Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France

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Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationFrance
Includes71 structures (churches, abbeys, etc) and 7 stretches of road
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv), (vi)
Reference868
Inscription1998 (22nd Session)
Area97.21 ha (240.2 acres)
Coordinates45°11′2.6″N 0°43′22.6″W / 45.184056°N 0.722944°W / 45.184056; -0.722944Coordinates: 45°11′2.6″N 0°43′22.6″W / 45.184056°N 0.722944°W / 45.184056; -0.722944
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France is located in Earth
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
Location of Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France in Earth

UNESCO designated the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France as a World Heritage Site in December 1998. The routes pass through the following regions of France: Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.[1] UNESCO cites the routes' role in "religious and cultural exchange", the development of "specialized edifices" along the routes, and their "exceptional witness to the power and influence of Christian faith among people of all classes and countries in Europe during the Middle Ages".[1]

UNESCO designated 71 structures along the routes and seven stretches of the Chemin du Puy. The structures are largely monuments, churches, or hospitals that provided services to pilgrims headed to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Some are places of pilgrimage in their own right. Other structures include a tower, a bridge, and a city gate.[2]

Structures[edit]

The sites included in the UNESCO designation are largely monuments, churches, or hospitals that provided services to pilgrims headed to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Some are places of pilgrimage in their own right. Other structures include a tower, bridges, a city gate, and a prehistoric stone construction.[2]

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes[edit]

  1. Clermont-Ferrand: church Notre-Dame du Port
  2. Le Puy-en-Velay: cathedral
  3. Le Puy-en-Velay: Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté[edit]

  1. La Charité-sur-Loire: church Sainte-Croix-Notre-Dame
  2. Asquins: church Saint-Jacques d'Asquins
  3. Vézelay: former abbatial church Sainte-Madeleine

Centre-Val de Loire[edit]

  1. Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre: collegial church Saint-Étienne (formerly collegial church Saint-Jacques) – Centre-Val de Loire
  2. Bourges: cathedral Saint-Étienne – Centre

Grand Est[edit]

  1. L'Épine: Basilica Notre-Dame de l'Épine
  2. Châlons-en-Champagne: church Notre-Dame-en-Vaux

Hauts-de-France[edit]

  1. Amiens: cathedral Notre-Dame
  2. Compiègne: parochial church Saint-Jacques
  3. Douai: Église Saint-Jacques de Douai
  4. Folleville: parochial church Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Île-de-France[edit]

  1. Paris: Saint-Jacques TowerÎle-de-France

Normandy[edit]

  1. Mont Saint-MichelLower Normandy

Nouvelle-Aquitaine[edit]

  1. Périgueux: cathedral Saint-Front
  2. Saint-Avit-Sénieur: church
  3. Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: former abbaye
  4. Bazas: former cathedral
  5. Bordeaux: basilica of St. Severinus
  6. Bordeaux: basilica of St. Michael
  7. Bordeaux: cathedral of St. Andrew
  8. La Sauve: abbey de La Sauve-Majeure
  9. La Sauve-Majeure: church Saint-Pierre
  10. Soulac-sur-Mer: church Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres
  11. Aire-sur-l'Adour: church Sainte-Quitterie
  12. Mimizan: bell tower
  13. Sorde-l'Abbaye: abbey Saint-Jean
  14. Saint-Sever: abbey
  15. Agen: cathedral Saint Caprais
  16. Bayonne: cathedral Sainte-Marie
  17. L'Hôpital-Saint-Blaise: church
  18. Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: gate Saint Jacques
  19. Oloron-Sainte-Marie: church Sainte Marie
  20. Saintes: church Sainte-Eutrope
  21. Saint-Jean-d'Angély: royal abbey Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  22. Melle: church Saint-Hilaire
  23. Aulnay: church Saint-Pierre
  24. Poitiers: church Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand
  25. Pons: former hospital des Pèlerins
  26. Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat: church Saint-Léonard

Occitanie[edit]

  1. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert: former abbey de Gellone
  2. Aniane/Saint-Jean-de-Fos: Pont du Diable
  3. Saint-Gilles-du-Gard: former abbatial church
  4. Audressein: church of Tramesaygues
  5. Saint-Lizier: former cathedral and cloister, cathedral Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède, episcopal palace, rempart
  6. Conques: Abbey Church of Saint Foy
  7. Conques: bridge over the Dourdou
  8. Espalion: Pont-Vieux
  9. Estaing: bridge over the Lot
  10. Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac: bridge called "des pèlerins " over the Boralde
  11. Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges: former cathedral Notre-Dame
  12. Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges: paleo-Christian basilica, chapel Saint-Julien
  13. Toulouse: basilica Saint-Sernin
  14. Toulouse: Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques
  15. Valcabrère: church Saint-Just
  16. Auch: cathedral Sainte-Marie
  17. Beaumont-sur-l'Osse and Larressingle: Pont d'Artigue or of Lartigue
  18. La Romieu: collegial church Saint-Pierre
  19. Cahors: cathedral Saint-Étienne
  20. Cahors: Valentré Bridge
  21. Gréalou: dolmen of Pech-Laglaire
  22. Figeac: hospital Saint-Jacques
  23. Rocamadour: church Saint-Sauveur and crypt Saint-Amadour
  24. Aragnouet: hospice of the Plan and chapel Notre-Dame- de-l'Assomption, aka. chapelle des Templiers
  25. Gavarnie: parochial church
  26. Jézeau: church Saint-Laurent
  27. Ourdis-Cotdoussan: church of Cotdussan
  28. Rabastens: church Notre-Dame-du-Bourg
  29. Moissac: abbey-church Saint-Pierre and cloister

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur[edit]

  1. Arles: Église Saint-Honorat

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France". UNESCO. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France (maps)". UNESCO. Retrieved 15 August 2015.

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