The church is named after St. Michael the Archangel and is a short walk from the famous Cannes waterfront. The actual street address is 40 boulevard Alexandre III, which is about 500 meters from the eastern end of the promenade. St. Michael, the Archangel Russian Orthodox church in Cannes is a fascinating historical building with many artifacts. The church architecture is typical for Russian churches with pretty blue domes.
The memorial plaque at the entrance tells the story of church construction. Skripitzin’s family donated the land, and the church foundation was laid on May 5th, 1894. The members of the last Russian royal family also participated in the process, including Nicholas II himself. St. Michael, the Archangel church in Cannes is kind of a monument to the tsar Nicholas II and his relatives. There are several tombs in the basement where the Grand Dukes of Russia – Peter and Nikolas, are buried with their wives. Now 100 years after the 1917 revolution, a visit to the Russian Orthodox church in Cannes can help us better understand the past and the people that lived back then.
17.10.2023 by FPImages