Eglise Saint Serge
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It may come as a surprise that there are 16 orthodox churches dotted around Paris. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the 8th arrondissement is by far the most imposing, but on a smaller scale, the lesser-known Eglise Saint Serge is equally as charming. Tucked down a narrow passage off the Rue de Crimée, not far from the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, the quaint church with its wooden portico offers a communal space for orthodox Russians, where they can help maintain the beautiful garden full of roses and sweet-smelling mint and sage plants. Respectful visitors are welcome, even though the church isn’t officially open to the public. See the website for more information on events held at the church.