Paris has one other area that has already been named a UNESCO world heritage site and that is the banks of the river Seine. They are hoping that bringing the same attention to the rooftops will potentially bring some interest to the professions that need to be sustained to keep the roofs looking beautiful.
Angel Sanchez, who is the president of the roofing union spoke out about the desire.
“Being included on the list marks a just recognition of our profession. Our tools have modernized. The inherent risks of our profession have declined, but our methods have remained traditional.”