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Dreams of the French Riviera

Nice has always been one of the marquee attractions on the French Riviera. The deep azure waters of the Bay of Angels, its pebbled beaches, wonderful climate, and celebrity status all made Nice the epitome of the Cote d’Azur. When it comes to art and culture, Nice rivals Paris, hosting the Matisse Museum (with the artist’s first ever work) and a vast number of art galleries and old churches. At dusk, the city transforms into a sparkling jewel above the sea, adrift in the sights and smells of a vibrant Riviera nightlife.

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Église du Gesù

Église du Gesù

Jesuit Braoque church

Jesuit Braoque church Editors' Note

Église du Gesù (Église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur Nice, or Church of Jesus) is a Baroque church built between 1607 and 1650 for the Jesuits of the city. The church was designed by Santi Martiri de Turin, inspired by the Église du Gesù in Rome.

Église du Gesù has a Corinthian facade. The bell tower is made of bricks and measures 42 meters in height. The dome is covered with polychrome tiles. The inside of the church is decorated with motifs depicting the life of St. Jacques le Majeur.

Église du Gesù
1 Place Jésus, 06000 Nice