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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  • The church is interesting with its ornate ceiling and the corridor to the monastery currently has a display of beautiful,photographs of high mountain scenery. Well worth a visit if you are in Cimiez ....  more »
  • The monastery itself was not impressed, but I liked the small park near the monastery. Well-tended plants, arches, views of the city and the sea.
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  • Perfect relaxing place to meditate and relax away from the noise of the city. A great view with beautiful photos to achieve.
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