Saint-Alexandre-Nevsky Cathedral of Paris, Paris

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The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral church located at 12 rue Daru in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It was established and consecrated in 1861, making it the first Russian Orthodox place of worship in France. It is the see of the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. It was built in part through a gift of 200,000 francs from Tsar Alexander II. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral has not been aligned with the Patriarch of Moscow since the Russian Revolution. The Patriarch of Moscow supports Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, under construction on the Quai Branly and financed by Vladimir Putin's government.The closest métro station is Courcelles 15px 15px
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  • The decision to visit the Cathedral was taken in Moscow, long before the trip to Paris. Why him? In fact, according to the Internet, in Paris on the order of a dozen Orthodox churches. Just this temple was repeatedly mentioned and described in the literature, in particular, in the memories of many famous Russian people. Although it has a history dating back to the mid-19th century (consecrated in 1861) and has always been a place of pilgrimage for Russians in France, the Cathedral had to assume a special role after the great tragedy in Russia, when after the civil war, many Russians were to leave their Motherland-Russia and seek refuge away from their native land. No, this Cathedral has not become an ideological Center of unity of the emigration through antisovetizma and anti-communism. He had another role is to be an island of Russia in a foreign country, the Temple of consolation and quench your sorrow of those who lost their homeland. The funerals here and/or spent the last path of many famous Russian people in particular, Ivan Turgenev, Sergei Diaghilev, Fedor Shalyapin, Wassily Kandinsky, Anton Denikin, Ivan Bunin, Andrei Tarkovsky, as well as Bulat Okudzhava and Henri Troyat. The first thing you feel in the Cathedral is a kind of rigor. Probably this is what primary color here, as in many of the old Catholic churches of Europe-...
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  • Very beautiful church, located in Paris. Many walls, the ceiling and the outside decorations are beautiful! It was a great (very surprising) discovery of Russian religious art! However the person who hosts is not friendly at all... Attention because the Church is very little open. Also plan a pants, because the shorts are not allowed in the building... A must see!
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  • This Cathedral is the embodiment of the history of the Russia. Since the baptism of Saint Vladimir for emigration from 1917 of the White Russians, it's a history and a heritage that has accumulated in this building! I noticed since my last visit that the façade of the Cathedral has been recently renovated, which makes it even more beautiful and radiant. If you have the opportunity, feel free to attend the Saturday night or Sunday morning; the cult is indeed beautiful and the fields of rare beauty! A Council however to potential visitors: by simple respect for the place, avoid during your visits to bring back you in (very) short sleeves or in hot pants, the Russians are indeed not known for their delicacy... But otherwise the staff is very available and responds enthusiastically to all our questions, both about the history of the Cathedral on orthodoxy. And especially visit the crypt of the Cathedral, which is also an unprecedented splendor! I think she is open every Saturday from 4:30 or 5: 00 p.m. and Sunday morning also... to confirm.
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  • Beautiful orthodox church well worth a visit. Cosy and atmospheric, it is lit by candlelight and decorated with lots of old icons and paintings. Inspiring!
  • The church lies off the beaten path but seems well restored. Apparently Picasso married there. We weren't able to visit the interior since the church has limited opening hours, so check in advance.
  • old russian church with a history
  • Magnificent!
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