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. You can plan Nice trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The monastery itself has a beautiful exterior, and the inside is incredibly ornate. I was the first one there around 8am and was surprised it was open. No one else was there, and it was a very nice... 
    The monastery itself has a beautiful exterior, and the inside is incredibly ornate. I was the first one there around 8am and was surprised it was open. No one else was there, and it was a very nice...  more »
  • Cimiez Monastery is located 3.3 km up to the north from the main city square in Nice. The easiest way to reach the location is taking a bus number 33 towards Cimiez Hospital. The monastery dates back....  more
    Cimiez Monastery is located 3.3 km up to the north from the main city square in Nice. The easiest way to reach the location is taking a bus number 33 towards Cimiez Hospital. The monastery dates back....  more »
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  • It's impressive monastery. Especially part inner courtyard and nice music. The garden is also lovely 😍 Also you can put a candle in memory of your beloved ones.
  • 2022.09.04 The Cimiez Monastry is in a very nice location overseeing the city of Nice. The garden is so lovely and the view is stunning.

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