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11 Churches to explore in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. Its identity as a geographical region is a holdover from the days of the Roman Empire. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language.

Abbaye De Lérins
Abbaye De LérinsÎle Saint-Honorat, 06400 Cannes, France

Abbaye De Lérins is a Cistercian monastery situated on the island of Saint Honorat off the coast of Cannes. A monastic culture has existed there since the 5th century. The monks are planting vineyards today, making wine and liqueur.

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque84220 Gordes, France

The Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque is one of the purest examples of primitive Cistercian architecture Located deep in its Provençal valley.

Abbaye Saint-Victor
Abbaye Saint-VictorPlace Saint-Victor, 13007 Marseille, France

Saint-Victor Abbey is a former abbey situated in Marseille. It was founded during the late Roman period and named after the saint and martyr of the local soldier, Victor of Marseilles.

Aix Cathedral
Aix Cathedral13100 Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church and a national monument of France located in Aix-en-Provence of southern France. The church was designed using a mixture of three architectural styles (Romanesque, Gothic, and Neo-Gothic).

Avignon Cathedral
Avignon CathedralPlace du Palais, 84000 Avignon, France

Avignon Cathedral is one of the renown Roman Catholic church situated in the Avignon commune of France. It was built in the twelfth century. It features a roman style of architecture and a gilded statue of the Virgin Mary atop the bell tower.

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Basilique Notre-Dame de la GardeRue Fort du Sanctuaire, 13281 Marseille, France

Notre-Dame de la Garde is a Catholic basilica in Marseille city. The basilica is located at the south side of the Old Port of Marseille, on the highest point in Marseille- a 149-meter high limestone outcropping. It was built on the foundation of an ancient fort.

Cathédrale La Major
Cathédrale La MajorPlace de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France

Marseille Cathedral is a national monument of France located in Marseille. It has been a basilica minor since 1896 and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Marseille. Marseille Cathedral is truly one of the best architectural wonders in the region.

Nice Cathedral
Nice Cathedral3 Pl. Rossetti, 06300 Nice, France

Nice Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the very heart of the old town of Nice. The cathedral is one of Nice’s major monuments and also it is the seat of the Diocese of Nice.

Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Basilica
Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Basilica2 Rue d'Italie, 06000 Nice, France

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice is a Roman Catholic basilica and the largest church in Nice. It was built between 1864 and 1868 in a Neo-Gothic architectural style.

Saint-Trophime Primatial Catholic Church
Saint-Trophime Primatial Catholic Church6 Place de la République, 13200 Arles, France

The Church of St. Trophime is one of the iconic structures in Arles, built between the twelfth century and the fifteenth century. It is a Roman Catholic church and an ancient cathedral in the town of Arles.

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox CathedralAvenue Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral is one of the most important Orthodox cathedral outside Russia, this is a beautifully ornate building. It was built to serve the large Russian community that had settled in Nice. It is recognized as a national monument of France, and it currently belongs to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. It is the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe.

Map of Churches to explore in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur