditerranéen des Pyrénées is really undescript (probably likely to retire?). Apart it being in a quite eccentric position with respect to the rest of the attractions, does someone have experience of it, and how?
- and finally, do we know something about the primeval forest of Massane, south of Perpignan? At a first glance of the official site, I haven't found anything specific about visits... probably there's not really anything specific to say about it? But I fear it's not really the right season.

In total I will have full six days, so I think I can craft an extensive plan even if days will be short, but I enjoy kind of a slow pace, and I might like to stop for some nights in smaller places like Albi or villages at the feet of the Pyrenees... do someone has some sugegstions? One place I absolutely want to include due to personal (video-game-induced) fascination is Rennes-le-Château.

By the way, the plus beaux villages de France were cited in previous posts. but I have not found a connection... might it be worth it? :-D

Author jonathanfr
#97 | Posted: 3 Nov 2021 22:29 
Montségur and Peyrepertuse are the best citadels but I can't help you with the weather, I'm not from this region.
I advise against Massane in December...

The travel time by car is not too long but remember to check the closing times, earlier at this time of year.

You can visit Cordes-sur-Ciel or Collioure for exemple, or visit the fortress of Salses.
Other interesting places: Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt, Abbaye Sainte-Marie d'Arles-sur-Tech and its mysterious tomb.

You can also make a stop in Llivia, a Spanish enclave in French territory, with its historic pharmacy.

Don't forget to eat a cassoulet if you stay at Carcassonne or Castelnaudary! :)

Author Jurre
#98 | Posted: 11 May 2022 18:42 | Edited by: Jurre 
Upcoming nominations 2023 - 2025?

City of Carcassonne and its Sentinel Mountain Castles [Extension] (70% approval by users)

It's definitely in the pipeline for one of the next years, it seems:

Classement Unesco du château de Montségur : la dernière ligne droite se profile

Author Jurre
#99 | Posted: 12 May 2022 02:28 
A Unesco delegation has visited Martinique to evaluate the 2022 nomination of Mount Pelée and the pitons:

Les ambassadeurs de l'UNESCO sur le terrain

Author jeanbon
#100 | Posted: 12 May 2022 18:42 

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