The largest church in Nice was inspired by the cathedrals of Paris and Angers. This neo-gothic building stands in the heart of the city, on the very commercial avenue Jean Médecin.
The Notre Dame de l'Assomption Basilica was built just after the the county of Nice became part of France (between 1864 and 1879) as part of the desire to make the city more French and more modern. Its architectural details, its amazing stained glass and its two 31-metre high towers are impressive. Located in the centre of the city, it offers passers-by a spectacular view to admire on a shopping trip. Moreover, the tram passes right in front and offers an amazing view to travellers. It is illuminated at night to offer a colourful show of magical light.
In addition to daily services, sacraments and celebrations, it is also a place for meetings and culture. Indeed, it is possible to go there to enjoy recitals and concerts organised there throughout the year. It was consecrated in 1925 and raised to the rank of Basilica by Pope Paul VI in 1978.