This cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and its name originates in the relics of St. Reparate that arrived to Nice in 1090. The cathedral itself was built between the years 1650 and 1699. It has been classed as a monument historique since 9 August 1906.
The building is breathtaking, it is clear that there was a lot of tedious work and perfectionism behind all the decorations, lighting, and the appearance of the interior. When you get inside, you can adore the figures, stained glass and the beautiful paintings.
You really do not have to be religious to enjoy the quiet and peaceful contemplation that this cathedral is perfect for. Also, as one of very few religious buildings, this one is completely free of charge to get inside and open to the public.
Tue - Fri: 9 am - noon, 2 pm - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am - noon, 2 pm - 7:30 pm
Sun: 9 am - 1 pm, 3 pm - 6 pm