St. Michael the Archangel Church (Cannes)

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St. Michael the Archangel Church, Cannes

St. Michael the Archangel Church, Cannes is a Russian Orthodox church in Cannes, France.

The church was designed by the architect Louis Nouveau at the 19th century. It has a Greek cross design and a varnished tile roof. The Russian empress Maria Alexandrovna, wife of the Czar Alexander II, would sometimes go to Cannes in the winter, and commissioned the church.

After living as a white émigré in Antibes, Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg was laid to rest in the crypt of the church.

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Coordinates: 43°32′46″N 7°02′23″E / 43.54611°N 7.03972°E / 43.54611; 7.03972