Decision : CONF 208 VIII.C
Inscription: The Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne (France)

The Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne




The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv), considering that the historic town of Carcassonne is an excellent example of a medieval fortified town whose massive defences were constructed on walls dating from Late Antiquity. It is of exceptional importance by virtue of the restoration work carried out in the second half of the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc, which had a profound influence on subsequent developments in conservation principles and practice.


Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: France
Year: 1997
Decision Code: CONF 208 VIII.C