Yes, alright; the similarity between this building and the Cathedral of Notre- Dame in Paris is more than obvious, but that doesn't stop it from standing as a real symbol of Nice. In fact, this basilica is the largest in the city, and it's even bigger than the city's cathedral. Built in a neo-Gothic style, it was erected during 1868, according to the design by Louis Lenormand. The two square towers that support the facade measure 31 metres tall, and between these is a beautiful rose window that shows scenes of the Assumption of Mary (of whom it's named after). The absence of a large number of sculptures at the main entrance is curious, but the lack of funds during its construction forced it to be decorated in a much more modest fashion. The interior of the basilica stands out for its slender main nave and its eight lateral chapels, as well as its beautiful stain-glass windows which give it a majestic pose.
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