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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  • 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 »
  • A pleasant surprise just outside Nice town. The area is well connected with public transit, but slightly difficult to reach depending on your route (it might require a steep uphill walk). The... 
    A pleasant surprise just outside Nice town. The area is well connected with public transit, but slightly difficult to reach depending on your route (it might require a steep uphill walk). The...  more »
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  • Unfortunately it was closed, we had a look from the outside, next time will definitely try to get it.
  • The garden is beautiful with a great view on the old Nice, mont Boron and the castle hill.

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