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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Thelma Rath-Patel (9 months ago)
Beautiful French Gothic style church
Jacobs (14 months ago)
Nice Avenue to walk till the up street market. Wide enough to walk and to enjoy some coffee on the way
Internet Explorer (16 months ago)
It's very beautiful on the outside and on the inside! A great place to pray if you want to.
Ann Rhodes (2 years ago)
Staff were very friendly, good service. The heaters created a warm area on a relatively cool December evening. Good sized food portions
Colin Day (2 years ago)
The inside is reasonably smart but the outside when lit up at night is better, as it really brings an atmosphere to the building. This has to be one of the largest churches in Nice, however it is more of a place of worshop that a tourist attraction. Well worth a short visit to look around to see some of the artwork and the statues. Quite well lit inside because of the large windows. Easy to sit for a few moments of quiet contemplation.
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