Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur

Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, Nice

Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur

Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur
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Luisguiper
Bogota, Colombia1,016 contributions
Great frescoes
Jun. 2019
It was open when I happened to walk by the street where the church is located, so I entered. Though the building is high, the interior is rather small; the charming interior called my attention right away. It looked like a medieval atmosphere, but actually the church was built in the 17th century. Art is everywhere represented by frescoes on the walls and ceilings, paintings and religious work. A mass was being celebrated at that moment, so I kept my distance not to interrupt it.
Written 20 May 2020
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17KAG
Edmonton, Canada3,617 contributions
Beautiful even during restoration
Sep. 2019
We topped in here during our food tour and were happy for the shade and the historical explanation from our guide. Worth a visit.
Written 3 December 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia22,672 contributions
Baroque Church Dating Back To 1650
May 2019 • Couples
This was an interesting old Roman Catholic church on Rue Droite in Old Town Nice.The Jesuits arrived in Nice in 1607 and built a school and then added to it and this church was completed around 1650. The Baroque facade was added in 1825. The church is now between other buildings but worth a look.
Written 4 July 2019
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK3,409 contributions
It’s great
Apr. 2019
It has a divo and Jacobo sign on this church. The church is great and I love the colour of it. It’s a small church too.
Written 11 April 2019
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,741 contributions
Over-The-Top Decorations Inside
Dec. 2018 • Couples
While exploring Nice's Old Town, we initially walked right by this Roman Catholic church, sandwiched between two other buildings. But on our return, we spied the gray-blue and yellow structure with its Corinthian facade and Palladian windows and decided to enter for a quick look. A sign inside welcomed visitors in English, German, Italian and French.

The interior, though relatively small, required us to stay longer than we planned in order to take in all the Baroque details. Frescoes and bas reliefs seemed to be everywhere. I also noted false marble and countless cherubs. Ornateness reigned supreme.

This church is known by two names -- Eglise du Gesu (Jesus) and Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur. These reflect its start as a Jesuit chapel in the 17th century and the subsequent move to parish status in the 19th century under the patronage of Saint Jacques le Majeur.
Written 14 February 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson15,771 contributions
Multiple personalities?
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Old town is pretty small, there's hardly room for the few churches we found. However, the church and site seems to be multi-tasking as Divo Jacobo (which, we assume, may be Italian for Eglise Saint-Jacques, Eglise du Gesu, and Eglise Saint-Jacques. At the end of the proverbial day, they all seem to share the same address: 1 Rue du Jesus.

The church was constructed in the mid-1600's and is an example of Baroque architecture. What impressed us was how this modestly small church got sandwiched into this tight space. The facade is rather austere

During our Monday afternoon visit, the church was closed. However, that did not affect our appreciation of the mystery surrounding this very attractive parish church.
Written 25 September 2018
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Dave P
Devizes, UK126 contributions
A hidden gem.
Jun. 2018 • Couples
This church was almost an afterthought as we had already seen quite a few churches. But the effort was well rewarded, free to enter, photos permitted (no flash) and a stunning interior. Every surface is decorated in immense detail. Unfortunately, the ceiling badly needs repairs so give generously if you visit, it would be a terrible shame to lose such a beautiful piece of art.
Written 19 June 2018
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Adrian Fabre
Paris, France227 contributions
You will never see a church like this
Jan. 2018 • Family
The church is built in a mountain, so for going there you must take a bus from the city center... or walk. There is free the entrance. Go ealy because there is a lot of people, and the view is very impresive in that place.
Written 25 April 2018
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Travelwithamer
Istanbul, Turkey591 contributions
Excellent architecture of Baroque mixed with a Roman touch!
Mar. 2018
The church has a Baroque architecture.
Looking at the building, one would clearly notice the similarities between this church and the Church of the Gesù in Rome. The Nice church was influenced by the Piedmontese baroque style with the constraints of a Roman edifice.

I do enjoy watching the detailed declaration of the church as well as the area surrounding it.
Written 14 March 2018
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Karen P
Canberra, Australia311 contributions
wonderful example of 17th century church
Dec. 2017 • Couples
Tucked away in a non-descript alley, this church was a wonderful surprise. Inside the walls are continuous frescos and bas-reliefs with lots of detail in its decorations. The use of gesso and gilt on the fluted pilasters brings light to the interior. The trompe l'oeil also add to the unique interior design. There is no escaping the serenity and sanctuary this church offers. Free to enter and enjoy.
Written 27 January 2018
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