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Le Mas

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Town / Village in Le Mas
  • Le Mas nestles at 2,950 feet above sea level, between two mountain ranges. The fresh air and southern exposure make it a delightful place to visit, where you can enjoy many walks, hikes, and the refreshing charm of the Gironde River, once vital to the village’s economy.

  • History and heritage are also in abundance: Roman vestiges, a Romanesque church, many wayside chapels, along with a castle and the ruins of a keep, all testaments to a very busy medieval life, as Le Mas was on the border between the counties of Provence and Nice.

    Two hamlets are attached to Le Mas, Les Sausses and Les Tardons.

    Things to do & Sights to see :
    • Notre Dame church
    • Seigniorial castle
    • Hiking
    • Mountain biking
    • Fishing


    The Moya Chapel
    The interior of the Saint...
    History and heritage are also in abundance: Roman vestiges, a Romanesque church, many wayside chapels, along with a castle and the ruins of a keep, all testaments to a very busy medieval life, as Le Mas was on the border between the counties of Provence and Nice.

    Two hamlets are attached to Le Mas, Les Sausses and Les Tardons.

    Things to do & Sights to see :
    • Notre Dame church
    • Seigniorial castle
    • Hiking
    • Mountain biking
    • Fishing


    The Moya Chapel
    The interior of the Saint Sébastien chapel in Le Mas, officially
    unveiled in October 2019, has been entirely decorated by Nice
    artist Patrick Moya.
    On the inner walls and ceiling of this chapel, the artist has
    painted a mural that tells the story of the life of San Sebastian, a
    tale that resonates with the village’s history dating back to Roman
    times, as well as with the artist’s own world and his research in the realm of contemporary art.
    The wall-to-wall work is a blend of sacred and secular: the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, the Hospitallers, the venerable family of Provençal nobles known as La Famille de Grasse, the Lérins monks, the American aviators hidden and protected by local residents during World War II. Religious symbolism, clever nods to eras and events, quotations – everything is deftly incorporated, bathed in the same Mediterranean light, interpreted with the same poetry.
    To visit the chapel, contact the Le Mas town hall.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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