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Author 'Chtivenol' (Id 115062 ) : Because of the importance of the Russian community located in Nice during the second half of the nineteenth century, it was decided to build a Russian church in the city. The Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna in 1856 launched a subscription and the church Saint-Nicolas and Saint-Alexandra Street Longchamp was inaugurated in 1859 [1]. It is then the first Russian church of Western Europe [2]. But soon it became too small for the Russian colony which continued to grow. The need for a new place of worship was felt. In 1903, the park Bermond, began construction of a cathedral [1]. It was here in 1865, the Tsarevich Nicolas Alexandrovich, son of Alexander II, had died at the age of twenty years as a result of meningitis when he was staying at the villa that Bermond his father had rented [3]. Shortly after, it bought the park, razed the house and had built a chapel in honor of her son at the exact spot where it died [3].



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EXIF : Brand: KONICA MINOLTA | Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z3
Aperture: f/8.0 | Exposure time: 1/320 s | ISO: 100 | Focal: 5.9 mm (eq. 35 mm)| Metering: Multi-segment (5)
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> Gipsy34 [G] [P] [C] [B] [F] >Reply Jun 01, 2010
I saw this church is beautiful, I only regretted not being able to go inside, thank you for sharing.
 
> Gigicocker [G] [P] [C] [F] >Reply May 04, 2010
I heard about this Russian community in a story in Nice. Thank you for this information very informative on the origin of this church. 4:
 
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