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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. Established and consecrated in 1861, it is 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.The closest métro station is Courcelles 15px 15pxFamous peopleHere was celebrated the wedding of Pablo Picasso with Olga Khokhlova on 12 July 1918; the witnesses were Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire. The first wedding of Henri Troyat was also celebrated here in 1938.Several famous Russian artists had their funeral ceremonies here: Ivan Turgenev in 1883, Fyodor Chaliapin in 1938, Wassily Kandinsky in 1944, George Gurdjieff in 1949, Ivan Bunin in 1953, Andrei Tarkovsky in 1987 and Henri Troyat in 2007.The 1956 film Anastasia features the Cathedral in one of its first scenes.
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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 »
  • The construction of this Orthodox Cathedral was completed in 1861. She was classified Historical Monument in 1981. To visit, only Tuesday and Friday from 15 to 17 hours. It's more convenient to come in means of transport, metro line 2, station "Courcelles". This building contains a beautiful heritage. I noticed average just because of the person at the reception, an old woman who speaks french, cold, not cozy... It would be preferable that the visitors and tourists, even if they are not Orthodox, are greeted by a friendlier person...
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  • Wonder for french Catholics who discover a religious culture that is different from theirs. Stunning works to see, a special crypt.
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  • You can always get service if you wish. Very relaxed and comfortable. Nothing prevents the focus.
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  • This Cathedral is very beautiful, quiet and good representative the Orthodox Church a pity that there are not many hours of opening
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  • Very beautiful church as well inside ' than the ' outside.
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  • Place unknown, but worth to be seen with its onion domes
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  • Intolerance and obscurantism! forbidden to enter in "short" (bermuda just above the knee) at 35 c outside (end of heatwave) prohibits photographing, etc... the Cerberus occupied to make profit in its small business intramural ensures compliance with these rules of another era! architecture yet is just the opposite: open-mindedness, tolerance and beauty (in any case from the outside)
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