Shrines

Places of pilgrimage, historic monasteries and churches.

Beauty and the harshness of mountain landscape invites us to reflection. That is why there is a lot of shrines.

Shrines are described in the following data: name, address, brief description, link to the website of tourist attraction, photo.

Aix Cathedral

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Aix Cathedral
French Alps
Aix en Provence,
France

Kathedra St-Sauveur in Aix was built from the 5th to the 15th century. Among the numerous works of art there is the work of Nocolas Froment - the Altar of the Burning Bush.

Avignon

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Avignon
French Alps
Avignon,
France

A cosmopolitan city in southern France with around 90,000 inhabitants, Avignon is best known as the French Vatican, the temporary home of the Popes in the 14th century.

Cluny Abbey

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Cluny Abbey
French Alps
Cluny,
France

During the Middle Ages, Cluny was the center of a large monastic movement. His church was the largest Christian building in the world.

Le Puy

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Le Puy
French Alps
Le Puy,
France

Le Puy has been a religious center since ancient times. They are surrounded by the mystical scenery of volcanic peaks. Since the Middle Ages, Le Puy has been an important pilgrimage site.

Maison Carrée

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Maison Carrée
French Alps
France

Maison Carre (5 BC) is one of the most beautiful, and certainly one of the best-preserved Roman temples in Europe.

Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Notre-Dame de la Garde
French Alps
Marseille,
France

This richly decorated Neo-Byzantine church sits on top of a hill which is the highest point in Marseille. The basilica is the destination of annual pilgrimages on the feast of the Assumption.

Senanque Abbey

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Senanque Abbey
French Alps
Gordes,
France

The Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque is a beautiful Cistercian abbey founded in 1148 and one of the best places to see the famous lavender fields of Provence.

Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette

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Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette
French Alps
La Salette,
France

La Salette, a small town of 200 people south of Grenoble, was the site of Our Lady`s apparitions in 1846. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of La Salette is an important pilgrimage site.

Shrine of St. John Vianney

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Shrine of St. John Vianney
French Alps
Ars,
France

In this small French town, St. John Vianney founded an orphanage and became an internationally renowned confessor.