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We were lucky enough to be in Nice to listen to the Orchestre D'Harmonie De La Ville was holding an orchestral concert in the old church. The church itself is a glorious building right near the old port. Unfortunately there was homeless sleeping on the...More
Pick up the pamphlet just inside the entrance to read the history of this church, quite detailed. On Sunday afternoon, start time 3:30, get there early to get a seat up front. And enjoy the free classical concerts by the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra under the...More
This is a "standard" French church - nothing unique. Similar baroque churches can be found all over. As we stayed nearby I was attending some of the ceremonies. It is always interesting to follow the local people in their every-day-doings.
We saw only the outside if this great church, as there was a funeral when we were at the spot. So, we could only take a look/sneak, but the church is remarkable - neoclassical (?) from the outside. The surroundings are not great.
We drove by the church a few times last week and had no idea it was a church. It reminded me more of an old Roman palace then a church. That being said, the columns in the front gives it all its charm!
During the winter, there are free symphony concerts each Sunday here at 15:30. It was a well-done concert (hour long) and gave us a great opportunity to see the architecture of the church. It's easy to access the church from the old town: you just...More
Historically, King Charles-Felix (1821-1831)initiated the project and its foundation was laid in 1840 by his nephew Charles-Albert. But following a torrential rain in 1841, the almost completed edifice collapsed. Finally it got completed in 1896. It is from this church that in 1860 all the...More