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Saint-Cézaire parish church
Today’s parish church stands in the heart of the village of Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne between the medieval village centre and the modern developments. The church was built between seventeen fourteen and seventeen twenty-four and placed under the...
Notre-Dame parish church (17th century)
Notre-Dame church on the outskirts of Cabris bears witness to the rapid expansion of a village community and its religious beliefs at a particular time. The seventeenth century was a period of continuous population growth. Whilst on a pastoral visit...
Saint Jean chapel
Saint-Jean chapel is a rural chapel that was restored in the inter-war period. The entrance door is under a semicircular arch with an oculus, and the building is noteworthy for its octagonal shape and eight-sided roof. The octagonal shape gave rise...
The reformed church
The reformed church is the one exception to the Catholic heritage in the pays de Grasse and was built to serve the needs of the English on the Côte d’Azur, who resided here mainly in the winter. The church was originally Anglican and stands out for...
Saint-Pons parish church
Saint-Pons is now the parish church in the centre of Le Rouret, but it was originally the chapel in a place called Bergiers that was part of the parish of Châteauneuf. The history of this chapel is also the history of the commune of Le Rouret. In...
Saint-Grégoire parish church
The parish church of Tourettes-sur-Loup is located outside the village walls and is remarkable for its beautiful architecture and furnishings. Before we go inside, let’s start with a bit of history. Although the existence of a church of Saint-...
Le Canadel
A medieval chapel, a crenellated square tower, a circular tower, a fortified door: le Canadel is a journey through La Colle as it was in the Middle Ages. Starting point of the journey: the eleventh century. This was when Canadello first appeared in...
Saint-Mayeul parish church
Dedicated to saint Mayeul (saint Majolus), the parish church of Cipières was built in several stages, as we are about to see. As is often the case with churches in this region, it all began in the Middle Ages, when mention was first made of a parish...
Saint-Jean-Baptiste chapel
The Saint-Jean-Baptiste chapel is near the Béal canal on the Cannes road and is well worth a stop. Although it’s now been swallowed up by a residential area, this little chapel has a lot of history behind it. It all began in the Middle Ages at a...
Notre-Dame parish church
Notre-Dame church is in the hamlet of Le Logis and became the centre of the parish when it was built in the nineteenth century. Notre-Dame was the last of the churches to be built in Escragnolles – three others had pre-dated it – and it was...
Notre-Dame-de-Vie chapel
In its setting of greenery alongside two rows of cypress trees, Notre-Dame-de-Vie chapel, where Picasso used to come, is of interest both historically and architecturally. Today it is a simple sanctuary visited by local pilgrims, but between the...
Saint Hilaire parish church
You’re now in front of Saint-Hilaire parish church, in the heart of the village of Le Tignet. The church is the historic and heritage centre of the commune, and its story began in sixteen seventeen. This was the year that the then bishop of Grasse,...
Saint-François de Sales parish church
The parish church of Saint-François de Sales came into being shortly after the village of La Roquette-sur-Siagne in the mid-eighteenth century. The simultaneous appearance of village and religious building are an indication of the demographic and...
Saint Claude chapel
Saint-Claude chapel stands next to the cemetery outside the village and is on the supplementary list of Historic Monuments. If we look closely at the different parts of the building we can see the different stages of construction. Let’s start with...
Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur parish church
You’re looking at Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur parish church in Mougins, which has recently been renovated inside. Originally built within the perimeter of Mougins castle, which was first mentioned in the eleventh century, the church has undergone many...
Saint-Pons church
The church of Saint Pons is a church rather than a chapel because it was once used as a secondary parish church. It was built in one of the new hamlets where the newly arrived population of Escragnolles settled in the sixteenth century, and appears...
Saint-Antoine parish church
The placing of the parish church of Auribeau-sur-Siagne under the patronage of saint Honorat (Honoratus) and saint Antoine Ermite (Anthony of the deserts) shows how important the abbey of Lérins was in the history and culture of the region. The...
Church of Sainte-Croix and Saint-Casimir
The parish church of Sainte-Croix and Saint-Casimir is a heritage building at the heart of the old village of Spéracèdes that has been modified many times over the centuries. The hamlet of Spéracèdes was created after Cabris was repopulated at the...
