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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Stanimir Dimitrov (10 months ago)
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice is a Roman Catholic basilica situated on the Avenue Jean Médecin in the centre of Nice, in France. It is built in the Neo-Gothic architectural tradition.
Andrei Alba (15 months ago)
The basilica is known for its beautiful architecture, which combines elements of Gothic and Neo-Gothic styles. The exterior of the building is adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures, while the interior features soaring ceilings, stained glass windows, and ornate decorations.
Red Barker (2 years ago)
Splendid church located right in the heart of the city of Nice. The interior and ceiling design is worth a visit alone for the architectural asthetics.
Dianne Gisele (2 years ago)
Beautifully located in the center of the city. Good place if you have time to reflect and pray. I really admire the high ceiling interior design and stained glass !
Oleksandr Protsenko (2 years ago)
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, a majestic Catholic church in the historic part of Nice, Masterpiece stained glass windows.... Beauty, splendor, grandeur, peace, tranquility, silence, power....
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