Bauhütten: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The craft techniques and customary practices of cathedral workshops, or Bauhütten, in Europe, know-how, transmission, development of knowledge and innovation. “Bauhütten” are workshop organizations created during the Middle Ages on the spot, on construction sites of cathedrals. Since the art of building became more and more complex, and its decorations turned towards a more elaborate […]

Perfume in Pays de Grasse: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The skills related to perfume in Pays de Grasse: the cultivation of perfume plants, the knowledge and processing of natural raw materials, and the art of perfume composition Located between the Mediterranean sea and the Alps, the Pays de Grasse (“Grasse Country”) is the place of culture and use of perfume plants like no other. […]


Alpinism: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Alpinism Alpinism is a traditional practice characterized by a shared culture. An art made up of knowledge and values. But also of skills. Such as the mastery of climbing techniques or the use of specific equipment. It necessarily requires the acquisition of diversified knowledge on the place where it is exercised. On changing climatic conditions […]

Limousin Ostensions

Limousin Ostensions: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Limousin septennial ostensions The Limousin septennial ostensions are a series of public showings of local saints relic. Based on a legend from many centuries ago. In 994, in the Aquitaine region (in which the Limousin district is located), the “ardent sickness” was raging. And killing hundreds of people from terrible symptoms. Such as hallucinations, spasms, […]

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The Mediterranean diet The Mediterranean diet is a nutritional model. Inspired by the traditional eating styles of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Scientists from all over the world have begun studying it since the 1950s. And still today it remains among the diets that, associated with correct lifestyles, have a positive influence on our […]

Fest Noz

Fest Noz: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Fest Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of Brittany « Fest Noz » is a tradition specific to Brittany, a French territory in the West of the country. It all started centuries ago, when in the traditional rural society, people would gather at night after different communal events. Like harvests, weddings, or […]


Falconry: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Falconry, a living human heritage Born as a method of obtaining food, the practice of falconry has evolved over time, expressing links with the preservation of nature, cultural heritage and the contact among communities. Following their own traditions and ethical principles, falconers train and feed birds of prey by developing a strong bond with them. […]

Martinique yole

The Martinique yole: Good Safeguarding Practice by UNESCO

The Martinique yole The round “yole”, used exclusively on the Martinique Island, a French overseas territory, is a specific boat made of massive wood. Mostly present in cities of the Atlantic Coast, the yole is a light and quick vessel with one or two sails. Sailors who ride them need to be flexible, strong and […]