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Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

Factors affecting the property in 1991*
  • Erosion and siltation/ deposition
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Siltation of the Bay
  • Redefinition of the limit of the site
  • Construction project of pig farms
  • Large-scale amusement park projects
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1991
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1991**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1991
[Information presented orally by the Secretariat]
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1991
15 BUR VI.40
Mont Saint Michel and its Bay (France)

The Secretariat had indicated that it had received, and passed on to the French authorities, another letter from a French association for the protection of the environment drawing attention to potential dangers to this site arising from two projects: the construction of an industrial pig farm and the opening of a leisure park. In reply, the French observer assured the Bureau that neither of these two projects had been authorized, and that the extension and protection of the Mont Saint Michel site was under way at the national level. The Bureau took note of these assurances with satisfaction.

Report year: 1991
Date of Inscription: 1979
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iii)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 15COM (1991)

* : 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.