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Monasteries, abbeys and sanctuaries
|MONASTERE DE SAORGE - ANCIEN COUVENT DES FRANCISCAINS - SAORGE|
Situated at the far end of the village, the façade of this 17th-C. convent is preceded by a porch with balustrades and onion-shaped bell-tower. The church is in true baroque style : the refectory stil ...
|SANCTUAIRE DE LA MADONE-D'UTELLE - UTELLE|
The Madone des Miracles is one of the three great Marian shrines of the ancient Comté de Nice. A legend lies behind the construction of the sanctuary – around the year 850, a Spanish vessel approached ...
|SANCTUAIRE DE LA MADONE DE FENESTRE - ST MARTIN VESUBIE|
Madone de Fenestre owes its name to a hole in the Cayre de la Madone, a rock behind the sanctuary, where the Virgin appeared one day.
The interior is baroque in style. After several fires, the ...
|ÉGLISE SAINT-BLAISE, ABBAYE SAINTE-MARIE DE VALBONNE - VALBONNE|
The history of Valbonne has long been connected to this monastery, founded in the 13th century by the Benedictine monks of the Order of Chalais. In 1346, it was entrusted to the Abbey of Lérins which ...
|ABBAYE CIRSTERCIENNE NOTRE DAME DE LA PAIX - CASTAGNIERS|
The Monastère de Moniales Cistérciennes was founded in 1932. Don't miss the ancient estate: Cypress alley, olive grove, orchard.
|SANCTUAIRE NOTRE-DAME DE VALCLUSE - AURIBEAU SUR SIAGNE|
A popular pilgrimage site in the Pays Grassois. Baroque style chapel.