France participates in the following activities of the Directorate of Democratic Governance, Culture and Diversity.


Present projects

Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe - France profile

 Intercultural city:

- Lyon

- Strasbourg

European Heritage Days in France

 National Heritage Policy France - European heritage network

 Council of Europe Cultural Routes:

- Saint Martin de Tours: a great European figure, a symbol of sharing

- The Cluniac Sites in Europe

- The Schickhardt Route

- The Mozart Route

- Santiago De Compostela

- Via Francigena

- The Jewish Heritage Routes

- The Routes of the Olive Tree

- Transromanica

- The Pyrenean Iron Route

- The Phoenicians’ Routes

The Iter Vitis Route

- The Casadean Sites

The European Route of Ceramics

European Diploma of Protected Areas


Past projects

Shaping perceptions and attitudes to realise the diversity advantage (SPARDA): Lyon

National Cultural Policy Review of France


Further information

Country file on the Council of Europe website

Council of Europe Conventions signed and ratified by France

Partial Agreements with the participation of France


Links to relevant institutions