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Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims

France
Factors affecting the property in 1999*
  • Housing
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Housing
  • Management systems/ management plan
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1999
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1999

Summary of previous deliberations: The Committee at its twenty-second session noted information provided by ICOMOS and the French Delegate with regard to the proposed construction of a media library (mediateque) in the vicinity of the cathedral of Reims. As to the invitation of the French authorities for ICOMOS to participate in the commission that will study the preservation and planing of the ‘Parvis’ of the cathedral, the Committee encouraged both parties to continue the dialogue on the planning for the surroundings of the cathedral and to keep the Committee informed on the progress made in this respect.

New information: By letter dated 7 May 1999, the Permanent Delegation of France informed that agreement has been reached to establish a precisely defined protection zone around the Cathedral (Zone de protection du patrimoine architectural, urbain et paysager ZPPAUP), the exact limits of which remained to be defined. At the same time, a project for the surroundings of the Cathedral (le Parvis) will be subject of a competition. The ICOMOS designated expert will be invited to participate in this process.

Action Required
The Bureau takes note of the information provided by the French authorities and requests them to keep the Committee informed on further developments regarding the protection and planning for the surroundings of the Cathedral.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1999
23 BUR IV.B.58
Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims (France)

The Bureau took note of the information provided by the French authorities that agreement had been reached to establish a precisely defined protection zone around the Cathedral (Zone de protection du patrimoine architectural, urbain et paysager ZPPAUP), the exact limits of which remained to be defined, and that a project for the surroundings of the Cathedral (le Parvis) will be the subject of a competition. The ICOMOS-designated expert will be involved in this process. The Bureau requested the French authorities to keep the Committee informed on further developments regarding the protection and planning for the surroundings of the Cathedral.

Report year: 1999
France
Date of Inscription: 1991
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(ii)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 23COM (1999)
Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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