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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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  • If you never been in Russia and want to feel a bit slave culture go street Daru, they are many shops, grocery stores and restaurant selling Russian products but above all there is Russian Orthodox Chu...  more »
  • It’s surprising how many people – even those who know the 8th arrondissement quite well – have never been inside this beautiful Russian Orthodox Cathedral, or aren't even aware that it exists. It was ...  more »
  • This ia a beautiful orthodox cathedral but when we visited we were disappointed to find building repair around exterior.we timed our visit for a Sunday service so we could hear ge magnificent choir. T...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • old russian church with a history
  • Magnificent!
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