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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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  • The garden well maintained by the monks is always exotic, relaxed, dreamy, and especially conducive to the blossoming of the virtuous feelings. Our guide Mr. Moumen made us a good description of the olive trees maintained by the monks not to mention fragrant plants including our daily food in often impregnated.
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  • Garden with great views of the city and the sea, in November, the plants were not, of course, to their advantage. Peaceful atmosphere, nice cultivated gardens, Garden, ideas. Cemetery ok, a bit of a disappointment.
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  • very nice garden with a beautiful view of the city of nice next to the arenas of cimiez and the monastery visit to make nice picnic!
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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