Admire the unique UNESCO world heritage sites
in the vicinity
UNESCO world heritage sites in the vicinity of Dormio Resort Berck-sur-Mer
- The Fortifications of Vauban
- Amiens Cathedral
- The belfry of Boulogne-sur-Mer
Dormio Resort Berck-sur-Mer is situated in a beautiful area on the French Opal Coast. It is the perfect destination for lots of fun at the beach and long dune walks. Close to our resort, you will also find unique buildings included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites: Amiens Cathedral, the Fortifications of Vauban and the belfry of Boulogne-sur-Mer. Find out more about these beautiful buildings below!
Explore the Fortifications of Vauban
The Fortifications of Vauban consist of 12 different fortified buildings along the western, northern and eastern borders of France. They include citadels, city walls and watchtowers. These old fortifications represent the most beautiful buildings of Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban and are considered the best of typical western military architecture. Vauban was a military engineer of King Louis XIV. The fortifications played an important part in strengthening Europe and other continents until the middle of the 19th century. A unique UNESCO world heritage site with an extraordinary historical background!
Admire Amiens Cathedral
The impressive Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady in Amiens is 145 metres high and 70 metres wide. This is one of the largest Gothic churches of the 13th century and a beautiful UNESCO world heritage site. What makes this remarkable cathedral unique is the coherence of its design, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation, the large, covered galleries and the magnificent high windows. There are two bronze graves inside the cathedral, one of which is Edward de Foutilloy’s grave. He was the bishop who started the reconstruction of this beautiful cathedral in 1220.
Visit the historic belfry of Boulogne-sur-Mer
The belfry of Boulogne-sur-Mer is one of the oldest historic buildings in this port. This beautiful UNESCO world heritage site is 37 metres high and has been keeping watch over the city since the 12th century. The historic building used to be a keep that belonged to the castle, and in the Middle Ages prisoners were locked up here. Today, the belfry symbolises urban freedom, and together with the city hall, which was added in the 18th century, it forms a unique building in Boulogne-sur-Mer. So it's well worth a visit during your stay at Dormio Resort Berck-sur-Mer!
About UNESCO world heritage sites
The UNESCO list of world heritage sites consists of special cultural and natural heritage sites, or a combination of the two. The UNESCO World Heritage Convention was introduced in 1972 and protects the heritage sites for future generations. The heritage sites also get a greater significance and receive a special status. There is a good reason why the heritage sites are included in the UNESCO convention, and they are definitely worth a visit!