Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, Nice

Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, Nice (must see)

The Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate is one of the most interesting and beautiful cathedrals in Nice. It is built on the site of a small church that dates back circa 1200. Built in the middle 17th century, and dedicated in 1699, the building is magnificent. It contains 10 chapels, that were maintained by private families, and three organs.

The name comes from a young Palestinian boy who was martyred for his Christian faith. Sainte-Réparate was 15 when he was beheaded and his body set adrift in a small vessel. According to legend, the boat floated up to the shores of Nice and he is now buried at the cathedral.

There have been additions over the years; the Baroque facade was added in the early 1800s. This hides the original cupola which is still there, but a bit hard to see. However, the cupola is covered in colored tiles and is beautiful standing guard over the transept.

The inside also carries on the Baroque theme with plentiful use of marble and gold. The barrel ceilings only add to the huge splendor of the cathedral which is built in the style of the Latin cross. This is definitely a must see when in Nice.

Why You Should Visit:
Fabulous interior and the decor is a wonder to behold. You can spend a very happy hour roaming, sitting and contemplating in this most peaceful setting.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm / 2-6pm; Sat: 9am-12pm / 2-7:30pm; Sun: 9am-1pm / 3-6pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate on Map

Sight Name: Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate
Sight Location: Nice, France
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Religious Building Walking Tour   Historic Buildings Tour  

Walking Tours in Nice, France

Create Your Own Walk in Nice

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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
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
Historic Buildings Tour

Historic Buildings Tour

Thanks to its history, the culture and architecture of Nice is diverse and very beautiful. The influences of Gothic, Italian, Latin and Genoese styles define the architecture of Nice. The beauty of this blend of styles is seen in the old buildings, churches and palaces. Take this tour to discover the masterpieces of art made by people centuries ago which are preserved to this day.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 Km or 4.4 Miles
Famous Museums of Nice Walking Tour

Famous Museums of Nice Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 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: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Kids Entertainment Tour

Kids Entertainment Tour

Nice is a very interesting city with activities for all ages and tastes. There are museums, galleries, historical buildings and theaters for people who love art in all its forms. For younger crowds there are clubs, pubs, bars and parks. There are also places for families that parents and children can enjoy. Take the following tour to discover the most popular attractions for kids.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles

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