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The Church Notre-Dame-de-l'esperance: photos, description Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'esperance)

Catholic Church Notre Dame de l'esperance (our lady of Hope) stands on the hilltop of Le Suquet. Here, at the top of Old Cannes, in the square in Castres, there are two medieval gems: the castle of Castre and the oldest parish Church of the town. Its bell tower with a clock, like the tower of the castle, clearly visible from below and known to every inhabitant of Cannes.

Once the entire city was placed on this hill. Kanzi went to Mass at the only Church built in the XII century by the monks of the Abbey Leninskogo in the castle, the Notre - Dame-du-Puy (now former chapel of St Anne). However, to the XVI century it already could not hold true - the population is greatly increased. And to organize a normal parish life outside the castle walls was difficult. The government realized that we need a new Church, and decided that it should be similar to the temple in the town of Roquebrune-sur-Argens. Construction began in 1521. It was assumed that the Church will be ready in three years, but work all the time interrupt because of the invasions of plague that lasted over a hundred years and only ended in 1641.

Gothic building of light-brown stone, it looks pretty hard. A rectangular bell tower in Romanesque style animate watch. The visitor enters through a stone portal in the style of the late Renaissance and sees what's inside the Church is as simple as the outside. But pay attention to the Georges Roux frescoes and gilded wooden statues of our lady of Hope (XVIII century) and St. Anne (XV century).

If a tourist arrived in July, he can catch the Musical festival nights Suquet" - classical music performed right in front of Notre-Dame-de-l'espérance. After the concert inspired the audience with a viewing platform overlooking the Bay of Cannes and La Croisette. And if tourists are lucky enough to visit Cannes for Christmas, he should necessarily study an animated Nativity scene, which is the Church. It day into night, angels fly, animals walk, the Magi worship the Baby, and on earth peace, good will toward men".