Argo Profile

We had always liked travelling, thought we really started collecting WHS in 2006. Then came the children, making the collection more challenging, as our goal is to visit these sites together as a family. Fortunately, living in Europe gives many opportunities of reasonable trips with two young children: we try to cover Europe in the most complete way, leaving long haul trips for later.

We are French; we were living in Paris and recently moved to London.

Our alias “Argo” relates to the name of the mythological ship which was used by Jason and companions for their trips, including the famous Golden Fleece quest – thus a good name for our own quest of WHS!

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Creswell Crags (T)

Argo France - 15-Apr-19

Creswell Crags (T)

Creswell Crags is a small gorge in England Midlands, with several caves on both North and South edges. Bottom of the gorge was turned into a boating lake by the Lord landowner some hundred years ago. Several artefacts from different prehistoric periods were found into the caves, including rhinos and hippos bones, but also, and most interestingly, evidences of human art : 25 rock art figures and few engraved bones, from last Ice Age (approximately 10 000 years ago). This is the only (so far) known rock art in the British Isles, and it was discovered as recently as 2003, when British scientists launched a countrywide search to identify some.

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Flow Country (T)

Argo France - 11-Mar-19

Flow Country (T)

Flow country is the name given to a large area of bog in the very northern part of mainland Scotland. We visited that region during our “tour of Scotland” in summer 2015. We drove to Forsinard, where a small visitors center is housed in the train station, surrounded by few houses. I understood that the train line and station were still in operation at that time (unexpected for such a tiny and remote village), so this could be a travel alternative to car for those willing to visit that place.

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Mousa, Old Scatness and Jarlshof: the Zenith of Iron Age Shetland (T)

Argo France - 15-Dec-18

Mousa, Old Scatness and Jarlshof: the Zenith of Iron Age Shetland (T)

Three different sites make this TWHS. Two are easily accessible, south of Shetland Mainland along the main road to Sumburgh lighthouse, and under one-hour drive from Lerwick, the “capital” of Shetland.

Jarlshof is the easiest site to visit; you will [...]

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Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument (T)

Argo France - 28-Aug-18

Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument (T)

Several areas with “standing stones” (Pobiti Kamani in Bulgarian) can be found immediately West of Varna city. The main area of interest is easily accessible by car and can be visited (at least there is a car park and a ticket office). It can be reached via the national road or via the highway (there is an exit from the highway in the immediate area of the site). Coming from Varna, the national road goes through the area of interest, so you cannot miss it. Car park is immediately after, on the left side of the road (beware, when we visited it August 2018, entrance of the car park was not signed).

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The late ancient tomb of Silistra (T)

Argo France - 27-Aug-18

The late ancient tomb of Silistra (T)

The late roman tomb is Silistra is a small, almost forgotten place (there are few visitors in Silistra, which is, first of all, a border town with Romania), but it is a real gem. Visits are only with a guide and have to be arranged some days before the planned date with the Archeological museum of the city. Visits are limited to preserve the paintings inside the tomb, but my feeling is that there are not so many visitors anyway.

On a Monday morning in August 2018 we picked up our guide in front of the door of the museum (closed on Mondays) and drove together to the Roman tomb. A recent building protects the tomb, so you need the key (and therefore the guide!) to get inside. The tomb is a one room construction, laying in the basement of the modern building, but big enough so one can stand inside. Internal walls of the tomb are fully covered with paintings. I was astonished to see how bright the colours still look like: red, green, blue… In front of the door are represented a man and his wife (probably the ones the tomb was intended for), and on the side walls, servants are shown bringing them clothes, belt, mirror, etc. The ceiling is covered with small drawings such as birds, animals, flowers

