Beautiful Russian Church in Cannes is full of history

Bell spire and nice dome with stars

Pretty bell tower with small dome and a larger blue dome with golden stars

Cannes, France
Latitude: 43.5463, Longtitude: 7.0394

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 an interesting historical building with many artifacts. The church architecture is typical for Russian churches with pretty blue domes.

St Michael the Archangel painting above the entrance
Frescoes greet visitors to the church

Memorial plaque at the entrance tells the story of church construction. Skripitzin family donated the land and the church foundation was laid on May 5-th 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 Grand Dukes of Russia – Peter and Nikolas are buried with their wives. Now 100 years after the 1917 revolution, the  visit to the Russian Orthodox church in Cannes can help us better understand the past and people that lived back then.

blue dome with a cross
Beautiful architecture of the building with blue domes
Stained glass inside the building

Candles burning inside above the altar
wooden kiosque for souvenirs and church related things
Small gift shop in front of the church
Bronze plaque mentioning Nicholas II
Memorial plaque explaining when the church was built and who participated( including Nicholas II and his cousins)

   27.03.2021 by FPImages

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