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.
Situated at the entrance to the Vieux Port on the south bank, Fort Saint Nicolas was built on the orders
of the "Sun King" Louis XIV, according to a radial design plan by the chevalier de Clerville in the ...
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