Yep, I’m not done with the series yet! We had one more beautiful town to visit on our drive back to the coast of Nice. And I would be damned if I didn’t share with you my photos from a lovely tiny village called Saorge.
As we were driving in the mountains, I noticed a few boards saying:
Village entre ciel et terre
Or a village between heaven and earth. And, indeed, it is. I know I say it every single time, but if you have a chance to visit it, please, do so. Saorge is listed among the most beautiful villages in France. As you can see for yourself, the village nests on a little mountain and bathes in sun beams. It’s just magnificent!
Monastery of Saorge
The last Franciscan left the Monastère de Saorge in 1988. Today it is a classified historic monument that is open for a visit. What’s interesting about the place is that it’s not only a monastery museum, but also a shelter for artists and writers who look for calamity and inspiration.
With a magnificent view on the mountains that surround the village, a population of roughly 450 people and rare visitors, they have plenty of both. Not to add, that the monastery has its own garden with fruit tress, vegetables and herbs.
Whilst there, we popped in a local boutique run by a woman who brings clothes and accessories all the way from Bali. I bought a beautiful silver ring with a shell encrusted in it that I wear every single day. It’s far-fetched, but it brings back memories of my trip and makes me want to come back and also to visit Bali? Hopefully, I can take off again very soon.
And here are links to the other parts of the series, if you would like to check them out:
Part 1: La Brigue
Part 2: Mercantour National Park
Part 3: Tende