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French architecture finds its roots back in ancient historic ages. Monastere de Saorge is the only existing building in the world with French monastic architecture. It is an epitome of Franciscan art. At the entrance, lies a rectangular abbey. There are majestic murals, better known as frescos, with 25 glass arches on top. It represents the journey of St. Francis’ life at Assisi. Towards the upper end of the walls, there are Baroque frescoes and sundials. The sundial is a signature of Franciscan art, which depicts the might of the Sun. The dining room is painted with vibrant colors. The four walls of the room represent allegories of 4 Franciscan monastic qualities that are: chastity, obedience, poverty, and humility. Inside, there is also the special church of Our Lady of Miracles. It houses 14 paintings, some of the oldest in the world. The masterpiece of the monastery is the garden outside. The monks cultivate vegetables, to feed the villagers here. To visit Monastere de Saorge and get the most from your holiday in Saorge, create itinerary details personal to you using our Saorge vacation trip planner.
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Du monastère, le point de vue sur le village est superbe. Cependant éviter la visite du monastère, 6 euros le prix est bien trop élevé d'autant que les jardins sont en friche (mars). Ne manquez pas la... more »The monastery, the view of the village is superb. However to avoid the visit of the monastery, 6 euros price is far too high, especially since the grounds are fallow (March). Don't miss discovery of the village, its narrow streets, Church, mind-blowing, unavoidable, exceptional. A real +++View original
La visite du Monastère se mérite . Garez vous de l'autre côté et traverser le village en le visitant et vous terminerez au sommet pour visiter le monastère géré par les monuments historiques . Très bi... more »The visit of the monastery deserves. Park you on the other side and cross the village by visiting and you will finish at the top to visit the monastery managed by the historical monuments. Very well restored the monastery is very well preserved.View original
Magnifique lieu à visiter absolument. Nous avons eu la chance d’avoir une visite guidée avec Francesco qui nous a parlé avec passion et humour de cet unique monastère franciscain baroque pendant plus ... more »Beautiful place to visit. We were lucky to have a guided tour with Francesco who told us with passion and humor of this unique for more than 1 h 30 baroque Franciscan monastery.View original
A faire !
Paolo PantaleoNot very well maintained in some part. Some interesting books. Disappointing overall.View original
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