Russian Orthodox Chapel, French Heritage monument to St hilaire le grand

This orthodoxe vault built in 1937 beside the Russian military cemetery, raises the style of the Russian churches of the 15th century.

Albert Alexandrovitch Benois * is also the author of the painted decoration, whose iconostase which separate the nave of the apse and which presents icons of the Annunciation and the four evangelists.

The interior of the church comprises also commemorative plaques in remembering the 4000 dead Russian soldiers to the field of honor in France between 1916 and 1918.

* the architect, decorator and graphic designer Albert Alexandrovitch Benois and of his wife Margarita Alexandrovna, rest both in the crypt of the Russian cemetery of Holy Genevieve of Wood.

Russian Orthodox Chapel
Crédit photo : (Russian Orthodox Chapel, st hilaire le grand)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Russian Orthodox Chapel, The Orthodox chapel was built in 1937 near the Russian military cemetery in the style of Russian churches from the 15th century. Albert Alexandrovitch Benois (...) Russian Orthodox Chapel, French Heritage monument to St hilaire le grand st hilaire le grand, marne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 82106
  • item : Chapelle orthodoxe russe
  • Location of the building :
    • Champagne-Ardenne
    • Marne
    • Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 51486
  • Zip code of the municipality : 51600
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : chapel
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 20th century
    • 2nd quarter 20th century
  • Year : 1937
  • Date of protection : 1989/11/21 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/03/29

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'painting'
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :2 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • interior
    • monument
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : a 1992 association property
  • Details : Chapelle russe, y compris l'iconostase (cad. ZC 22) : inscription par arrêté du 21 novembre 1989
  • Mérimée reference : PA00078921

Men involved in this construction

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