Cimiez Monastery

Nice, France

Cimiez Monastery and church that have been used by the Franciscan monks since the 1546. The church houses the Pietà, Crucifixion and Deposition, by the Italian medieval artist Ludovico Brea. On display are also more than 300 documents and works of art from the 15th to 18th centuries. Buried in the cemetery near the monastery are the painters Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy as well as the winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Literature, Roger Martin du Gard.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Philippe Bossut (10 months ago)
The garden is beautiful with a great view on the old Nice, mont Boron and the castle hill.
Dunland Vineyard (13 months ago)
A historical monastery and a small cemetery behind with a stunning view.
Kateryna Khanas (14 months ago)
Very beautiful outside and inside! Great garden and park close by! Place to relax, read, meditate and dream
Praseeda Merlo (14 months ago)
Amazing place to visit .. beautiful garden with a wonderful Church next to it ..very quiet ..great to relax, meditate, read etc . Nice view one side of Nice
Victor Tikhomirov (2 years ago)
Very nice. Real old beauty. Three great paintings. Good view of Nice from a nice garden. Good memory of Francisc form Assizi.
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