Monastère de Cimiez, Nice

4.5
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Monastère de Cimiez was founded in the ninth century by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Saint-Pons. The complex includes the 15th-century Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and a Franciscan museum, which traces Franciscan life in the region since the 13th century. The church holds three paintings by Louis Brea. The cloister hosts classical music concerts, and the garden contains exceptional floral decorations. In the cemetery, seek out the tombs of painters Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy, and Nobel Prize winner Roger Martin du Gard. You can plan Nice trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The Garden attached to the monastery is lovely and very relaxing. The views over the city are spectacular.  more »
  • Not being immediately in the city of Nice, it takes a little bit of time to make the journey up to Cimiez. At a stretch, it is walkable, but public transport is probably the better option. With very.....  more »
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  • Lovely building and beautiful, tranquil garden. Unfortunately no photos allowed inside the monastery church - pity as it has a magnificent painted ceiling. A walk around the gardens is a relief from the busy city
  • This entire area itself is worth a visit to when you come to Nice. They have many museums nearby, the monastery and the cemetery to visit. The area is surrounded by incredibly pleasant parks with spectacular views. All around peaceful area to have a stroll.

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