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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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  • During the day, week, peaceful place. Very nice to drink a good coffee in the morning. The monastery, its church and its garden are sumptuous. Same thing, avoid the weekend, crowded but made for children. Very nice light in the arenas.
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  • Little monastery on the Hill ... place not very easy to reach but which has the tranquility of the gardens and views over Nice. ...
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  • After leaving the tumult of the city center and the too busy streets, a place of quiet, prayer and contemplation awaits you, you should take advantage. Gardens in front and inside are beautiful, the cloister inspires you and lets you rest. It's very neat and welcoming. Take your time.
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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