Centre des monuments nationaux

The Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN, English: National monuments centre) is a French government body (Établissement public à caractère administratif) which conserves, restores, and manages historic buildings and sites which are the property of the French state. It is run by the Ministry for Culture and Communication.

The CMN is responsible for the upkeep of around 85 monuments, ranging from the prehistoric megaliths at Carnac, medieval fortifications such as the towers at La Rochelle, and Renaissance châteaux such as Azay-le-Rideau, to Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. The CMN is also responsible for making these monuments accessible to the public, and promoting understanding of the heritage they represent through publishing books and guides, under the imprint Éditions du patrimoine. During 2008, the CNM sites had a total of nearly 8.5 million visitors.[1]

The CMN had an annual budget of 120 million for 2009, which was mainly derived from its own sales, as well as from donations and a subsidy from the Ministry of Culture and Communication. The organisation is based at the Hôtel de Sully in Paris.[1]

List of monuments

Monument name Type Location Department Region
Aigues-Mortes city wallsFortificationsAigues-MortesGardLanguedoc-Roussillon
Amiens Cathedral, towersCathedralAmiensSommePicardy
Château d'AngersChâteauAngersMaine-et-LoirePays de la Loire
Arc de TriompheTriumphal archParisParisÎle-de-France
Château d'AssierChâteauAssierLotMidi-Pyrénées
Château d'AulteribeChâteauSermentizonPuy-de-DômeAuvergne
Château d'Azay-le-RideauChâteauAzay-le-RideauIndre-et-LoireCentre-Val de Loire
BarnenezNeolithic cairnPlouezoc'hFinistèreBrittany
Beaulieu-en-Rouergue AbbeyMonasteryGinalsTarn-et-GaronneMidi-Pyrénées
Bec AbbeyMonasteryLe Bec HellouinEureUpper Normandy
Besançon Cathedral and astronomical clockCathedralBesançonDoubsFranche-Comté
Hôtel de Béthune-SullyHouseParisParisÎle-de-France
Château de BougesChâteauBouges-le-ChâteauIndreCentre-Val de Loire
Palais Jacques CoeurPalaceBourgesCherCentre-Val de Loire
Bourges Cathedral, tower and cryptCathedralBourgesCherCentre-Val de Loire
Brou MonasteryMonasteryBourg-en-BresseAinRhône-Alpes
Château de Bussy-RabutinChâteauBussy-le-GrandCôte-d'OrBurgundy
Château de CadillacChâteauCadillacGirondeAquitaine
Carcassonne, citadel and castleFortificationsCarcassonneAudeLanguedoc-Roussillon
Carnac stonesMegalithic siteCarnacMorbihanBrittany
Château de CarrougesChâteauCarrougesOrneLower Normandy
Château de Castelnau-BretenouxChâteauPrudhomatLotMidi-Pyrénées
Château de Champs-sur-MarneChâteauChamps-sur-MarneSeine-et-MarneÎle-de-France
Chapelle ExpiatoireChurchParisParisÎle-de-France
Château de Chareil-CintratChâteauChareil-CintratAllierAuvergne
Charroux AbbeyMonasteryCharrouxViennePoitou-Charentes
Chartres Cathedral, towers and treasure houseCathedralChartresEure-et-LoirCentre-Val de Loire
Château de ChâteaudunChâteauChâteaudunEure-et-LoirCentre-Val de Loire
Cluny AbbeyMonasteryClunySaône-et-LoireBurgundy
ConciergeriePalaceParisParisÎle-de-France
Château de CoucyChâteauCoucy-le-Château-AuffriqueAisnePicardy
Oppidum d'EnséruneGallo-Roman siteNissan-lez-EnseruneHéraultLanguedoc-Roussillon
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac
(various sites including caves at Font-de-Gaume and Teyjat)
Neolithic sitesLes Eyzies-de-Tayac-SireuilDordogneAquitaine
Château de VoltaireChâteauFerney-VoltaireAinRhône-Alpes
Fontevraud AbbeyMonasteryChinonMaine-et-LoirePays de la Loire
Château de Fougères-sur-BièvreChâteauFougères-sur-BièvreLoir-et-CherCentre-Val de Loire
