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Monastere de Cimiez, Nice

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were in need of a nice, serene place to visit away from the crowds and the heat and found exactly what we were looking for in this monastery. We are not Catholics but were impressed by the stories ...  read more »
  • The cloister and the monastery church are really beautiful, the paintings on the ceiling of the Church are spectacular. For lovers of sacred art you will love
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  • Beautifully landscaped garden of the monastery with beautiful views of Nice. Henri Matisse is buried in the associated cemetery, the grave must you are looking for something and is located below the old cemetery. In the parking lot, which belongs also to the Museum's Matisse, my nothing in the car can leave. Us has thrown the car window and stole various things while we were on tour. But that has nothing to do with the wonderful place.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Really interesting, great views and an amazing garden
  • Nice old monastery. Not too special but worth to have a look inside.
  • A place quiet and sublime, to visit at all costs if you are travelling to the city of Nice. Note: each Christmas, and then a few years, a small museum crèches from around the world, very well put on stage and lights. Free entrance. Charming and sincere, your kids will love.
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