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The Oratories

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, 16th C in Sanary-sur-Mer

  • Oratories, small monuments found in most of our roadside regions, remain a heritage too little known to the public.

  • A true testimony to popular art, they generally have the shape of a massive pillar of assembled stones, with a roof with two flat tile slopes, including a round niche housing the statue of a Saint or a Virgin. Present in all French territories, it is nevertheless the Var that counts the most (nearly 800). Sanary has sixteen oratories; the path from the hill that leads to the chapel of Our Lady of Mercy has four oratories, three of which based on 18th century drawings: St Michael's Oratory,...
    A true testimony to popular art, they generally have the shape of a massive pillar of assembled stones, with a roof with two flat tile slopes, including a round niche housing the statue of a Saint or a Virgin. Present in all French territories, it is nevertheless the Var that counts the most (nearly 800). Sanary has sixteen oratories; the path from the hill that leads to the chapel of Our Lady of Mercy has four oratories, three of which based on 18th century drawings: St Michael's Oratory, St Joseph's Oratory, Sacred Heart Oratory and Notre Dame Oratory.
  • Environment

    • Close to pleasure port
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Pedestrian area
  • Spoken languages

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    • Parking
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    • Pets welcome
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