LE MORNE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE (2) _ 0373

Criterion (iii): The mountain is an exceptional testimony to maroonage or resistance to slavery in terms of it being used as a fortress for the shelter of escaped slaves, with evidence to support that use.

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Criterion (vi): The dramatic form of the mountain, the heroic nature of the resistance it sheltered, and the longevity of the oral traditions associated with the maroons, has made Le Morne a symbol of slaves’ fight for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice, all of which have relevance beyond its geographical location, to the countries from which the slaves came – in particular the African mainland, Madagascar and India and South-east Asia.
http://whc.unesco.org

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From Mauritius
Travel from Mar 4 to Mar 21
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No.20_1 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

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DOLPHINS (SOUTH AFRICA) _ 0372

South Africa – Swimming with Dolphins
South Africa is one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals, whether from land or from boats, with spectacular annual visits from southern right and humpback whales and enormous pods of dolphins year-round.

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Every year, southern right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climates, reaching South Africa in June. The country’s coastal waters teem with the giant animals, mating, calving and rearing their young – and giving whale-watchers spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water acrobatics.
http://www.southafrica.info/

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From Eastern Cape, South Africa
Travel from Mar 6 to Mar 21
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TOURNAI CATHEDRAL _ 0371

The Cathedral of Our Lady (French: Notre-Dame de Tournai, Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Doornik) is Roman Catholic church, see of the Diocese of Tournai in Tournai, Belgium. It has been classified both as a Wallonia’s major heritage since 1936[5] and as a World Heritage Site since 2000.

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The Cathedral was damaged by a severe tornado on the 24 August 1999. Assessment of the damage revealed underlying structural problems and the Cathedral has been undergoing extensive repairs and archaeological investigation ever since. The Brunin Tower was stabilised in 2003.
In recognition of Tournai cathedral’s cultural value, UNESCO designated the building a World Heritage Site in the year 2000.
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From  Metz, France
Travel from Mar 10 to Mar 18
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No.32 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

MOUNT PELÉE _ 0370

Mount Pelée  is an active volcano at the northern end of the island and French overseas department of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles island arc of the Caribbean. Its volcanic cone is composed of layers of volcanic ash and hardened lava.

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The stratovolcano is famous for its eruption in 1902 and the destruction that resulted, dubbed the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century. The eruption killed about 30,000 people.[6][7] Most deaths were caused by pyroclastic flows and occurred in the city of Saint-Pierre, which was, at that time, the largest city on the island.
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From  Martinique
Travel from Mar 15 to Mar 25
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THE LOUVRE _ 0369

The Louvre or Louvre Museum is one of the world’s largest museums and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 9.7 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world’s most visited museum.
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From  Metz, France
Travel from Mar 10 to Mar 18
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