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Decision 44 COM 8B.38
Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera (France)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Documents WHC/21/44.COM/8B and WHC/21/44.COM/INF.8B1,
  2. Inscribes Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera, France, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (ii);
  3. Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value:

    [Text available in French only]

  4. Requests the State Party to revise the boundaries of the property to reflect the historical timeframe between 1760 and the 1930s, and the mapping of the key attributes that significantly express the interchange of influences, mainly in relation to developments in architecture;
  5. Recommends that the State Party give consideration to the following:
    1. Completing the ongoing inventory of built heritage, which will serve as a solid basis for conservation and management purposes,
    2. Documenting the interiors of the buildings and put measures in place for their protection, particularly in relation to adaptations to accommodate modern living and hospitality standards,
    3. Reinforcing monitoring indicators for slow changes to the attributes which can have negative cumulative effects over the long-term,
    4. Ensuring that mechanisms are in place to facilitate coordination between multiple actors with responsibilities for the management of the property, its buffer zone and the wider setting,
    5. Carrying out a mid-term review of the management plan and evaluating its adequateness to effectively guide the protection and management of the property and its buffer zone;
  6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2021, a revised map indicating the boundaries of the property and the document officially granting the required national-level protection, “Site Patrimonial Remarquable”;
  7. Finally requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2022, a report on the implementation of the above-mentioned recommendations for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 46th session.
Decision Code
44 COM 8B.38
Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties 1
Decisions adopted at the 44th extended session of the World Heritage Committee
Context of Decision