Saint-Nicolas Basilica

Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, France

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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L S (7 months ago)
Beautiful church!
Charmaine Martel (8 months ago)
Just beautiful
Gill C (8 months ago)
Lovely old church with magnificent white stone columns & vaulted roof. Some nice stained glass & side chapels, quiet & tranquil. Steeped in history & well worth a visit. Hemmed in by narrow streets & buildings but plenty of parking by the river
Ju Lexpat' (10 months ago)
A pretty basilica, a beautiful ceremony. Only small negative point, the sound system could be improved. It's hard to understand when you're a little behind
Eiseo (2 years ago)
Beautiful basilica. Light show during summertime / candlelight mass for St Nicholas day
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