The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicolas is virtually unanimously deemed one of the top attractions of Nice. Besides its tourist worth, it is also an edifice the uniqueness of which refers to the fact it is the largest Russian orthodox place of worship outside the administrative and political confines of Russia. On top of that, it is a national monument and a landmark of the architectural landscape of Nice.

The cathedral was built in the early 20th century (and consecrated in 1912) by order and with the support of Tsar Nicholas II, in view of servicing the constantly growing Russian community of Nice. The ornate exterior of this onion domed building is a clear mark of the Russian architectural style, the cathedral being easily distinguishable in Nice as an atypical structure.

The inside contains a vast collection of icons, decorative woodwork and items of huge historical value, in part moved from Russia to Nice during the troubled times of the Russian Civil War.

Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicolas (Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint Nicolas)
Avenue Nicolas II (Blvd. Tzarevitch), 06000, Nice, France
0033 04 9396 8802
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