Fréjus Cathedral, cloisterCathedralFréjusVarProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Maison de Georges ClemenceauHouseSaint-Vincent-sur-JardVendéePays de la Loire
GlanumRoman siteSaint-Rémy-de-ProvenceBouches-du-RhôneProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Château de GramontChâteauGramontTarn-et-GaronneMidi-Pyrénées
Château d'IfChâteauMarseilleBouches-du-RhôneProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Maison des JardiesHouseSèvresHauts-de-SeineÎle-de-France
Domaine national de JossignyChâteauJossignySeine-et-MarneÎle-de-France
Château de La Motte-TillyChâteauLa Motte-TillyAubeChampagne-Ardenne
Towers of La RochelleFortificationsLa RochelleCharente-MaritimePoitou-Charentes
Sauve-Majeure AbbeyMonasteryLa SauveGirondeAquitaine
Trophy of AugustusRoman siteLa TurbieAlpes-MaritimesProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Locmariaquer megalithsMegalithic siteLocmariaquerMorbihanBrittany
Château de MaisonsChâteauMaisons-LaffitteYvelinesÎle-de-France
Place forte de Mont-DauphinFortificationsMont-DauphinHautes-AlpesProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Mont-Saint-Michel AbbeyMonasteryMont Saint-MichelMancheLower Normandy
Château de MontalChâteauSaint-Jean-LespinasseLotMidi-Pyrénées
Montcaret VillaGallo-Roman siteMontcaretDordogneAquitaine
Montmajour AbbeyMonasteryArlesBouches-du-RhôneProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Montmaurin VillaGallo-Roman siteMontmaurinHaute-GaronneMidi-Pyrénées
Maison de George SandHouseNohant-VicIndreCentre-Val de Loire
Notre-Dame de Paris, towersCathedralParisParisÎle-de-France
Château d'OironChâteauOironDeux-SèvresPoitou-Charentes
Pair-non-Pair caveNeolithic sitePrignac-et-MarcampsGirondeAquitaine
Palais-RoyalPalaceParisParisÎle-de-France
PanthéonChurchParisParisÎle-de-France
Tour Pey-BerlandTowerBordeauxGirondeAquitaine
Château de PierrefondsChâteauPierrefondsOisePicardy
Musée des Plans-ReliefsMuseumParisParisÎle-de-France
Puy-en-Velay Cathedral, cloisterCathedralLe Puy-en-VelayHaute-LoireAuvergne
Château de PuyguilhemChâteauVillarsDordogneAquitaine
Château de RambouilletChâteauRambouilletYvelinesÎle-de-France
Queen's Dairy and Shell Cottage, Château de RambouilletOrnamental buildingsRambouilletYvelinesÎle-de-France
Palace of TauPalaceRheimsMarneChampagne-Ardenne
Reims Cathedral, towersCathedralRheimsMarneChampagne-Ardenne
Domaine national de Saint-CloudChâteau and parkSaint-CloudHauts-de-SeineÎle-de-France
Basilica of St DenisCathedralSaint-DenisSeine-Saint-DenisÎle-de-France
Sainte-ChapelleChurchParisParisÎle-de-France
Fort de SalsesFortificationsSalses-le-ChâteauPyrénées-OrientalesLanguedoc-Roussillon
SanxayGallo-Roman siteSanxayViennePoitou-Charentes
Saorge MonasteryMonasterySaorgeAlpes-MaritimesProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Château de TalcyChâteauTalcyLoir-et-CherCentre-Val de Loire
Thoronet AbbeyMonasteryDraguignanVarProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Tours Cathedral, Cloître de la PsaletteCathedralToursIndre-et-LoireCentre-Val de Loire
Maison d'Ernest RenanHouseTréguierCôtes-d'ArmorBrittany
Villa SavoyeHousePoissyYvelinesÎle-de-France
Château de Villeneuve-LembronChâteauSaint-Germain-LembronPuy-de-DômeAuvergne
Fort Saint-AndréFortificationsVilleneuve-lès-AvignonGardLanguedoc-Roussillon
Château de VincennesChâteauVincennesVal-de-MarneÎle-de-France
Column of the Grande ArméeMemorial columnWimillePas-de-CalaisNord-Pas-de-Calais
Vénus de QuinipilyStatueBaudMorbihanBrittany

References

  1. "About us - The Centre des monuments nationaux". Centre des monuments nationaux. Archived from the original on June 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
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