The 100 monuments selected as part of the Heritage Lottery

The 100 monuments selected as part of the Heritage Lottery

Cathedral, church, keep, castle… There are a hundred buildings to have been selected for the sixth edition of the lottery. The operation launched in 2018 as part of the Heritage Mission aims to safeguard the endangered treasures of our regions. The winners selected for the year 2023 complete the list of eighteen so-called “emblematic” monuments which were designated in each region last March and which will appear on the tickets on sale.

Sponsored by Stéphane Bern, this project identifies, thanks to a network of volunteers, sites in fragile situations and then finances their restoration. The funds collected through scratch games and draws allow the structures to take on the sometimes substantial work.

“Mission Heritage” game tickets

As usual, the Heritage Loto is partnering with the Française des jeux (FDJ). It is already possible to buy your Illiko Mission Patrimoine scratch ticket for the sum of 15 euros. The key is the possibility of winning up to 1.5 million euros and contributing to the influence of the cultural heritage of our regions: for each purchase, the Heritage Foundation receives 1.83 euros.

A very special Lotto

From September 4 to 16, seven Loto draws including a very special one will be held:

  • On September 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 and 16, French people will have the opportunity to participate in Loto draws with a jackpot of at least 2 million euros. For each grid played, 0.54 euros will be donated to the Heritage Foundation.
  • On September 15, on the eve of European Heritage Days, the FDJ is offering amateur players and architecture enthusiasts a Super Lotto worth 13 million euros. Here too, part of the sum paid for the purchase of a grid will be intended for the preservation of the monuments.

The amount of the allocation allocated to each site will be communicated by the end of the year.

Six years of commitment

To define the priority nature of a project, the Ministry of Culture and the Heritage Foundation rely on the level of wear and tear of the place, its heritage appeal and finally its role in the enhancement of the local territory. Since 2018, some 862 buildings steeped in history have been selected by Mission Bern. Of these, 245 have already been saved, while 250 are being restored.

For this edition, 8% of the 100 departmental sites selected for the Heritage Lottery concern municipalities with less than 500 inhabitants, the most deprived to restore their monuments.

The visible results of the Loto remind us how the preservation of heritage is essential to maintain activity even in the smallest municipalities.

Rima Abdul Malak

Current Minister of Culture


  • Notre-Dame Co-Cathedral of Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain)
  • Dungeon of Petit Fourchaud in Besson (Allier)
  • Fortified Cistercian barn of Chabroulière in Planzolles (Ardèche)
  • Burons of the Highlands (Cantal)
  • Château de la Gabelle and its sheepfold in Ferrassières (Drôme)
  • Former Galicière factory in Chatte (Isère)
  • Château de Villars in La Chapelle-Villars (Loire)
  • Saint-Philibert Church in Estables (Haute-Loire)
  • Dauphin Castle in Pontgibaud (Puy-de-Dôme)
  • Rochebonne Castle in Theizé (Rhône)
  • Chapel of Ragès in Sonnaz (Savoie)
  • Mont Blanc Observatory – Chalet Vallot in Chamonix (Haute-Savoie)


  • Château de Bierre-lès-Semur in Val-Larrey (Côte-d’Or)
  • Allenjoie Lutheran Temple (Doubs)
  • Washhouse – drinking trough in Cressia (Jura)
  • Notre-Dame du Pré abbey church in Donzy-le-Pré (Nièvre)
  • Saint-Symphorien Church in Marnay (Haute-Saône)
  • Auberge de la Croix Blanche in Châteauneuf (Saône-et-Loire)
  • Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul Church in Thorigny-sur-Oreuse (Yonne)
  • Fort de la Justice in Belfort (Territory of Belfort)


  • Manor of Kerhors in Kerbors (Côtes-d’Armor)
  • Redoute des Blancs Sablons in Le Conquet (Finistère)
  • Saint-Pierre Church in Mont-Dol (Ille-et-Vilaine)
  • Bothané Castle in Guidel (Morbihan)

Center-Val de Loire

  • Château de Sagonne (Cher)
  • Former presbytery of Miermaigne (Eure-et-Loir)
  • Saint-Gaultier electrical plant (Indre)
  • Outbuildings of the Château du Temple in Theneuil (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Former Trois Canards inn in La Ferté-Beauharnais (Loir-et-Cher)
  • Cepoy mill (Loiret)


  • Powder store North of Bonifacio (South Corsica)
  • Church of the Saint-François convent in Nonza (Upper Corsica)

