Located on Avenue Jean Médecin, in the city centre, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption was built between 1864 and 1868 according to the plans of the French architect Louis Lenormand.
It is the largest church in Nice. In neo-Gothic style, it is inspired by the Cathedral of Angers. The basilica has two square towers twenty-five meters high, surmounting on either side a large rose window depicting scenes from the mystery of the Assumption. Many stained glass windows are distributed in the 19 side chapels.
It is quite massive, and this is explained: its construction was part of a desire of the authorities to Frenchize the city after the annexation of Nice County to France in 1860; and the Gothic-style buildings were supposed to be characteristic of a French style.
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