One of the most beautiful villages in France, Saorge is a former fortified site reputed to be impregnable foreclosing the Roya Valley (Vallée de la Roya). The village is surrounding the amphitheatre-like Roya, at the very-edge of the Mercantour National Park (Parc National du Mercantour).
40 minutes from the beaches of the Côte d'Azur, the Ligurian Coast, the Riserva Bianca ski station at Limone Piemonte, on the circuit of the GR 52A Panoramique du Mercantour, the village offers a unique and preserved site, for a relaxing break, and activities accessible to all, amateurs, enthusiasts, experienced: mountaineering, canoë-kayak, canyoning, rafting, climbing, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country ski, downhill ski, via ferrata,...
Culture, sport, and music events are organized all year long. The village is also known for its local products and culinary specialties. With local producers and actors willing to promote their traditions, you will discover and enjoy local flavors.
The village offers a unique heritage of high narrow houses from the 15th and 16th century Ligure architecture, various national heritage-listed edifices, and a Lingiardi organ at the St Sauveur church.
An ideal place for a breathtaking escape!
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