Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France)
Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) is part of the Tentative list of France in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Les Alpes de la Méditerranée are a region south of the Alpine chain that was formed 30 million years ago by a special tectonic phenomenon. The Mediterranean Alps represent an example of an active mountain range, still under construction, that was transversely ruptured by the opening of an ocean basin (the western Mediterranean). This process resulted in a unique topography and an altitude difference of almost 6000 metres from the peaks of the Argentera-Mercantour at 3300 metres to the sea ground at -2500 metres, with no coastal plain or continental shelf. This example contributes to the understanding of global tectonics and Earth history. The property includes both terrestrial locations and a maritime area in France, Italy and Monaco.
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2019 Requested by State Party to not be examined
Includes former TWHS Espace transfrontalier Marittime-Mercantour (Les Alpes de la Mer) (2013)
2017 Added to Tentative List
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