Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Nice

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Cimetière russe de Nice
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TypeChristian Orthodox cemetery

The Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Nice (French: Cimetière orthodoxe de Caucade) also known as the Orthodox cemetery in Caucade, is a cemetery located southwest of Nice, France .

History and description[edit]

The cemetery was established on a plot bought by Russia in 1867 on the hill of Caucade, at a time when the Russian colony had an important role in the French Riviera.

3.000 Russians, including the descendants of Russian immigrants and refugees after the October Revolution and the members of Royal families were buried at the cemetery such as Galitzine, Naryshkin, Obolensky, Volkonsky, Tsereteli and Gagarin family.

The cemetery chapel is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, in honor of the patron Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsarevich of Russia died of tuberculosis in Nice.

The cemetery is open on Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00 and on Friday and Sunday from 14:00 to 17:00. Liturgy on Saturday at 9:30. (Bus line 8 - station Caucade).ggv

Notables buried[edit]


External links and references[edit]

Coordinates: 43°40′42″N 7°12′58″E / 43.67833°N 7.21611°E / 43.67833; 7.21611