Published on Sunday 01 January 2017

Cluny and Cluniac sites prepare for UNESCO recognition !

The European Federation of Cluniac Sites is working towards UNESCO World Heritage status for the Abbey of Cluny and Cluniac sites.

This international recognition will promote and protect the Abbey of Cluny and the historically significant European sites associated with it.

Since 2005, the network of Cluniac sites has been designated a Cultural Route by the Council of Europe.

UNESCO World Heritage Designation

1052 cultural and natural heritage sites are currently designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

They are all of exceptional cultural or natural significance.

What are the the benefits of designation ?

Designation helps in promoting sites, ensures their preservation and raises their international profile.