Admire the Saorge Monastery
A genuine architectural jewel at the gateway to Parc National du Mercantour, Monastère de Saorge is located in the village of the same name. Behind its doors lies a magnificent cloister lined with 4 galleries. Raise your eyes to admire the arches built in the 17th century, retracing the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Listed as a historic monument in 1917, the story of this site is unveiled by your passionate and captivating guide Francisco. During the 2-hour tour, you will learn that the monastery – a Franciscan monastery until the late eighties – now harbour’s a writer’s residence. End your visit in style by breathing in the fresh air of the terraced garden. This is the perfect time to whip out your smartphone: with its ponds, pergolas laden with vine leaves and fruit trees, the decor is positively gorgeous. And the views over the mountains and Gorges de la Roya are unbeatable!