Paroisse Saintes Maries de la Mer, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
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Paroisse Saintes Maries de la Mer is a single, straight, unadorned nave 15 m (50 ft) high. The church once held an important strategic position--it towers over the village and is visible from as far as 10 km (6.2 mi). The roof of the church served as a watchtower, and is surrounded by a rampart walk with battlements and machicolations. The choir and the apse are topped by a semicircular keep housing the former guards’ room, known as the upper chapel. The church was a refuge for the inhabitants of the city, and there was even a fresh-water well inside. To the right of the altar, in the crypt, you can see a statue of St. Sara, a major figure of the Roma (or gypsy) cultural tradition. Don't miss a pagan altar dating from the fourth century BCE. Use our Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer tour planner to add Paroisse Saintes Maries de la Mer and other attractions to your Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer vacation plans.
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  • Warm and typical atmosphere with wonderful crypt of St. Sarah; the +: walk on the roof with its lovely view of the Camargue.
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  • A beautiful little church in the heart of the city surrounded by a thriving square, I suggest to visit it during the day and maybe not in December because the locals around were unfortunately closed.
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  • HELLO, the Church of the Holy couple of the sea, is located in the middle of the city, by entering you will discover as a cave, or Holy sarah the Holy of the Gypsies, you excauseras all vows, you will burn in candles in this place of prayers, you can climb on top of the Church or you will discover the beautiful town of the Holy couple, claudine Heath ,
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  • Very nice
  • Good experience, go up on the roof you can enjoy great views
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  • A unusual fortified church where it is possible to fit a tight spiral staircase, this is worth a visit because the view is magnificent
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  • View on the roof of the Church. See
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  • Beautiful visit, exotic
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