List of historic monuments of 1840

In 1840, the French Commission for Historical Monuments (Commission des monuments historiques) published its first list designating French historic monuments, containing 934 entries.[1] The list focused primarily on those requiring conservation works, and consisted mostly of public monuments belonging to the state, a commune, or département. Monuments were nominated by the prefects of the departments.[2]


  1. Choay, Françoise (1992), L'Allégorie du patrimoine, La Couleur des idées, Paris: Seuil, p. 109, ISBN 2-02-014392-5, ISBN 2-02-030023-0
  2. Liste des monuments pour lesquels des secours ont été demandés.

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