In 1865, Alexander II's son, tsarevitch Nicolas Alexandrovitch, died in Nice at 20 years old, from meningitis.
The Cathedrale has been built next to the villa where his son died in hommage.
At the end of the 19th century, French riviera was a destination for many easy Europeans. Especially, Russians. There's an other Russian church at San Remo (Italy)
If you want to visit other participants or, even better, join the team go and visit Aileni at Loose Ends who 's organizing Monochrome Monday.