On 15 July 2005, Le Havre became part of the prestigious World Heritage Sites club. The city rebuilt by Auguste Perret is the first example of modern French architecture to join the List.
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In 2005, the Unesco Committee meeting in Durban (South Africa) chose seven natural sites and seventeen cultural realisations: Le Havre joined World Heritage the same year as Syracusa (Italy), the rock cut necropolis of Pantalica (Sicily), the masterpieces of Antonio Gaudi in Spain, the belfries of Belgium and France, and also the Historic City Centre of Cienfuegos (Cuba).
Celebrating World Heritage Status
From 2005 on, the inhabitants felt great pride about the Unesco listing of the reconstructed city built by Auguste Perret. At last, the outsider’s vision of the city was on par with its unique modernity.