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The spirit of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure
The Abbey is part of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela World Heritage Situated in the midst of the dense Entre-Deux-Mers forest just southeast of Bordeaux, the remains of the Notre-Dame de La Sauve-Majeure beautifully captures the spirit of a place that was once an important stop...

New World Heritage Sites 2017

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) will take place from 2 to 12 July, this year in the city of Krakow in Poland. The table below lists 12 out of a total of 34 sites which will be examined by the...

What is World Heritage?

Acropolis of Athens - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen, Heredajo
“…cultural heritage must be considered and judged primarily within the cultural contexts to which it belongs” The world of cultural and natural heritage is diverse and fascinating, and for many of us, one of the main reasons we travel. To experience great art, architecture and natural beauty...

The splendour of Italy

Pompeii - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen, Heredajo
Header photo: Detail of mural in Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii The incredible richness and diversity of Italy's cultural and natural World Heritage is simply stunning. The list includes among others little know pre-historic dwellings in the Alps and the magnificent Dolomites in the north, Milan's art superstar;...

Three World Heritage Sites in Stockholm

The Swedish capital of Stockholm ranks among some of the most popular destinations for leisure and business travelers in Europe (2015). The city and its one million inhabitants are spread across 14 islands in the archipelago by the Lake Mälaren, just off the Baltic Sea...

Hospices de Beaune – a place of legend

Hospices de Beaune - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen
Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy, a wine-making region of universal renown, home to villages, major wine producers and brands such as Montrachet, Saint-Veran, Savigny, Santenay, Pommard and Puligny. The small town centre is cosy and laid-back with cobbled streets, historic building, charming squares, and as you...

Wine and minimalism in the heart of Bordeaux

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen
Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a walled urban vineyard estate surrounded by the city of Bordeaux Is it a prow of a ship, or perhaps a blade of a plough cutting through the same soil that nurtures the roots of its vines? The chillingly cool minimalism of...

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New World Heritage Sites 2017

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) will take place from 2 to 12 July, this year in the city of Krakow...
Pompeii - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen, Heredajo

The splendour of Italy