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Multiple personalities?

Old town is pretty small, there's hardly room for the few churches we found. However, the church... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
A hidden gem.

This church was almost an afterthought as we had already seen quite a few churches. But the effort... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Dave P
Devizes, United Kingdom
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Rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Old town is pretty small, there's hardly room for the few churches we found. However, the church and site seems to be multi-tasking as Divo Jacobo (which, we assume, may be Italian for Eglise Saint-Jacques, Eglise du Gesu, and Eglise Saint-Jacques. At the end of...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This church was almost an afterthought as we had already seen quite a few churches. But the effort was well rewarded, free to enter, photos permitted (no flash) and a stunning interior. Every surface is decorated in immense detail. Unfortunately, the ceiling badly needs repairs...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed April 25, 2018

The church is built in a mountain, so for going there you must take a bus from the city center... or walk. There is free the entrance. Go ealy because there is a lot of people, and the view is very impresive in that place.

Thank Adrian F
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

The church has a Baroque architecture. Looking at the building, one would clearly notice the similarities between this church and the Church of the Gesù in Rome. The Nice church was influenced by the Piedmontese baroque style with the constraints of a Roman edifice. I...More

Thank Alshava
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Tucked away in a non-descript alley, this church was a wonderful surprise. Inside the walls are continuous frescos and bas-reliefs with lots of detail in its decorations. The use of gesso and gilt on the fluted pilasters brings light to the interior. The trompe l'oeil...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The church was very ornately decorated. Outside of the church it lists the individuals who had died during World War I.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Stumbled upon this church while disappointed after finding the Cathedral closed because it closed early on the Saturday before Easter. But I was so happy to see this church instead! A beautiful baroque church with lots of color and ornate decorations on the inside. I...More

Thank Tessa C
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Walking into the Old town, found the church that says on the front: Divo Jacobo Majori Apostolo. This is a Catholic church. Its not big, small but quite ornate. I especially like the preacher's podium that have the arm sticking out holding a cross. Its...More

Reviewed September 10, 2016

Small church worth a look when in the old village area. There is a famous of Christ. No inside pics allowed.

Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Reviewed April 24, 2016

We passed this church as we strolled along Rue Droite and popped in for a quick visit. It was very nice.

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Response from Alshava | Reviewed this property |
I have visited Nice tens of times .... the Church was always open from 9 am till 9 pm .... I could never see visiting hours .... as for the mass timings, I am not sure and do not understand it since I am not from the... More