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Eglise du Gésù

  • Corner of Rue Droite and Rue du Jésus Map It
  • Nice
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

If Nice's other chapels are jewel boxes, this is a barn. Broad, open, and ringing hollow after the intense concentration of sheer matter in the Miséricorde and Ste-Rita, it seems austere by comparison. That's only because the decoration is spread over a more expansive surface. If it's possible, this 17th-century Baroque chapel is even more theatrical and over the top than its peers. Angels throng in plaster and fresco, pillars spill over with extravagantly sculpted capitals, and from the pulpit (to the right, at the front) the crucifix is supported by a disembodied arm.

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Corner of Rue Droite and Rue du Jésus, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 06000, France

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Published 10/16/2017


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