Sainte Jeanne d'Arc is a Catholic church located in Nice, France noticeable for its original architecture. It is dedicated to Joan of Arc.

The church was built between 1926 and 1933 by the architect Jacques Droz in reinforced concrete.

The material, new at the time, allowed an original construction in a style influenced by Art Deco. Three cupolas with strong curves are supported by four pillars, which allows an installation of an astonishing interior volume. The angular form of the 65 m bell-tower is in opposition with the curves of the cupolas.

Interior paintings of Eugène Klementieff are influenced by Russian Cubism and Orthodox icons.

The style of this church is controversial among the inhabitants of Nice, judged ugly by some. The church is sometime nicknamed "the Meringue" for its white color.

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This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Sainte Jeanne d'Arc Church. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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