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World heritage listing

  • Le 15/12/2023

It's a historic moment! 

On September 20, 2023, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed 139 French and Belgian First World War memorial sites as World Heritage Sites. 

In the Somme, there are now 11 listed sites, including the Australian National Memorial and the Villers-Bretonneux Commonwealth Cemetery, both in the town of Fouilloy and individually listed.

The Val de Somme now has two listed sites. This recognition highlights both our region as a land of history, and the work of those involved in remembrance tourism, who work daily to promote the destination as an organic testimony to our collective memory.


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