Will Parisian iconic bistros and café terraces be awarded Unesco World Heritage status?
The dossier will be handed in September to the Ministry of Culture, which is responsible for submitting such applications
- June 16, 2018 14:00
- Olya Georgieva
An association made up of bistro owners, actors and other private individuals has been set up to submit an application for Paris' bistros and cafe terraces to awarded "protected" status and put on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. The dossier will be handed in September to the Ministry of Culture, which is responsible for submitting such applications to UNESCO.
Following the attacks on November 13, 2015, Parisians crowded onto the terraces to show that they regarded them as places of cultural cross-fertilization, of freedom and of the art of living. Similar campaigns have recently been started to put on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list both the French baguette and the iconic green "bouquinisites" book stalls that line the river Seine in Paris and are said to make up the world's largest open-air bookshop.
Source: The Local