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Monastere de Cimiez, Nice
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Monastere 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. Use our Nice travel itinerary maker to add Monastere de Cimiez and other attractions to your Nice vacation plans.
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  • Nice to get account of the life of the monks of the order of the Franciscans with personalized explanations.
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  • You must visit the garden during springtime, it is absolutely gorgeous! this garden is one of my favourite spots in town, very peaceful, very well kept and look after, a perfect meditation spot or jus...  more »
  • Worth a visit if one is nearby (arenas of cimiez, for example), the visit is fast, the monastery is friendly but nothing more. Presence of a Museum in the monastery (on the history of the monastery and the life of the monks at the time) that will be him also visited. Worth the money if you pass nearby.
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  • We were there in a warm April day which helped the garden side. Gorgeous buildings, gorgeous gardens and an amazing view down over Nice.
  • Very nice monastery and nice frescos in the church.
  • Amazing spot where you can see the whole city of Nice, as well as the Roman ruins and the Amphiteathre. Recommend going through the hidden stairs, after dropping off on the metro last stop, you will savour it more.
  • Nice old monastery. Not too special but worth to have a look inside.
  • Really interesting, great views and an amazing garden