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“Russian church/cathedral” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas a Nice

Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas a Nice
Av Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
06 78 05 04 55
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$66*
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Nice City Sightseeing Small Group Tour
Ranked #26 of 107 Attractions in Nice
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.
Columbus, Ohio
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“Russian church/cathedral”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The space open to casual visitors is greatly reduced from what I saw 8 years ago, We were told that the cathedral is under "new ownership" and much is closed off.

Visited November 2012
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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“Well worth a visit if you don't prefer the beach etc”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Richly ornated, lots of icons and treasures. It's said to be the largest russian cathedral outside Russia, but it is not very big at all. Good information about the treasures.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

One of the few Russian cathedrals outside Russia. We didnt allow enough time as we got there around 11.15 and it closes at 12 [and reopens at 2 I think] so we were ushered out at 11.55 so they could close the gardens then too, Lots of old icons and hany sheets in Englsih expalining them

Visited October 2012
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“A photographic treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Information boards in English and other languages gave enough info about the church and the services without going into too much detail. Lovely architecture and a great contrast to the rest of Nice's buildings.

Visited October 2012
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Nice, France
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“a small part of Russia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

this church is wonderfull...its not so easy to get to as its slightly off the normal tourist trail and its not always open so check with your hotel first. Its a magnificiant building typical Russian Orthodox Church built for a visit many years ago by the Zsar and now the land around it and the church are owned by Russia....check out the history

Visited May 2012
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