Antibes Cathedral

Antibes, France

Antibes Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Platea d'Antibes) has been gradually built from the 5th or 6th century on the site of a pagan temple. The remains of this temple can be seen in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. It is said that St Paul was arrested here on a journey to Spain in 63 AD. Destroyed by the barbarians in 1124, the church was rebuilt in the early 13th century. The plan is with three naves. The church has undergone many transformations over the centuries.

The current facade is in Italian style from 1747 rebuilt after a heavy bombardment. Interior, some masterpieces from the Reaissance and Modern times: A crucifix from the middle of the 15th century in the choir. The transept chapel is a masterpiece painted by Provençal artist Louis Brea in the 16th century: it represents The Virgin with Rosary. Do not leave without admiring the carved portal by Jacques Dole from the beginning of the 18th century.

It was formerly the seat of the Bishops of Antibes, later the Bishops of Grasse. The seat was not restored after the French Revolution and was added by the Concordat of 1801 to the Diocese of Nice.

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Founded: 13th century/1747
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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James C (9 months ago)
Worth sticking your head in. Stunning location looking out over the sea.
Ha Dinh Hong (11 months ago)
Very old and beautiful church nearby Mediterranean Sea
Qihua M (2 years ago)
I had a wonderful and surprise lunch stop in Antibes, visiting the Cathedral, Picasso Museum.
SUBHI ZORA (2 years ago)
Lovely historical church in Antibes, gives its parishioners and visitors plenty of love and spiritual warmth. I love to attend the Masses there every time I am there, loved both the English Mass on Saturday and the French one on Sunday. A lively and thriving community, full of live, singing, worship and devotion. Subhi Zora (Dr). M
William Khalil (2 years ago)
2022.09.06 The first stop in Antibes was to Antibes Cathedral. The Cathedral was nice. Did a prayer to our dear family, friends, and to peace in the world.
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