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This is the church of Sainte Devote of Monaco.

According to the legend, Devota - Devote -, a young Christian girl originally from Corsica was martyred by Barbarus, prefect under the Emperors Diocletian and Maximian, at a date we can situate between 303 and 304. Her body, taken and hidden by fellow believers during the night, was put into a boat destined for Africa.

However, adverse winds directed the boat towards Monaco and the Saint’s body was consequently buried in the chapel of the glen known as "des Gaumates", close to the port, on 27th January of the same year.

A church was first recorded on this site in 1070 but there were various additions and restorations in the 17th and 19th centuries. It is situated in a gorge between the harbour and the underground station (seen here as the lit archway in the background).

Information taken from the website of the minister of state for Monaco.

I didn't have a tripod so I assume I must have found a stable surface somewhere to be able to take this shot.

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