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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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9:00 am - 12:30 pm
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Unusual Cathedral in Nice

The Cathedral is absolutely stunning from the outside and it really does not feel like it is in France, it makes you feel like you're standing somewhere in Russia. The church is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is absolutely stunning from the outside and it really does not feel like it is in France, it makes you feel like you're standing somewhere in Russia. The church is very well preserved around the perimeter, and is surrounded by trees and plants. The inside was very very dark, I'm not sure if the lights were not working... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Don't trek all the way there and find it to be closed off and covered in scaffolding. I was definitely disappointed, to say the least!

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We trekked all over, after taking the bus to locate this notable site. We asked several people for directions and finally found the spires, which are outstanding-however, the cathedrals is under renovation now and all you can see are the spires. I would think you might check on completion before venturing forth.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was a bit difficult to find and finally, when I reached there, it was close, so I just could get a glimpse through the gates but I was not that impressed in the end. There are other more interesting activities in Nice and around. But if you are really into Russian architecture but cannot or do not want (like... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Pity the Cathedral was not open to visitors due to extensive restauration.We were however spoken to by a typical rude RO overbejewelled bishop!!Really!Unbelieveble.

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Savannah, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The inside side is closed to visitors and just a small part of the dome visible above the scaffolding. The gift shop is open outside and you may visit the icon under a tent and light a candle if you wish. So unless you are a religious pilgrim, skip this site during the 2015 travel season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I am literally loving every day I am spending in the south of france this summer. This is a beautiful Russian cathedral dripping in gold. It glistens in the sunshine. So majestic and proud standing. Even with the renovations you can see it is glorious. Inside was not photographed as I do not agree with flashing my camera in religious... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Cathederale Orthodoxe is a beautiful Church.Just breathtaking inside with all the gold decorations. A little slice of Russia in Nice !

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were disappointed to find that the Cathedral was still closed and undergoing major renovations. As the entire structure is shrounded in scaffolding and tarpaulins, there is little to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Interesting visit, where you can see the internals of the cathedral, what is not very usual for a common person.

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Address: Address: Av Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: 06 78 05 04 55
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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