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Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas a Nice

Address: Av Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: 06 78 05 04 55
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Ranked #25 of 107 Attractions in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Russian cathedral was built in the early 20th century in honor of the son of Aleksandr II tsarevich Nicolai, who died in Nice after failing to recover from tuberculosis.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would love to see the cathedral, but it's closed for refurb. I was a bit disappointed seeing it was wrapped around and there was no information about the re-open

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Hampshire, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place looks very interesting from the photographs. Unfortunately, it is closed to the public at present and, by the look of it, is likely to remain shut for some time. We could not find out when it is due to re-open, so check before making the journey.

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Fremont, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Rushed there before lunch close hour and found it was closed for construction. There was no information available online. Couldn't find English page/notes from their official website. Gift shop lady told us it won't be open until next year sometimes in late October or early November.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were in Nice in early September 2014 and I was really looking forward to seeing this church based on our travel book plus the rave reviews on trip advisor. When traveling, time is limited and at least for us, we really take the time to see things of interest and cannot afford to waste any time. This church was... More

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were really looking forward to seeing the Cathedral, and very disappointed that it was closed and covered in scaffolding. No part of it is accessible, inside or out. We were given directions at our hotel, and they were not aware it's been closed since July. Go to the beach instead.

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Nice, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

While it's closed for renovations, this is still probably the most striking example of a Russian Orthodox architecture that exists outside of the country. If you are into Boroque religious architecture, this place is a must.

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Scotland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This attraction is currently closed but none of the various information sites (including its own!) mentioned this. Several tourists of all nationalities were arriving to find it covered in scaffolding and shrouded in canvas with only a small gift shed open in grounds. Very disappointed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Russian Church in Nice is well worth visiting and the "Poor" rating I have given does not in any way reflect the grandure of the building. The reason for the "poor" rating is simply because none of the building is currently visible as it is shrouded in scaffolding and tarpaulins for the duration of the renovations. Indications are that... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Closed at present time, covered in scaffolding and 'covers', but will be back as what I have read promises to make it memorable.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I was in Nice at the end of August and unfortunately had not looked at the reviews on this site regarding the Cathedral, and yes it is still closed there is absolutely nothing to see, They have set up a small alter in the grounds and there is a souvenir shop. I spoke to the lady in the shop and... More

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