Sainte Rita Church (Nice – France)
1 Rue de la Poissonnerie, 06300 Nice, France
The Church of the Annunciation, called “Sainte Rita Church” by all the inhabitants of the city of Nice, is one of the oldest of Nice. The date of its construction may be established towards the year 900 of the Christian era. Dedicated to the apostle James the Greater for 935 years, of which 893 was a parish, … Continue reading Sainte Rita Church (Nice – France)
Saint-Victor Abbey (Marseilles / France)
Abbaye Saint-Victor, Place Saint-Victor, Marseille, France
The Saint-Victor Abbey of Marseilles was founded in the 5th century by Jean Cassien, near the tombs of martyrs of Marseilles, among which Saint Victor of Marseille († in 303 or 304), who gave it his name. The abbey gained considerable importance at the turn of the first millennium by its influence throughout Provence. One … Continue reading Saint-Victor Abbey (Marseilles / France)
Basilica Notre Dame de Lourdes (Nancy – France)
149 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 54000 Nancy, France
The Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes was built in Nancy (France) in 1908, the fiftieth anniversary of the apparitions in Lourdes of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous. Designed by Jules CRIQUI, thanks to the dynamism of the priest-builder, Monsignor Leon LOEVENBRUCK and the generosity of the faithful that the building shone rapidly … Continue reading Basilica Notre Dame de Lourdes (Nancy – France)
Church Notre Dame de Bon Repos de Montfavet (Avignon – France)
7 place de l'église 84140 avignon
In 1341, Cardinal Bertrand de Montfavet acquires within the Clos des Rivans, a property of Cardinal des Ursins he named the name of “Good rest” (Bon repos). He increases it by purchasing new land and decided to found a monastery where he elects burial. The project, entrusted to Pierre Bertrand and Folcoaud begins in 1343, shortly after … Continue reading Church Notre Dame de Bon Repos de Montfavet (Avignon – France)
Basilica St Marie Madeleine (Saint Maximin – France)
Basilique de St Maximin 6, Place Jean Salusse 83470 St Maximin la Ste Baume
Mary Magdalene (or Mary of Bethany), sister of Martha and Lazarus, fleeing persecution of Herod, took refuge in Provence with her brother and sister. After landing at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, she served for thirty years a cave of the massif of Sainte-Baume while she evangelized Provence. At her death, she was buried in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume. Became famous, her … Continue reading Basilica St Marie Madeleine (Saint Maximin – France)
Vow Church – Saint Jean Baptist (Nice – France)
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - le Voeu, Rue Alfred Mortier, Nice, France
A chapel dedicated to Saint Antoine-Ermite, was erected on the left bank of the Paillon, up to the school Massena, from the twelfth century, near the fortified bridge, which was for centuries the only access to the Paillon. The church was rebuilt in 1549 on the right bank of the Paillon, approximately at the location … Continue reading Vow Church – Saint Jean Baptist (Nice – France)
La Major Cathedral (Marseille – France)
Cathédrale de la Major, Place de la Major, Marseille, France
Marseille’s cathedral is the La Major Cathedral or Sainte-Marie-Majeure Basilica. It was built in the second half of the 19th century, between 1852 and 1893, and reflects oriental influences with its Romanesque-Byzantine style.
Cathedral Notre Dame du Puy en Velay (France)
2 Rue de la Manecanterie, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay, France
In 950, the bishop of Puy Godescalc is the first pilgrim to the road to Saint Jacques de Compostela. After returning, the Puy becomes the starting point of one of the most important ways to Galicia (via Podiensis).
Church Saint Laurent (Marseille – France)
13002 Esplanade de la Tourette, Marseille, France
The Church of St. Laurent is the oldest church in Marseille. Constructed in a Roman-Provencal style the Saint-Laurent church is located in the 2nd district of Marseille close to the Saint Jean Fort on a hillock that served as name-giver. It is the parish of Marseille’s fishermen.
Church Notre Dame des Accoules (Marseille – France)
2 Montée des Accoules, Marseille, France
Church of the eleventh century, the church Accoules and the bell tower of the Sauveterre were rebuilt in the thirteenth century. Demolished in 1794 for hosting political meetings while the French Revolution was raging in the country, the church was rebuilt shortly before the July Monarchy.