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Detail from inside the church of Saint Sauveur in Saorge.

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Nisso-Ligure Baroque Tour France
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Part of Savoy since 1388, the county of Nice, just like its neighbouring Liguria, is full of evidence of the religious and artistic fervour of the Counter-Reformation of the 17th and 18th Centuries. This can still be seen today in the area's rich heritage, whether in the form of simple chapels or elegant parishes, with their exuberant interior decoration embellished with flourishes of gold and stucco.
This tour, which covers the Alpes-Maritimes area (around twenty towns) and the province of Imperia in Liguria enables you to explore these treasures of popular worship.

Nisso-Ligure Baroque Tour

Nisso-Ligure Baroque Tour , Saint Sauveur , France
Saint Sauveur

Saint Saveur was a Roman church before it became a baroque gem.

© Philippe ROYER-HOA-QUI
Nisso-Ligure Baroque Tour , The decoration in Saint Sauveur , France
The decoration in Saint Sauveur

The church boasts a large number of trompe-l'oeil paintings and painted stuccos.

© Christian Goupi - age fotostock
Nisso-Ligure Baroque Tour , The organ in Saint Sauveur , France
The organ in Saint Sauveur

Manufactured in Italy, the church's organ has been entirely restored.

© Ralph Braumer / age fotostock;
Nisso-Ligure Baroque Tour , The patterns displayed in Saint Sauveur , France
The patterns displayed in Saint Sauveur

You can see many painted stuccos inside the church.

Nisso-Ligure Baroque Tour , The Route Royale , France
The Route Royale

This road, linking Nice to Turin, runs through some superb villages.

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