The French Riviera

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  • Chapelle du Rosaire

    1. Chapelle du Rosaire

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On the outskirts of "new" Vence, toward St-Jeannet is the Chapelle du Rosaire, better known to the world-at-large as the Matisse Chapel. The...Read More

    Chapelle du Rosaire
  • 2. Basilique St-Michel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This majestic basilica dominates the skyline of Menton. Beyond the beautifully proportioned facade—a 19th-century addition—the richly frescoed...Read More

  • 3. Cathédrale de la Nativité de la Vierge

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In the center of the Vieille Ville, the Cathédrale de la Nativité de la Vierge was built on the Romans' military drilling field in the 11th...Read More

  • 4. Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Puy

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On a clifftop overlook at the Old Town's edge, the Romanesque Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Puy contains no fewer than three paintings by Rubens...Read More

  • 5. Cathédrale Ste-Réparate

    Old Town | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    An ensemble of columns, cupolas, and symmetrical ornaments dominates the Vieille Ville, flanked by an 18th-century bell tower and glossy ceramic...Read More

  • 6. Chapelle Cocteau

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This eccentric chapel was designed by Jean Cocteau as part of an artists' colony that never happened. It's an octagon built around a glass atrium...Read More

  • 7. Chapelle de l'Immaculée-Conception

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Just above the main church, the smaller Chapelle de l'Immaculée-Conception answers St-Michel's grand gesture with its own pure Baroque beauty...Read More

  • 8. Chapelle de la Miséricorde

    Old Town | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A superbly balanced pièce-montée (wedding cake) of half-domes and cupolas, this chapel is decorated within an inch of its life with frescoes...Read More

  • 9. Chapelle des Pénitents Blanc

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Jean-Michel Folon had a deep affection for the town of St-Paul-de-Vence, where he befriended artists such as César, so it seems fitting that...Read More

  • 10. Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Moustiers was founded as a monastery in the 5th century, but it was in the Middle Ages that the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir (first known...Read More

  • 11. Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Protection

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Nearly hidden in the hillside and entered by an obscure side door, the grand Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Protection, with its Italianate bell...Read More

  • 12. Chapelle Sainte-Rita

    Old Town | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 17th-century Carmelite chapel, officially known as the Église de l'Annonciation, is a classic example of pure Niçoise Baroque, from its...Read More

  • 13. Chapelle St-Pierre

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    So enamored was Jean Cocteau of this painterly fishing port that he decorated the 14th-century Chapelle St-Pierre with images from the life...Read More

  • 14. Eglise de l'Immaculée-Conception

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This sanctuary served as the region's cathedral until the bishopric was transferred to Grasse in 1244. The church's 18th-century facade, a...Read More

  • 15. Eglise du Gésù

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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...Read More

  • 16. Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Victoire

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Augmenting the Atlantic City vibe of this modern pleasure port is the gingerbread-and-gilt dome of the neo-Byzantine Église Notre-Dame-de-la...Read More

  • 17. Église San Rafeu

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Next to the Museum of Archeology in the Vieille Ville, the 12th-century Église San Rafeu (also known as St-Pierre-des-Templiers) is a miniature...Read More

  • 18. Église St-Martin

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This serene Baroque structure at the foot of the château anchors the oldest church-parish in Nice. Built in 1405, it was here that Martin Luther...Read More

  • 19. Église St-Michel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This modest Baroque church, above Rue Obscure, contains a movingly realistic sculpture of Christ carved in fig wood by an anonymous 17th-century...Read More

  • 20. Groupe Épiscopal

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Fréjus is graced with one of the most impressive religious monuments in Provence: the Groupe Épiscopal is made up of an early Gothic cathedral...Read More

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