Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:24 by rouen
In 2010, French Cuisine was inscribed by UNESCO on its list of the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” and as of Monday, November 8, 2021 Rouen has been elected a "UNESCO Creative City" in the field of gastronomy. It is the first French city to obtain this distinction.
The candidacy, which had been prepared for a long time, was finally submitted last June. It is the votes of international representatives that have enabled Rouen to join this prestigious network of exceptional UNESCO creative cities, that represents Crafts & Folk Art; Design; Film; Music; Literature; Media Arts and Gastronomy. Among the 49 new winners, two are French cities: Cannes in the field of film and Rouen in the field of gastronomy, the only city in France to have distinguished itself in this category to date.
France has always been a popular destination for food lovers and the focus today on many a cruise itinerary is gastronomy. To really be emerged in a destination one has to do it with all your senses and this makes the experience so much more memorable. That is why Rouen the Capital of Normandy prides itself to have as one of its many heritages, gastronomy as a star.