Port in France
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
The UNESCO area
|Criteria||Cultural: ii, iv|
|Inscription||2007 (31st session)|
|Buffer zone||3,725 ha|
Originally Port de la Lune (Port of the Moon) is the name given to the harbour of Bordeaux since the Middle Ages, because of the shape of the river crossing the city. On the blazon of Bordeaux, a crescent represents it. So does the current logotype of the municipality, that comes from the Small Coat of Arms with three interlaced crescents.
The appellation "Bordeaux, Port de la Lune" also designates, since 2007, the 1,800 ha of the city of Bordeaux listed as UNESCO World Heritage, due to the "exceptional urban and architectural unity and coherence". This "outstanding example of innovative classical and neoclassical trends" is the world-largest urban area inscribed at UNESCO (40% of the city surface).
- Chantal CALLAIS. Bordeaux, a history of architecture. Editions La Geste. 2019.
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