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St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice

2 avenue Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
+33 6 78 05 04 55
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2 avenue Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
+33 6 78 05 04 55
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Real surprise to find this tucked away down a side street,only problem is men not allowed in, in shorts women can if they cover their legs with a wraparound supplied by the cathedral,men not allowed to use these.Lot of men sitting around on benches outside.Also...More

1  Thank unshiftedjulia
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We arrived on a Friday at 11 and it was closed for the day. No information from the gard as to when it would reopen. Seems hit and miss as to whether you will get in

Thank aberdeenjohn
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Took a special trip to see the cathedral only to find you could not get in on a Sunday, but it looks lovely from the outside.

Thank AngelMann
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Wow, what a beautiful piece of art. It will transport you to Russia just a few steps from the bustling train station in Nice.

Thank LeGouteur
Reviewed August 22, 2012

I never knew the closeness of the Russian aristocracy to Nice until I went here. I felt as though I was in Russia.

1  Thank SavvyTraveler738
Reviewed August 19, 2012

This church is one of the biggest orthodoxe church in the western Europe. It is a hidden jewel as it is located far from any attraction in Nice city center, right in the middle of a living area. The outside and the inside are as...More

1  Thank jaynice1
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Within easy walking distance from one of the stops on the hop-on hop-off bus. Recently reopened, but be warned. It's closed from 12-2 for lunch. Worth the visit. The icons are fantastic. Women can't wear shorts or sleeveless tops. They will provide a cover up...More

7  Thank BandBs
Reviewed August 14, 2012

If you want to enter inside make sure to wear long slevees or cover shoulders for women and no shorts for men. Very traditional. No exceptions!!!

2  Thank Leonardogetz
Reviewed August 10, 2012

I don't actually know how it looks inside because my outfit was not appropriate. So please, if you would like to visit the church, make sure you are wearing LONG trousers of jeans and NOT skirts or shorts. I would also recommend shoes instead of...More

3  Thank wilczo
Reviewed August 3, 2012

A worthwhile visit to this cathedral is recommended. Even though you have to pay an entrance fee, you will enjoy the richly decoretaed interior of this Russian church.

1  Thank Ivano62
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How is handicapped access to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral? My partner is an amputee that uses an electric cart. Can we walk from Promenade des Anglais to there without curb obstacles?
April 26, 2017|
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Response from MrAndMrsMyth | Reviewed this property |
I have seen many people in a wheel chair around this area so I would say yes it is possible. Be aware of busier times for crowded space throughout the flower market on the earlier part of the day.
I I would like to attend a church service. Could you provide a timetable of services?
December 5, 2016|
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Response from AMickyfinn | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, but I can't help you there.
Hello, If you went from Monaco to Nice to visit Russian Cathedral, once you were in Nice, how did you go to Russian Cathedral? We are thinking to travel by bus #100 from Monaco to Nice. If you happened to have taken bus #100 from Monaco to Nice, where did you get off? I think there is a stop at Le Port. I wonder if bus #100 stops elsewhere in Old Nice. Also, if there a bus line or tram line in Nice that is good for traveling in Nice? Thank you D
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Indira C | Reviewed this property |
The train is much better - you will reach Nice in 30-40 mins I think, there is sometimes quite a lot of traffic on the corniche roads so better to avoid that. If you like walking, the old town can be completely covered on... More