This convent of reformatted Franciscans is one of the few still remaining in the Nice region.
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 frescoes 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.
Monastère de Saorge
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Duration: 45 min
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Duration: 40 min
From Nice : D 2204 to Tende ; A8 to Vintimille then SS20 and E74 to Tende