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Address: Nr. N 2204, 06540 Saorge, France
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+33 4 93 04 55 55

The village of Saorge overhangs the gorges of the Roya. The church of the...

The village of Saorge overhangs the gorges of the Roya. The church of the Franciscan convent, which was founded in 1633, was built in the Baroque style. The refectory features painted decorations from the 17th century and the cloister is decorated with 18th century frescœs showing the life of Saint Franis of Assisi. The monastery houses a fascinating collection of nine sundials from the 17th, 18th, and 19th century. The church features one of the oldest Stations of the Cross paintings in the Alpes-Maritimes region. Open: > 2nd May to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st October to 31st October and 1st February to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: > From 1st November to 31st January. > 1st May. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Saorge - A walker's paradise

Saorge and surrounding hills presents an interesting challenge to any but the fittest walkers. The walk down from the Monastery to the valley below and on to Breil is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 5, 2014
Baldock, United Kingdom
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2014

Saorge and surrounding hills presents an interesting challenge to any but the fittest walkers. The walk down from the Monastery to the valley below and on to Breil is breathtaking but be warned, take plenty of water in the summer. The monastery perches above the village and is well worth a detailed visit with a guide. The church in the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Spectacular views from the village of Saorge with authentic feel and not too touristy. The village is a perfect base for walking the many trails around. The monastery is magnificent with serene gardens offering splendid views to the valley deep below. Parking is a bit hard, so come early and enjoy a nice day exploring the village and its many... More 

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

At first glance this 17th century baroque monastery is spectacularly situated with wonderful outlook but not that exciting. Our multi-lingual Italian guide brought it to life, though, with a witty, informative and surprising commentary that uncovered many hidden treasures. Modest wealth but huge ingenuity and effort on the part of the monks and their helpers have created a sophisticated simplicity... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Staying in Saorge for a few days walking the mountains, we decided to se the monastery before leaving. Sadly enough we just had set aside an hour for the visit, which would be enough to see the monastery and some very nice frescos, but the gardens were so serene and peaceful that we had wished to stay longer. This we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Along with the isle St. Honorat, Saorge was, as expected the best daytrip of our month across France. This Monastery overlooks the town from up on one corner. It is a peaceful mountain site with a World-class view. The Monastery is currently a refuge for writers, artists and the like. The setting and quiet are the attractions here, although the... More 

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