Religious buildings

Abbaye de Sylvanès

The abbey dates back to the middle of the XII century and it was abandoned for a long time and sold to private owners during the French Revolution. It was transformed into a grange and only in 1970 it was bought by the village of Sylvanès. The “Association des amis de l’Abbaye de Sylvanès” took care of the restoration. The single-nave building is characterised by a double-pitched façade with two simple portals embrasured with a round arch and a big Gothic three-mullioned window with multicoloured glass. The inside is simple, built of exposed stones, with pointed arches, a transept and a square apse. An extraordinary refectory with cross vaults and a loggia with twin columns and pointed arches are attached to the church. A festival of holy music takes place here during the summer. […]


St-Dalmas-le-Selvage is worth a visit, with its parish church having a fine eighteenth-century steeple and preserves two triptychs of the XVI century (of the Virgin and St. Pancras). The parish church was a dependence of the Benedictine abbey of Pedona. The buildings of the historical centre ( XVIII century) have the typical roofs with larch shingles and beautiful sundials. […]

The Chapelle de Dromont

Just beyond the pass of Le Malpas, there is the Chapelle de Dromont, with a crypt dating back to the Merovingian epoch (VII century). The church preserves fragments of Carrara marble of roman epoch and it stands on a pre-Christian temple. The village of St-Geniez also has ancient origins, it stands on a roman villa of the V century. […]