FacebookFollow us on TwitterYouTube ChannelPinterestGoogle+
Zoom
  • © Wikimedia Commons / Abderitestatos
    St Victor Abbey - © Wikimedia Commons / Abderitestatos
  • © Wikimedia Commons / Remi Mathis
    St Victor Abbey - © Wikimedia Commons / Remi Mathis

    Rendez-vous in St Victor Abbey

    A superb medieval church dating from the 5th century, with a crypt that contains several sarcophagus. It was originally a powerful abbey ruled by Abbot John Cassian, whose influence spread to Spain and Italy. Only the abbatial church and the crypts remain today.

    Every year in March a procession pays homage to the Virgin Mary, and biscuits known as navettes (small boats) are cooked.

 
 
    tagged as : French Cities, Beaches & costal areas, Pilgrimages & Spiritual Tours, Culture & Heritage, 13-Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence, Religious Building/Heritage