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Archangel Michael Church in France, Cannes resort

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Archangel Michael Church – Orthodox Church in Cannes, located on Boulevard Alexandre III. The temple was built in 1894 by the French architect Nouveau. Some representatives of the Romanov family are buried in the crypt of the temple, in particular, the Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich the Younger.

For a very long time, the only Russian church in France was the Church of Saints Nicholas and Alexandra in Nice. For Russian emigrants, this was a significant omission, so in 1886 a house church was founded in the villa of Alexandra Feodorovna Tripa. Divine services are conducted by clergy from Nice. With the arrival of Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna in Cannes in 1889, divine services became regular: the clergy came with her.

The building of the house church soon turned out to be small for everyone who wanted to attend the service. Therefore, the princess's confessor Grigory Ostroumov appealed to the Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich with a request to assist in the construction of a new church. A construction committee was assembled, whose members pledged to contribute a certain amount annually for the maintenance of the temple. Alexandra Feodorovna Tripa donated a large plot of land for the construction of the church.

The laying of the church took place in May 1894, and it was lit up in November. After that, the municipality of the city renamed the street on which the church was founded to Alexander III Boulevard.

We can say that the church was removed thanks to donations and gifts from members of the imperial family. Sacred vessels, the altar cross, the Gospel were donated,

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