Monastère de Cimiez, Nice

4.5
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. Discover how to plan a Nice trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • We visited this monastery garden as part of our Viking Nice tours, and are so glad we did. It was a very hot and sunny morning, but the garden provides plenty of shade, along with wonderful views, and...  more »
  • Interesting museum and gardens are lovely but the monastery itself was closed, the small cloister due to maintenance and the large cloister due to being set up for a concert. Worth a visit if you are ...  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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