Eglise Saint François de Paule in Vieux Nice

Have you ever walked by the église Saint François de Paule in Vieux Nice ? Perhaps you never noticed that the façade sticks out a bit and rises far above the actual building.  That’s because the façade was plastered against the Church much later, not made at the same time. This Church founded by the mendicant Order of Minimes in 1633 has something particularly interesting inside that you could easily miss.

As you enter, head toward the left and take a look at the painting by Hercule Trachel produced some time between 1863 and 1869, called le Sacré-coeur de Jésus. What’s remarkable about this painting is on the lower portion you will see a landscape of Nice ! Looking from the left you will find Cap Ferrat, Mont Boron (where the Cross is), the Château de Nice and the city, la B aie des Anges, the Valley of the Var, the Cap d’Antibes, the Islands of Lerins and the Estérel. A remarkable painting, but so easy to miss if you don’t know it exists. See all of Nice with the experts of Via Nissa.