Cimiez Cathedral

Nice, France

Cimiez Cathedral

Cimiez Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Cimiez, also Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Château) was a Roman Catholic church in the southern town of Nice, France. The cathedral sat on the hill of the Château de Nice, a castle overlooking the city. The bishop's seat was transferred to the present Nice Cathedral in 1590. After incurring damage in the Siege of Nice in 1691, the former cathedral was demolished in 1706.

Cimiez Cathedral was initially the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Cimiez established in the Roman port of Cemenelum, the precursor of the modern Cimiez, and joined to the Diocese of Nice as early as 465, after which its cathedral became the seat of the Bishops of Nice.



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