Basilique Saint-Nicolas is a basilica in the town of Saint-Nicolas-de-Port. It is a pilgrimage site, supposedly holding relics of Saint Nicholas brought from Italy. Nicolas became the patron saint of the Duchy of Lorraine. The current basilica was built in the 15th and 16th centuries and has fine Renaissance painted glass windows by Nicolas Droguet of Lyon, Valentin Bousch of Strasbourg, Hans von Kulmbach and Veit Hirsvogel from Nuremberg, Georges Millereau and other unknown artists, as well as 19th century replacements for lost glass works. It is a French Monument historique since 1840, and a minor basilica since 1950.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Laurent Reiffers (3 months ago)
A basilica that looks like a cathedral, a very beautiful place of worship to discover if you come to the area. The work of the craftsmen of yesteryear is truly beautiful, bringing sacred art to life.
Laura Pianelli (4 months ago)
Very beautiful basilica. A very good explanation and description of the vitals, the stories/dates, everything was well detailed. The statutes are very pretty, this basilica is full of history and small hidden details.
עמי מעוז (14 months ago)
Very, very impressive, a massive flamboiant gothic cathedral. No guidance available.
German Budnik (2 years ago)
Superior feeling and view inside! I do recommend!
cath goodfellow (3 years ago)
beautiful
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