paris vacation apartments furnished for rent in paris holidays rentals

Churches of Paris - Eglises de Paris
Eglise Russe de Paris Saint-Alexandre Nevski

rue daru map eglise russe

Eglise Russe Saint-Alexandre Nevski, rue Daru, 75008 Paris.

The Russian Church of Paris is discreetly located in a beautiful middle-class arrondissement, rue Daru. It is especially attended by the Russian and orthodox community Parisian. Although Parisian, it has a completely European radiation since, as a cathedral, it shelters the Seat of the archbishop's palace of the Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe. Since 1931, it depends from Istanbul. The name of Alexandre Nevski comes from the Russian national hero who saved the country in the war against Swedish in 1240 near the Neva river. Afterwards, he was then canonized.  The church was built in 1861 on the initiative of the father Joseph Vassiliev, chaplain at the Embassy of Russia at the time. Due to a courageous work of collection from all the Russian community, helped by the personal contribution of the tsar Alexandre II, the imposing church was drawn by two personal architects of the tsar then immediately built. This church shelters two parishes, which do each one their mass in French and Slavon. The mosaic of the pediment suggests Byzantine art. The 5 bulbs which surmount the building evoke the Christ escorted by the four evangelists. Picasso married there with Olga Koklova in 1918. Tourgueniev, Chaliapine, Kandinsky, were honored there after their death.

eglise russe rue daru

All pictures copyright Parisbestlodge. Free photographies available in high resolution upon request.

Churches of Paris - Eglises de Paris

event of the month in Paris Internet cable unlimited high speed connection mapMap of the Metro- Parisian SubwayWeather and Temperature in Paris10 excellent reasons to discover le Marais in your lifeguide of saint-germain des presGetting to paris from the aiport roissy charles de gaulle