This imposing cathedral is one of Old Nice's most iconic monuments. It stands on the essential Place Rossetti, popular for its restaurant terraces and the famous ice-cream shop, Fenocchio.
Built in the second half of the 17th century, it was consecrated as a cathedral in 1699. Today, it has become an essential monument in Nice. Its location on one of the busiest squares in the Old Town allows thousands of passers-by to admire its majestic beauty every day. Behind its impressive Baroque architecture nestle ten chapels as well as three organs. Everything was built in a style inspired by Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. If you look closely, you will realise that it is built in the shape of a Latin cross oriented to the East.
In addition to being the Old Town's largest sanctuary, it is also the headquarters of the diocese of Nice. Sainte-Réparate Cathedral is a place of prayer for the people of Nice as well as a tourist highlight not to be missed in the heart of the city of Nice. It was registered as a Historic Monument in 1906. It was also raised to the rank of Minor Basilica in 1949, the same as the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
All year round
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 7.30 pm. On Sunday between 9 am and 1 pm and between 3 pm and 6 pm.