Notre-Dame de Nice
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice (French: Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice) is a Roman Catholic basilica situated on the Avenue Jean-Médecin in the centre of Nice, in France. It is in the Neo-Gothic architectural tradition.
Inspired by Angers Cathedral, it is built in the Gothic style. Its construction was motivated by a desire to frenchify the city after the County of Nice was annexed to France from Kingdom of Sardinia, 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.
- Les concerts de Notre-Dame: Official website of the Mairie de Nice
- L'architecture à Nice entre 1850 et 1860, Michel Steve, Cahiers de la Méditerranée, vol. 74, Les crises dans l'histoire des Alpes-Maritimes, 2007
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