Chapelle de Maurion

Chapel Notre-Dame de Maurion

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Chapel, Town of Art & History, 17th C in Saorge
  • In recognition of the protection granted to them by Our Lady during the plague epidemic that ravaged the region in 1631, the Saorgians erected a chapel at the place called Maurion, where some inhabitants took refuge to escape the epidemic.

  • The walls of the chapel are covered with ex-votoen thanks to wishes granted. Every 8 September, Saorgiens and Fontanais meet in Maurion to pray to Our Lady and attend Mass followed by a blessing from the countryside and the sharing of the blessed bread. They then go for a picnic at the edge of the Cairos while waiting for vespers.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • On September 8, 2024