This 17th century Baroque cathedral honors Nice’s patron saint, Saint Réparate, whose relics have been enshrined here since 1690.
The current structure was built on the site of the original 13th centuy church, which was razed when it was deemed too small for Nice’s growing importance. The new cathedral was based on the model of Santa Susanna in Rome, which had introduced a Latin cross ground plan with a cupola over the transept crossing. Since the intial construction, additions include a campanile, a Baroque revival façade and apses.
Cathédrale Saint Réparate, Saint Réparate, Nice, France