It’s true most of the religious edifices in Nice are Catholic places of worship. On the other hand, the Russian Cathedral of Saint Nicholas might be the most impressive orthodox edifice, but it is not the only one. Two other notable orthodox churches refer to the Church of Saint Nicolas and Sainte Alexandra and to the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Spyridon.

The latter was built no sooner than 1950 and consecrated in 1957. It was meant to service the Greek community which started to grow in Nice and its surroundings since the 1930s. The nowadays Church of Saint Spyridon is the most impeccable example of pure Byzantine decorative art in Nice. The collection of icons consists of hand painted copies of famed ancient Byzantine models. The stained glass work which pegs out certain sections of the church and the mural paintings were realized in the early 1990s, crowning the efforts of the Greek community of Cote d’Azur to materialize their ideal of exemplary Byzantine place of worship.

Name:
Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Spyridon (Eglise Orthodoxe Grecque Saint Spyridon)
Address:
2, Avenue Desambrois, 06000, Nice, France
Telephone:
0033 04 9385 2116
Fax:
0033 04 9392 4622
Email:
contact@st-spyridon-nice.com
Website:
www.st-spyridon.over-blog.com

2, Avenue Desambrois, 06000, Nice, France

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