Russian Orthodox Church

Moscow meets the Med

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The Russian Orthodox Cathedral is also called the Eglise Russe or Cathédrale Saint Nicolas, and is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe.

Like a glimpse of Moscow on the Mediterranean, the six onion domes reach up toward the blue sky, creating quite a show on the otherwise Belle Epoque landscape of Nice.

The cathedral was consecrated in December 1912 in memory of Nicholas Alexandrovich Tsarevich of Russia
who died in Nice, and was built to serve the large Russian population that
had settled in Nice by the end of the 19th century. Today it is the largest Russian orthodox place of worship outside Russian Federation.

The church is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mondays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

At A Glance

Blvd. Tzarevitch

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