The Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice is situated on Avenue Jean Médecin and is a Roman Catholic basilica built in the Neo-Gothic architectural tradition.
In Ancient Rome, a basilica was originally used as a large public building with multiple functions. It would typically be built alongside the town’s forum.
The Notre Dame was built around 1864 after Nice was officially annexed to France from the kingdom of Sardinia. This explains the use of the Gothic style as during that time Gothic buildings were characteristically French.
The basilica has two square towers twenty-five meters high. On either side there is a large rose window that represents scenes from the Mystery of the Assumption.
The entrance is free of charge and you can visit any time during week days from 9:30 am to 11:30 am or from 4 pm to 6 pm.