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Committee Decisions

CONF 203 VIII.C.1

Inscription: The Historic Centre of Avignon (France)

The Historic Centre of Avignon

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France

C(i) (ii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the site under criteria (i), (ii) and (iv), considering that this monumental ensemble in the historic centre of Avignon is an outstanding example of late medieval ecclesiastical, administrative and military architecture, which played a significant role in the development and diffusion of a characteristic form of culture over a wide area of Europe, at a time of critical importance for the development of lasting relationships between the Papacy and the civil powers.

It also decided to inscribe the site under the name "Historic Centre of Avignon".

The Delegate of the Holy See congratulated the Government of France for the inscription of this site on the World Heritage List.