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. Use our Nice travel itinerary maker to add Monastère de Cimiez and other attractions to your Nice vacation plans.
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  • Terraces on this great place in the very Italian style. Avoid it side of the coffee of Turin noisier and less sunny.
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  • Monasteries are generally out of sight on the hilly areas. C imiez one of these but your views and to see Ak Ni Hill. The monastery garden adorned with flowers and very well maintained.
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  • The monastery of Cimiez is a splendid religious monument! See the sunset with this reddish light that enlightens!
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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.
  • Very nice monastery and nice frescos in the church.
  • Nice old monastery. Not too special but worth to have a look inside.
  • Really interesting, great views and an amazing garden