Built in 1912, by an architect from Russia, Saint-Nicolas Cathedral stands as the largest religious and orthodox structure to be planted outside Russia. Tsar Nicholas II ordered the construction of the church when Russians visited the French Riviera quite regularly. This was a grand project which saw the Russians pour so much money into designing and decorating the building. Ornaments, special objects, and other items are used to decorate the church. Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas is a place of worship and rules are enforced. All visitors are required to respect the premises and behave appropriately. Guided tours are available.