Saint-Alexandre-Nevski Cathedral


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The most famous of the orthodox churches in Paris, Saint-Alexandre-Nevski is also the very first religious building for the russian orthodox community in France.

The church is a mix of byzantine style (its interior) and russian style (its exterior), and was inaugurated in 1681. It is named after the russian hero Saint Alexander Nevski, Prince of Novgorod.

In 1918, it is here that Pablo Picasso married russian dancer Olga Khokhlova. The best men were Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire. Ivan Turgenev is buried in the church (1883), as is Wassily Kandinsky (1944).

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  • Opening hours - Tuesday, friday, sunday : 3pm-5pm - Saturday : 10am-1pm and 3pm-5pm
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