Le Calvaire

Le Calvaire, Malaucene: Address, Le Calvaire Reviews: 4/5

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Googly2010
Tonbridge, UK717 contributions
Great viewpoint - all round views!!
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you walk through the very typical old town of Malaucene, you must make your way to Le Calvaire where you will be rewarded by 360 degree views as far as Mt Ventoux and a wonderful birds’ eye view of this pleasant town. We were quite surprised, on Sept 17, to see that the local piscine was still open and wished we had known in advance as it was very hot!
Written 18 September 2018
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Tineke07
Jodoigne, Belgium349 contributions
Great views
Aug 2017 • Family
Take the trip up to the Calvaire you will be rewarded with stunning views of Malaucene. You can also take your time to relax and reflect whilst walking around the stations of the Cross
Written 28 August 2017
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bdenitto
Falls Church, VA45 contributions
A great view of Malaucene!
Jul 2017 • Family
The views from this site are amazing! We went up at sunset with our 6 year old daughter. The path up to Le Calvaire takes you through the old part of the town. It was a nice after dinner stroll.
Written 19 July 2017
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Jaybird
Chesterfield, UK3 318 contributions
Beautiful Peaceful Views
Jun 2015 • Couples
We walk up here early in the morning and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and panoramic views. A little bird called a redstart was flitting around. We also saw lizards basking in the morning sun on the rocks. It is a wonderful place for quiet reflection but as I don't speak French the interpretation panel did nothing to help me understand the significance of the various ceramic panels with what was apparently haphazard lines on them. The art did nothing for me I am afraid. The well seasoned wood of the three cucifixes in the early morning sun against a deep blue sky was very moving and thought provoking. It is a pity some of the plants are growing so high they partially obscure it.
The view of of all the roofs below, some derelict, some freshly restored and tilting in every direction like a patchwork of terracotta is wonderful
Written 26 June 2015
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fontalys
Malaucene, France27 contributions
A religious site effaced.
Sep 2014 • Solo
Renovation placed in the wrong hands has abolished all information about the sacred, Christian purpose of Le Calvaire which was intended to give instruction in biblical history about "Calvary", the place of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The original 12 Stations of the Cross have been removed &, in their place, are recent ceramic plaques by a local artist who has installed meaningless lines in baked clay to replace the original 12 instructional representational images of the path to the Cross (Le Calvaire). The figure of Jesus Recumbent which once adorned the site in a representational tomb has been removed by the destroyers who have abolished all Christian imagery from the site.
Moreover, the original Calvaire was built upon the ruins of the Medieval castle which lies below the Calvaire. No historical plaque whatsoever exists at the site to reveal the history of the castle or its builders.
Written 9 December 2014
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Karen R
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia214 contributions
Panoramic Splendour
Sep 2014 • Friends
Le Calvaire is a flat-topped site at the highest point of the village. This was evidently once the site of a castle in the 12th century, but there's little left now except some ancient walls. Apparently the castle ruins were cleared out in the 18th century, and the walk up to the top was created, with 13 oratories along the way. It is steep but would rate as being easy walk to the top. The route up to the Calvaire is all cobblestones Rue du Chateau, ending with a peaceful green area and a panoramic view across the roofs of the town. You can view the modern art of the 12 stations and enjoy the wonderful views over the town and surrounding countryside. There are seats and some shade from trees at the top for those who just want to sit and enjoy the view.
Written 19 October 2014
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