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Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas a Nice

Av Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
06 78 05 04 55
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Ranked #17 of 120 attractions in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Western Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had seen this wonderful church at a distance many years ago - and were so looking forward to properly exploring it on this visit. We made a special time to see it - and it is TOTALLY covered in scaffolding and protective fabric. There seems to be some roofing problems apparently, but the notice outside in French did not... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It took us awhile to walk to the cathedral only to be disappointed to learn that it was closed for renovation.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Arrived and initially able to enjoy the beauty and atmosphere. Pleased to respect the request for quiet and appreciated the opportunity to enjoy the ornate decoration. However, I was soon ashamed to be British when a coach load of noisy people seemed unable not to chatter and complain about the admission charge.

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very disappointing there was scaffolding around the whole building and this was then clad in tarpaulin so we did not even get to see the outside of the building and the gates were locked.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This wonderful cathedral is worth a visit but not at the moment where it is covered in scaffolding and tarpaulin. It is largely also not possible to go inside the building. On a hot day it would be a shame to trudge all the way there, only to be disappointed, like we were.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The cathedral is currently closed for restoration (July 2014) and the entire building is covered in scaffolding and protective tarpaulins, so you can not even photograph the outside..

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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went there I believe on the 23rd of June and it was closed for renovations. You can't see anything of the architecture. Did not seen any notice of it online, should have read some of the comments here... I guess I will have to go to Moscow.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I wish I had seen reviews telling me this cathedral was closed before I went! We tried to visit on the 9th June and it was closed but hadn't seen anything online saying it was closed. Its obviously having work done but is still quite a spectacle from afar. Would have been nice to look around. Essentially research online when... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We made it to the Russian church, wich was difficult, because is not in downtown. Is a quite walk. Or you can take the metro, because is close to that. But we wanted to know a bit more of Nice, so, it was a nice walk. Once we arrived, there was a sign saying the time of open and close...... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

30 minutes from center walk in a so so neighborhood to find the placed Closed and covered with scaffolding. The whole church inside and out. Manager of the site indicates closed for two years. Look for an opening 2016. So sad. Nothing to see here

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