Saorge: a perched village in the Roya Valley
Perched at 550 meters of altitude the village is witness to medieval architecture in the Roya Valley.
Hanging on the cliff, Saorge appears like a dizzying eagle’s nest with its tall houses and bluish facades facing the sun!
Overlooking the gorges of the Roya River, Saorge is a magnificent village with its labyrinth of small streets and vaulted passages!
Saorge is accessible by a narrow and winding mountain road. From alley to alley this “Tibetan village” can only be explored on foot.
Saorge main attractions:
- the Monastery of Saorge
- the remains of the Saint-Georges castle
- the old communal oven
- the Franciscan convent
- the Castle of Salines
- Saint-Sauveur Church
- the Madonna della Poggio chapel
- the Saint-Jacques chapel
- St. George’s Chapel
- the Black Penitents chapel
- the bath of the Semite