Monastere de Saorge, Saorge

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. See Monastere de Saorge and all Saorge has to offer by arranging your trip with our Saorge itinerary planner .
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  • During my visit, the monastery was closed, but the village of Saorge is amazing! Everything is still as in the middle ages, preserved. One has the feeling back in time ❤ ️
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  • located on the heights of the city this is a beautiful monastery, beautifully restored must be round the village
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  • This place has left an indelible mark in my heart, a beautiful monastery with stunning gardens, surrounded by mountains, a wonderful place for a spiritual rest. Around the picturesque scenery, the Majesty of the mountains, colors, all this together is simply breathtaking and inspiring.
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  • Lovely place and thé village is nice
  • Very nice, great views, not so big , worth a visit
  • Do not miss the guided tour, very interesting!
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  • Possibility to have a guided tour for the price of admission with a dynamic guide and interresting. Very nice monastery very well restored, with beautiful original frescoes.
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  • Interesting visit, with beautiful frescoes and a beautiful garden. For information, it is a convent in reality. It is better to take the guided tour (for the same price) for the explanation of the history of the convent.
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