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Chapelle Saint Hospice

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Hidden : 8/5/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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La Chapelle Saint Hospice fut édifiée au XIème siècle sur les ruines d’un sanctuaire. Elle doit son nom à un saint, nommé Hospitius, qui vivait vers l’an 550. Au XVIIeme siècle, elle fut entièrement restaurée par Charles Emmanuel II, duc de Savoie. A l’intérieur on peut admirer des tableaux de Louis Marchand des Raux qui retracent la vie et les miracles de Saint Hospice. Une impressionnante vierge de douze mètres en bronze jouxte la chapelle. Elle a été construite en 1904 à la demande d’un riche négociant niçois à la suite de la réalisation d’un vœu. Elle a été réalisée par le sculpteur italien Galbusieri. Le Cimetière Belge situé en contrebas de la chapelle doit son nom aux victimes belges de la première guerre mondiale décédées à la Villa Les Cèdres alors transformée en hôpital militaire et propriété du roi des Belges Léopold II.

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La Chapelle Saint Hospice was built in the eleventh century on the ruins of a sanctuary. It is named after a saint named Hospitius, who lived around the year 550. In the seventeenth century yhe chapel was completely restored by Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy. Inside you can admire paintings by Louis Marchand des Raux retracing the life and miracles of St. Hospice. An impressive twelve meters high bronze virgin stands next to the chapel. It was built in 1904 at the request of a rich merchant from Nice following the completion of a vow. It was made by the Italian sculptor Galbusieri. The Belgian Cemetery located below the chapel owes its name to the Belgian victims of the First World War who died at the Villa Les Cedres then transformed into a military hospital and owned by the Belgian King Leopold II.  

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