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The parish enclosures of Finistère candidates for UNESCO World Heritage – The parish enclosures candidates for UNESCO World Heritage

They are architectural jewels typical of the Breton religious landscape: the parish enclosures of Finistère are officially candidates for UNESCO World Heritage. An application submitted by the Department of Finistère.

These jewels of Breton heritage, of which there is no equivalent anywhere, bring together in an enclosed space at least five elements, including the church, the large porch, the ossuary, the Calvary and the triumphal door, but sometimes also a reliquary chapel, a cemetery or a fountain. They are mainly found in Lower Brittany, mainly in North Finistère. 24 remarkable parish enclosures and six monumental Calvaries have been selected to be included in the application file for Unesco carried by Finistère.

“Heritage gems”

“They are one of the jewels of the heritage of Brittany and, more particularly, of Finistère. Jewels that deserve, I am sure, to be considered by the international community as part of the cultural heritage of all of humanity,” explains Jean-Jacques Aillagon. The former Minister of Culture, today elected in Plougasnou (29) and who had Nice listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, will carry this candidacy.

The UNESCO World Heritage today consists of 1,154 cultural and natural properties in the world.

In 2021, France has 49 World Heritage properties. In Brittany, only the Tour Vauban de Camaret as part of the fortifications of Vauban and part of the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The megaliths of Carnac began the process of being included there eight years ago.

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