Saint Reparate is the Patron Saint of the town and diocese of Nice France

English: Nice Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Re...

English: Nice Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Reparata, in Nice, on the French Riviera (Alpes-Maritimes, France). Français : Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate de Nice (Alpes-Maritimes, France). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cathédrale Saint-Réparate - nuit

Cathédrale Saint-Réparate – nuit (Photo credit: stephanemartin)

English: Nice, Tower of Saint François

English: Nice, Tower of Saint François (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nice Cathedral

Nice Cathedral (Photo credit: freefotouk)

Cathedral of Nice FranceVIno con Vista Nice FranceIn the charming section of old Nice, you can visit the lovely Cathedral of Nice that is named after Saint Reparate. St. Reparate is the patron saint of Nice. She was martyred in Cesarea, Palestine during the persecutions of Emperor Dece (240-251). Her relics arrived in Nice in 1060.

Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate

Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate (Photo credit: Paphio)

 

The cathedral was designed in the 17th century by the architect Andre Guibera. The church tower was built between 1731 and 1757. In 949, the cathedral was raised to the rank of a basilica. THe facadeshows the statues of the 4 bishops that were the founders of the church of Nice: Pons, Bassus, Valerian and Siagre.

Organ, Ste Reparate Cathedral

Organ, Ste Reparate Cathedral (Photo credit: Drumaboy)

For more information visit:

http://www.cathedrale-nice.com

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