Basilique Notre-Dame, Nice

Basilique Notre-Dame, Nice (must see)

The Notre Dame Church of Nice is the largest of the churches located in the city. It is also one of the main Old Town attractions, representing the first of the churches built in the area in a more modern architectural style. You can find the building on Avenue Jean Medecin, in the very heart of that part of Nice.

By far, most of the religious buildings in Nice have been designed in an Italian Baroque manner. So, in 1848, when the Eglise Notre-Dame was built, its very Gothic style represented something totally new. The design was created by the famous C. Lenormand. The style lends an old and majestic kind of look to this house of worship that transcends the building's actual age.

The Avenue Jean Medecin is a very busy street in old Nice; therefore, it shouldn't be too difficult for anyone to find things to do along its whole length, making a stop at the famous church a must-do for the day's travel.

Why You Should Visit:
The architecture is impressive, especially when the exterior is lit up at night and reflects in the glass windows next door and across the street.
Serene, with beautiful rose windows and stained glass on the inside, it offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Nice.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:30am-12pm / 2:30-7pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Basilique Notre-Dame on Map

Sight Name: Basilique Notre-Dame
Sight Location: Nice, France
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Religious Building Walking Tour   Historic Buildings Tour  

Walking Tours in Nice, France

Create Your Own Walk in Nice

Create Your Own Walk in Nice

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nice is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Daily Life Tour

Daily Life Tour

Nice is a great city to visit for the pleasant weather, the sea and its beauty. It is an old town with many beautiful places to visit. Besides the tourist areas there are places that locals love to visit, with very important historical value. Take the following tour to discover the most popular places for Nice’s locals.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Religious Building Walking Tour

Religious Building Walking Tour

Catholicism is the main religion in France. Besides Catholic churches there are other churches of other religions including Orthodox, Anglican, Baptist, Evangelistic, Protestant and others. Take the following tour to discover the churches of Nice.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 Km or 4.1 Miles
Shopping Areas in Nice

Shopping Areas in Nice

Nice is a beautiful city with large streets, a beautiful atmosphere, beautiful places, important historical sites, monuments and buildings. It is a great place to shop. In nearly every region of the city are streets with large zones dedicated to markets and shops with everything from clothes and books, to food and souvenirs. Take the following tour to discover the most beautiful places for...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Nice, an iconic destination in Southern France, has been the lure for the rich and famous for centuries thanks to its temperate Mediterranean climate and picturesque seafront. Other than chic boutiques, hotels and restaurants, the city is famed for its historic attractions, such as the Promenade des Anglais ("Promenade of the English"), 19th century Opéra de Nice, Château, Cours...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Art Museums Walking Tour

Art Museums Walking Tour

Nice is considered one of the oldest cities in the world. Due to its location and climate, Nice attracted many famous painters. Because so many artists have resided here, there are a large number of art museums. Check out the most visited ones in Nice in this next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.2 Km or 5.7 Miles
Famous Museums of Nice Walking Tour

Famous Museums of Nice Walking Tour

Throughout time life has been reflected in art, preserving the past and human history till today in the works that remain. These preserved works continue to be admired by thousands of people and will continue to do so long into the future. Museums keep the history of our ancestors alive. Take the following tour to discover the history of Nice.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles

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