Great East

  • Blockhouse known as “Fortified house” of Mogues (Ardennes)
  • Entrance gate to Dampierre castle (Aube)
  • Halle de Cheminon (Marne)
  • Gardens of Donjeux Castle (Haute-Marne)
  • Saintignon steel hall in Longwy (Meurthe-et-Moselle)
  • House of Pope Julius II in Verdun (Meuse)
  • Former Protestant church of Morhange (Moselle)
  • Old farm in Gries (Bas-Rhin)
  • House of Jean-Jacques Henner in Bernwiller (Haut-Rhin)
  • Building called “former hospital” in Châtillon-sur-Saône (Vosges)


  • Railway switch tower called “la Florentine” in Buire (Aisne)
  • City Hall of Bergues (North)
  • Lime kiln at the Francières sugar refinery (Oise)
  • Church of Our Lady in Hesdin (Pas-de-Calais)
  • Jules Barni Gallery in Mers-les-Bains (Somme)


  • Interior decorations of the Daunou theater in Paris (Paris)
  • Saint-Rémi de Montévrain Church (Seine-et-Marne)
  • North cellars of the Maisons-Laffitte castle park (Yvelines)
  • Kiosks in the park of the Bligny hospital center in Briis-sous-Forges (Essonne)
  • Boudoir of the Masséna house in Bagneux (Hauts-de-Seine)
  • Former Félix Faure swimming pool in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis)
  • Hospital Chapel in Saint-Maurice (Val-de-Marne)
  • Pontoise boathouse (Val-d’Oise)


  • Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church in Trouville-sur-Mer (Calvados)
  • Former bailiwick in Pont-de-l’Arche (Eure)
  • Dovecote and outbuildings of the Lanquetot manor in Portbail-sur-Mer (Manche)
  • Espace Marguerite-de-Lorraine and Saint-François chapel of the hospital in Mortagne-au-Perche (Orne)
  • Sainte-Madeleine Church of La Bouille (Seine-Maritime)

New Aquitaine

  • House of the Duke of Épernon in Confolens (Charente)
  • Ruins of the ancient fortress of Montguyon (Charente-Maritime)
  • Chaumeil bread oven (Corrèze)
  • Townhouse in Felletin (Creuse)
  • Maison de la Boétie in Sarlat-la-Canéda (Dordogne)
  • Cabin tchanquée n°3 in La Teste-de-Buch (Gironde)
  • Notre-Dame-de-la-Course-Landaise chapel in Bascons (Landes)
  • Saint-Léger church in Couthures-sur-Garonne (Lot-et-Garonne)
  • Portalet fort bridge, known as the “hell bridge”, in Etsaut (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)
  • Château Boucard in Menigoute (Deux-Sèvres)
  • Berrye Fortress in Berrie (Vienna)
  • Jonas pond pagoda in Ambazac (Haute-Vienne)


  • Pastoral site of Goutets au Port (Ariège)
  • Castle of Bouisse (Aude)
  • Medieval housing estate in Marcillac-Vallon (Aveyron)
  • Castle of Cheylar d’Aujac (Gard)
  • Domain of the castle of Azas (Haute-Garonne)
  • Flamarens Castle (Gers)
  • Château Guillaume-de-Nogaret in Marsillargues (Hérault)
  • Aulanac water mill in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Lot)
  • Château de Cambiaire in Saint-Étienne-Vallée-Française (Lozère)
  • Church of Saint-Pierre in Sarniguet (Hautes-Pyrénées)
  • Former Swiss maternity ward or Château d’en Bardou in Elne (Pyrénées-Orientales)
  • Bastide des Vassals in Saint-Grégoire (Tarn)
  • Notre-Dame Church of Bouillac (Tarn-et-Garonne)

Pays de la Loire

  • Wall paintings of the Dougilard chapel in Soudan (Loire-Atlantique)
  • Former royal abbey of Nyoiseau in Segré-en-Anjou Bleu (Maine-et-Loire)
  • Gatehouse of the castle of Mortiercrolles in Saint-Quentin-les-Anges (Mayenne)
  • Saint-Pierre Church in René (Sarthe)
  • Logis of the soldiers of the castle of La Grève in Saint-Martin-des-Noyers (Vendée)

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

  • Agnelet flour mill in Reillanne (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
  • Jarjayes Castle (Hautes-Alpes)
  • Villa Le Rêve called “Villa Matisse” in Vence (Alpes-Maritimes)
  • Saracen Tower – Notre-Dame de Vie Chapel in Vitrolles (Bouches-du-Rhône)
  • Pré-Conduit oil mill in Bargemon (Var)
  • Site of the Castle in Cadenet (Vaucluse)


  • Bell tower of the Saint-Hyacinthe church in Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Guadeloupe)
  • Hydroelectric mill in Gros-Morne (Martinique)
  • Saint-Dominique Church in Roura (Guyana)
  • Maison Valy in L’Entre-Deux (Reunion)

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