Sainte Jeanne d'Arc Church, Nice

Sainte Jeanne d'Arc Church, Nice

This is one of the local Roman Catholic parishes located in the city. The building pays tribute to their favorite saint, Joan of Arc. It is also one of the most unusual style churches that you will find anywhere in France, because the overall design is a radical departure from the more classical churches to be found elsewhere in town. In fact, the church is still quite controversial among the locals, often being described as a “bee hive shape.” There is beautiful white stone that has been used in the construction of the building also, which has led to the other nickname for this place: the Meringue.

In terms of pure style, this is a great example of art deco. The construction of this place started in 1914, and was led by the famous Frenchman Jacques Droz. Two crypts were built over time. In 1932, a basement was added over these structures, and the three large domes were added later. The height of the largest dome reaches 84 feet into the air. It accentuates the large steeple, which towers above the city of Nice at over 200 feet. On the inside, you will find some beautiful artwork by Eugene Klementieff, who painted the Stations of the Cross into a fresco.
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Sight Name: Sainte Jeanne d'Arc Church
Sight Location: Nice, France
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Religious Building Walking 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.
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
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 Galleries Walking Tour

Art Galleries Walking Tour

The most common galleries in Nice contain exhibitions of sculptures, photos, interior objects, graphics and furniture. They are generally open from one to three months at a time. Take the following tour to discover the most popular and prominent attractions in Nice.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 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
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
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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