Monastère de Cimiez, Nice

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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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  • Get away from it all, that is downtown Nice. The Monastery is beautifully maintained both inside and out in the gardens. Go to the very end of the garden to discover nice views of the Med, Mont Boron,...  more »
  • The monastery has a beautiful, remarkable Church, a cloister and a beautiful enclosed garden. In the cloister, Nativity scenes from around the world during our visit were issued; a small interesting exhibition.
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  • When you visited the Matisse Museum, must walk through the park for this monastery and its church and garden. You feel in another world where peace prevails.
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