Cathédrale - Vieille Ville

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Nice Cathedral Mar 14, 2017
Nice's old town is home to the wonderful Cathedral de Sainte Reparate. The cathedral is dedicated to Sainte Reparate, a virgin who was martyred. Her remains are sheltered inside the cathedral.

The cathedral was built between 1650 and 1699. It has a bell tower and ten chapels.

There are some wonderful works of art inside the cathedral. It was also home to a beautiful nativity scene during our visit. The cathedral's holy door, which is normally kept closed, was open during our visit by order of the pope as 2015 to 2016 is the Year of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for the Catholic Church. I had never heard of a Jubilee Year, but have looked it up and found that it is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. Normally the pope opens the holy door in Saint Peter's, Rome during a Jubilee Year, but this year he ordered a holy Door open in every diocese around the world.

Place Rossetti is the lovely square which is home to Nice Cathedral. It is surrounded by narrow streets and lots of shops and restaurants. It was also the location of a very large nativity scene during our visit. The French, we noticed, seem to like life size nativity scenes with moving figures.
Nice Cathedral.
Nice Cathedral.
Nice Cathedral.
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