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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  • Tranquil monastery with beautiful gardens high on the hill above NIce. You look down on the castle mount and the ruined Greek temple. Great at sunset as the sun sets over the Promenade des Anglais.  more »
  • Nice walk in Cimiez for this monastery with its flowery garden and the rose garden with a view over Nice and the sea. Matisse another large garden across the street that houses the Museum and archaeological site.
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  • Nice moving Church, the baroque choir is superb simplicity. Normally, one can admire 3 paintings of Brea, in restoration now. The place is very beautiful and worth a visit
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