Notre-Dame de Nice

Nice, France

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice was built between 1864 and 1868. It was designed by Louis Lenormand and is the largest church in Nice, but is not the cathedral.

Inspired by Angers Cathedral, it is built in the Neo-Gothic style. Its construction was motivated by a desire to frenchify the city after the County of Nice was annexed to France from Italy, and at the time Gothic buildings were supposed to be characteristically French. Its most prominent features are the two square towers 65 m high, which dominate the east front together with a large rose window featuring scenes of the Assumption of Mary.

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Rue d'Italie 2, Nice, France
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Founded: 1864-1868
Category: Religious sites in France

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Camila Méndez (6 months ago)
Beautiful place of worship, I loved it
Jenny Zang (8 months ago)
I visited here before we left Nice, it’s a nice place to sit down, praise lord, rest your body and heart peacefully.
Tausif Baber (8 months ago)
There is a road right in front of it to take a good picture from a distance
Elli Spiegyte (12 months ago)
Beautiful architecture! Lights up lovely at night.
Virgile Mison (13 months ago)
Beautiful basilica well located in the city center.
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