1.         Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims (France) (C 601)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1991

Criteria  (i)(ii)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/601/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/601/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/601/

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.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1999

N/A

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

N/A

Decision Adopted: 23 BUR IV.B.58

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.