Russian Orthodox Church & Cultural Center in Paris

Russian architects, Arch-group, and French studio, Sade Sarl, have won an international competition to design a Russian Orthodox church and cultural centre adjacent to the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris. The cultural and spiritual centre will include a large public garden with a surrounding glass wall of multimedia screens which will be open to the public. A glass canopy will partially cover part of the garden, joining the stone cultural centre and church with nine golden onion domes.

Russian Cultural Centre Paris

The design of the church will be influenced by the Russian Orthodox churches built between the 14th and 16th centuries. The church will have five onion domes, three naves, and lateral sanctuaries. Large slabs of white limestone will be imported from Russia for the building. The interior will boast traditional wall paintings in the style of Andrei Rublev.

It is expected that the project will be financed by the state, church, its contractors and sponsors.

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A la Ville de Petrograd: Russian Restaurant in Paris

Just opposite the Cathedrale Alexandre Nevski is a wonderful little Russian restaurant: A la Ville de Petrograd!

The exterior artwork boasts typical Russian motifs and designs.

All so incredibly endearing you can’t help but want to go inside and check out the menu.

And the menu is just as traditional.

There are plenty of salads, caviar, borsch, blinis and stroganoff to keep any Russophile happy!

There are also several set menu options starting at just 15 Euros.

A la Ville de Petrograd, 13 Rue de Daru, Paris, 75008.

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