Voeu (Vow) Church is often referred to as Church of Our Lady and St. John the Baptist. The vow refers to the promise made by the town. The council promised they would dedicate a church to Our Lady if she protected the town from a severe cholera outbreak. They built the church 1841-1852. Originally, the site was on the Place Masséna, but threats of flooding resulted in its removal to the present site. You can walk to Voeu Church in the Vielle Town. Many budget hotels in Nice are near Voeu Church. If your visit coincides with the annual repetition of the Vow, you might want to use EasyToBook.com to be sure of a room.
The town hired architect Charles Mosca to design Voeu Church. Instead of neo-Gothic or Baroque, he selected a simpler style - neo-Classical. This design is obvious in the use of ionic columns beneath the triangular pediment of the facade. Inside, the clean lines continue with the use of a simple single nave with two aisles. Of particular interest are the two Processional Madonnas of Voeu dating from 1552 and 1832. The Altar of Our Lady of Grace contains a third processional - this time the 1865 carved processional of Madonna delle Grazie. There is a baptismal font given to the church by the Countess of Falicon Renaud. The main altar features work by the Swiss artist Gaspard Edouard Hauser.
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