UNESCO Chair in Cultural Tourism (476), established in 1999 at the University of Paris I Panthéon - La Sorbonne, (France).


Culture, tourism and development.


  • To promote a complete system of research, training, information and documentation activities in order to contribute to the formulation of cultural tourism strategies for sustainable development, i.e. ensuring the long-term conservation of the sites, the participation of local populations in the projects as well as in the repercussions of tourism while facilitating the dialogue between cultures.
  • To contribute to the sub-regional, regional and interregional co-operation between high level internationally recognized researchers and professors and the teaching and research staff of the University.

Host Institution

Université de Paris I Panthéon - La Sorbonne

Webpage of the UNESCO Chair

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network


Major Activities 2010-2011


Comment intégrer le tourisme dans les plans de gestion des sites du patrimoine mondial ?  by Hervé Barré at the University of Paris I Panthéon - La Sorbonne, (France), May 2010

Final Report (list of participantts, presentations) /Rapport final des 2emes rencontres 2006: Les 2èmes Rencontres du Réseau UNESCO-UNITWIN "Tourisme - culture - développement" (in pdf, French only)



Maria GRAVARI-BARBAS, UNESCO Chairholder, Université de Paris I (Panthéon - La Sorbonne), Institut de recherche et d’études supérieures du tourisme (IREST)
E-Mail address - maria.gravari-barbas(at)

Work Phone - 33(0)1 55 43 46 50

Fax - 33(0)1 55 43 56 55
Street -   6, rue Jean Calvin
City - Paris
Postal Code - 75005
Country - France