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Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas a Nice

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Address: Av Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: 06 78 05 04 55
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This Russian cathedral was built in the early 20th century in honor of the...

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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This building is amazing. Inside and out. I'm not religious but then I don't think you need to be to appreciate it. It's free to enter with a donation box to help with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This building is amazing. Inside and out. I'm not religious but then I don't think you need to be to appreciate it. It's free to enter with a donation box to help with the restoration. We sat In the garden for ages just looking.

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Thank Travis B
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a peaceful place to visit. You're not supposed to take pictures inside but I just couldn't help myself! You can buy a candle for prayer and lighting. They have a few religious items for purchase as well.

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Thank SarahSponda
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is not in the city center, it's still very close to it. The church is not crowded and it is beautifully restored. I felt like I was transported to Russia looking at this magnificent church. It is truly a glimpse of a true Russian Orthodox church.

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Thank Byroenius
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is a little out of the way from the main attraction. However it is worthwhile to stop in for a visit. It is not as crowded as the other churches

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1 Thank Eveliney2016
Oakville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is open to the public for viewing daily on regular hours and can be easily accessed by walking north approx. 1 km on Gambetta from the Promenade Anglais ( seafront ).A great place to worship and light a candle.

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Quillan, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another religious building - but quite beautiful and unique. Photos of the interior and are not allowed. Shame, but that's life..

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short distance from the center, a visit to this unusual (to us) cathedral is rewarding, offering a glimpse of Russian architecture and culture one wouldn't expect to find in France, and reminds one of what a magnet this area was to wealthy northerners escaping their winters and bringing their culture with them.

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Reading, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A little difficult to find, behind the station and on the left, then a short walk. Check when there are services. Good welcome

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This recently restored cathedral sits in a suburb of Nice about a mile from the main railway station. So you need a map to find your way there. It feels like you've wandered into a Russian fairtale, all pastel domes and spires. The inside is simply decorated but stuffed full of lovely paintings and icons of saints, covered in silver... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Nice place to visit not far away from the promenade. The architecture is interesting and nice people in charge of this free attraction

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