Saint-André parish church
Saint-André parish church was built at the same time as the town of Mouans from fourteen ninety-four onwards. The raised very classical-style façade looks down from a great height onto place Suzanne-de-Villeneuve where you are now standing. Four...
Saint-Jacques le Majeur parish church
Between the end of the sixteenth century and the French Revolution, the town of La Colle went through a major period of growth, which included the addition of the district of Saint-Paul. The existing Saint-Jacques chapel was soon unable to...
Notre-Dame de Valcluse, a sanctuary in the pays de Grasse
Although it’s tucked away in the greenery, the Valcluse site is evidence of an important activity in the Grasse region: pilgrimages. As far back as anyone can remember, believers from all around, especially Grasse, have flocked to this sanctuary, as...
Saint-Martin chapel
Although it is some distance from the houses and the centre of the parish that have moved away over the centuries, this small church of Saint-Martin has never been abandoned and stands alone in what was Escragnolles in the Middle Ages. The chapel...
Sainte Hélène Saint Marc parish church
The church in Le Plan that you’re standing in front of is dedicated to Saint Mark and Saint Helen. Along with Magagnosc and Plascassier, the hamlet of Le Plan-de-Grasse has its own parish church. Le Plan already had a fairly large population back in...
Sainte-Luce chapel
Sainte-Luce is a place of local pilgrimage located alongside the old road known as the royal road or the chemin de Castellane, and is unusual in that both the medieval and the modern church have been preserved. The chapel is laid out in a T-shape...
Sainte-Marguerite chapel
Sainte-Marguerite chapel stands on the road between Cabris and Grasse and is interesting in terms of local history. Balthazard de Grasse, lord of Cabris in the late fifteenth century who was responsible for the repopulation of the area in fourteen...
Saint-Roch parish church
Peymeinade was part of the territory of Cabris before it became an independent commune in eighteen sixty-eight. With the population growing continuously in the early eighteenth century, the inhabitants of the hamlet asked the bishop to provide them...
Saint-Pancrace parish church
Like the two other hamlets of Grasse, Plascassier has its own parish church. The church is dedicated to saint Donat (Donatus) and saint Pancrace (Pancras), two very popular saints with healing powers whose feast days are in May. The church was built...
Saint-Vincent parish church
Saint-Vincent parish church stands on a limestone outcrop in the heart of the village of Gourdon, and is well worth a visit. Although medieval in origin as shown by a mention made of it in eleven fifty-eight, the church was rebuilt in the early...
Saint-Jacques le Majeur parish church
The church of Le Bar-sur-Loup is well worth a visit, particularly for its amazing architecture and the collection of masterpieces inside the church. Let’s start with the architecture. The earliest mention of the church, then dedicated to Saint John...
Notre-Dame and Saint-Vallier parish church
You’re standing in the heart of the oldest part of the village of Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey looking at a remarkable building: the parish church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Vallier, whose bell-tower alone is well worth the journey. The church was built in...
Saint Laurent parish church
Along with Plascassier and Le Plan, the other two hamlets of Grasse, the hamlet of Magagnosc has its own parish church, built in the eighteenth century and dedicated to saint Laurent. Major restoration and consolidation work was carried out on the...
Saint-Pierre parish church
You’re now in the Saint-Pierre district, the religious and social heart of Pégomas where the town hall stands alongside the parish church and the cemetery. The parish church of Saint-Pierre was built in the eighteenth century and marked an important...
La Danse macabre
La Danse Macabre (The Gruesome Dance) is a work illustrating an iconographic theme that was extremely widespread in the West in the late Middle Ages. It’s not just a straightforward dance of the dead as some commentators have claimed, but a work...
Notre-Dame-de-Sardaigne chapel
Notre-Dame-de-Sardaigne was for a long time the parish church of Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne even though it was some distance from the village, and it is one of the most interesting churches in the pays de Grasse. Archaeological research has shown that...
The Episcopal buildings and the bishops of Grasse
Building work on the cathedral church of Notre-Dame du Puy and the Episcopal buildings that now house the town hall began after the diocese of Antibes was transferred to Grasse in twelve forty-four. Let’s start our visit with the cathedral. The main...
Saint-Trophime parish church
Like many churches in the area, the walls of Saint-Trophime parish church bear the traces of different phases of construction. Two different spaces can be distinguished under the same two-sided roof. On the left is the old part while the right-hand...