On 4 July 2015, UNESCO’s world heritage committee met in Bonn for its 39th session, and voted to include Champagne’s slopes, Houses and cellars in its list of World Heritage sites.
The exceptional universal value of this asset was thus confirmed after eight years of work to prepare the submission. Champagne is a world asset, like the Climats of Burgundy that were listed on the same day.
Eight years of work and campaigning making for a worthy application have now been rewarded by UNESCO World Heritage status, with the official announcement being made in July in Bonn. A look back at a ’unique’ adventure!