One of the most lovely churches in Provence is the Cathedrale St-Sauveur. It is found in Aix and is a mix of styles from the fifth century to the 17th.

This Renaissance dome there is held up by six Roman columns from the old Roman forum it was built upon. You can even find traces of an old Roman street in the church.

There are two organs like this.

An old chandelier.

There’s a dragon in the church. According to legend, Martha tamed a dragon which was terrorizing the villagers with some scripture. Afterwards, they killed it. The dragon could also be a symbol of satan.

6 thoughts to “St-Sauveur”

  1. Hi there…I`m back in blogland and catching up on all the 100`s of fabulous posts I missed out on…..and here you are still taking us on a fabulous journey…glad you are still around..missed you –Gypsy Purple -Chamara

  2. Linda, you take some of the most equisite photos I have ever seen. You have a real eye for knowing what to take and how.
    I can’t tell you how much I enjoy them and how nice it is for you to share all this with the rest of us.

  3. I am so drawn to this post, LInda. I love the churches in Europe. And I admit I know not a thing about this one, but the fact it has a dragon is perfect. (and my real name is Martha….)

  4. I saw a beautiful church such as that one in Germany. It stood out in the middle of the country alongside Lake Constance. They truly do magnificent work in Europe.

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