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Recently Visited WHS

Update 14.07.19
Rating Stats
Aleppo 5
Petra 5
Pompei 5
Rome 5
Siena 5
Acropolis 4.5
Cracow 4.5
Cuzco 4.5
Dubrovnik 4.5
Florence 4.5
Palenque 4.5
Prague 4.5
Toledo 4.5
Assisi 4
Bosra 4
Brugge 4
Masada 4
Naples 4
Potosi 4
Split 4
Arles 3.5
Avila 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Bryggen 3.5
Budapest 3.5
Caceres 3.5
Cuenca 3.5
Evora 3.5
Garajonay 3.5
Kotor 3.5
Liverpool 3.5
Matera 3.5
Mostar 3.5
Mystras 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Paphos 3.5
Reims 3.5
Segovia 3.5
Sintra 3.5
Tiwanaku 3.5
Uluru 3.5
Verona 3.5
Vienna 3.5
Vézelay 3.5
Belem 3
Corvey 3
Lyon 3
Modena 3
Orange 3
Pienza 3
Puebla 3
Riga 3
Sucre 3
Telc 3
Trebic 3
Trier 3
Visby 3
Warsaw 3
Zamosc 3
Albi 2.5
Aquileia 2.5
Epidaurus 2.5
Ivrea 2.5
Jelling 2.5
Kernavë 2.5
Morelia 2.5
Nessebar 2.5
Potsdam 2.5
Provins 2.5
Reichenau 2.5
Røros 2.5
Trogir 2.5
Vilnius 2.5
Genoa 2
Graz 2
Lima 2
Nancy 2
Torun 2
Urbino 2
Aranjuez 1.5
Hollókö 1.5
Old Rauma 1.5
Tequila 1.5
Battir 1
Schokland 0.5
  1. Agioi Varnavas and Ilarion at Peristerona (Five-domed churches) (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Ancienne chocolaterie Menier à Noisiel (T)
  4. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  5. Apamee (Afamia) (T)
  6. Archaeological site of Ancient Messene (T)
  7. Arsenal de Rochefort et fortifications de l'estuaire de la Charente (T)
  8. Baptism Site “Eshria’a” (Al-Maghtas) (T)
  9. Bet She'an (T)
  10. Bishop's Basilica and Late-Antique Mosaics of Philippopolis, Roman Province of Thrace (T)
  11. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  12. Bradyseism in the Flegrea Area (T)
  13. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  14. Bulwarked Fortifications of the "Raia" (Border) (T)
  15. Bulwarked Frontier Fortifications (T)
  16. Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works (T)
  17. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  18. Cattolica Monastery in Stilo and Basilian-Byzantine complexes (T)
  19. Central Park (T)
  20. Centre ancien de Sarlat (T)
  21. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  22. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  23. Chatham Dockyard and its Defences (T)
  24. Chott El Jerid (T)
  25. Church of Panagia Aggeloktisti (T)
  26. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  27. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  28. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  29. Creswell Crags (T)
  30. Degania & Nahalal (T)
  31. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  32. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  33. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  34. Ebla (Tell Mardikh) (T)
  35. Ellis Island (T)
  36. Ensemble de grottes à concrétions du Sud de la France (T)
  37. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  38. Flow Country (T)
  39. Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria (T)
  40. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  41. Great City of Chicomostoc-La Quemada (T)
  42. Great Spas of Europe (Austria) (T)
  43. Great Spas of Europe (France) (T)
  44. Great Spas of Europe (UK) (T)
  45. Hala Sultan Tekke and the Larnaka Salt Lake Complex (T)
  46. Hall in Tyrol - The Mint (T)
  47. Hangar Y (T)
  48. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  49. Île de Djerba (T)
  50. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  51. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  52. Klirou Bridge (T)
  53. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  54. La Camargue (T)
  55. La Moneda Palace (T)
  56. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  57. Lake Titicaca (T)
  58. Late Medieval Bastioned Fortifications in Greece (T)
  59. Le massif forestier de Fontainebleau (T)
  60. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  61. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  62. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  63. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  64. Les villes bastionnées des Pays-Bas du nord-ouest de l'Europe (T)
  65. Loarre Castle (T)
  66. Maaloula (T)
  67. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  68. Marais salants de Guérande (T)
  69. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  70. Mesta Livestock trails (T)
  71. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  72. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  73. Mount Vernon (T)
  74. Mousa, Old Scatness and Jarlshof: the Zenith of Iron Age Shetland (T)
  75. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  76. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  77. Noréas de Hama (T)
  78. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  79. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  80. Orvieto (T)
  81. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  82. Paimio Hospital (formerly Paimio Sanatorium) (T)
  83. Parco Nazionale della Sila - Sila, gran bosco d'Italia (T)
  84. Phare de Cordouan (T)
  85. Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéen (T)
  86. Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument (T)
  87. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  88. QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (T)
  89. Rade de Marseille (T)
  90. Roman Ways. Itineraries of the Roman Empire (T)
  91. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  92. Rostov Kremlin (T)
  93. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  94. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  95. Sajama National Park (T)
  96. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  97. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  98. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  99. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  100. Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan (T)
  101. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  102. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  103. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  104. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  105. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  106. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  107. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  108. Sultan Bayezid II Complex: A Center of Medical Treatment (T)
  109. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  110. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  111. The ancient town of Nicopolis ad Istrum (T)
  112. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  113. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  114. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  115. The late ancient tomb of Silistra (T)
  116. The Lofoten islands (T)
  117. The Murge of Altamura (T)
  118. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  119. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  120. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  121. The Rise of Systematic Biology (T)
  122. The Roussensky Lom National Park (T)
  123. The royal necropolis of the Thracian city of Seuthopolis – a serial site, extension of the Kazanlak Thracian tomb (T)
  124. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  125. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  126. The Transhumance: The Royal Shepherd's Track (T)
  127. The Twin Monastery of Wearmouth Jarrow (T)
  128. Thracian Tomb with Wall Paintings beside Alexandrovo village (T)
  129. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  130. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  131. Two neolithic dwellings with their interior and household furnishings and utensils completely preserved. (T)
  132. Vatnajökull National Park (T)
  133. Via Appia "Regina Viarum" (T)
  134. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  135. Viking Age Ring Fortresses (T)
  136. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  137. Western Stone Forts (T)
  138. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)