ultural heritage is all property, tangible or intangible, of artistic importance and / or certain historical and who belong either to a private entity (person, company, association, etc.) or a public entity (commune , province, country, etc.); this set of cultural property (in) is usually preserved, restored, preserved and shown to the public, or exceptionally (such as European Heritage Days taking place a weekend in September) or regularly (castle, museum , church, etc.), free or otherwise for an admission fee and visit.
Heritage says “equipment” consists mainly of built landscapes, architecture and urban planning, archaeological and geological sites, certain changes in agricultural or forest land, art objects and furniture, industrial heritage (tools, instruments, machines, buildings, etc.).
Intangible heritage can take different forms: songs, costumes, dances, gastronomic traditions, games, myths, tales and legends, small trades, testimonies, capture techniques and know-how, documents and archives (including audiovisual) etc.
Heritage uses the idea of a legacy of the generations before us, and that we must pass on intact to future generations or increased, and the need to build wealth for tomorrow. Therefore goes well beyond the simple personal property (right of use “and misuse” according to Roman law). It is in the public good and the common good.