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World Heritage Sites Mont Blanc to become candidate for famed UNESCO list

Swiss, French and Italian officials have signed a joint declaration of intention to launch Mont Blanc's candidacy for a Unesco World Heritage Site.

UNESCO properties  Switzerland celebrates its heritage sites

Switzerland is home to 12 of the world’s 1,052 UNESCO world heritage sites, and a special weekend of events hopes to bring people in to explore.

International obligations Swiss put UNESCO committee bid on ice

Switzerland has withdrawn from a campaign to join the executive committee of UNESCO, the Paris-based United Nations Education, Scientific and ...

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Heritage sites in Switzerland

World's wonders Swiss commit to boosting UNESCO heritage sites

Despite being home to 11 World Heritage sites, the Swiss don’t grasp the full extent of this cultural richness and the special conservation ...

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UNESCO history

UNESCO world heritage – a success story

What do the Great Wall of China, the Inca site Machu Picchu and the Victoria Falls have in common with the Rhaetian Railway and the St Gallen ...

Hidden heritage hopes for visibility

The Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall of China may be spectacular, but the hidden sites of prehistoric villages are just as much a part of the ...

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Sites for sore eyes

Quality and quantity: Switzerland's Unesco world heritage sites. Unesco, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, ...

Le Corbusier

The architect Le Corbusier - real name Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris - was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1887, exactly 125years ago. He settled ...