Situated on the southern bank of the Vieux Port above the dry dock, this abbey played an important role in development of ... More
Situated on the southern bank of the Vieux Port above the dry dock, this abbey played an important role in development of Christianity in the Mediterranean between the 11th and 18th Centuries. In the 14th Century, Pope Urbain V oversaw its fortification. The abbey's crypt and catacombs, which contain a number of ancient sarcophagi, are open to visitors, while its excellent acoustics make it the perfect venue for the religious and classical music concerts held here on a regular basis. Large crowds attend its special ceremonies for la fête de la Chandeleur (Candlemas) in February.
In the twelfth century, the site of Saint Ferreol's church was a Templar command post where the monastico chivalric order
was banned. In 1369 the Augustine monks acquired the Knights' buildings. The current church was consecrated in 1542 and ...
Viticulture was introduced to this fertile region of Aquitaine by the Romans, and intensified in the Middle Ages. The Saint
Emilion area benefited from its location on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and many churches, monasteries and ...
Enjoy the sparkling new Holiday Inn Express, superbly located in the center of Marseille, in front of the TGV station,
and a short walk from le Vieux Port. It is also just 4 stops, by Tube, from the Parc ...