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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Nachiket Mehta (6 months ago)
Tranquil place to escape crowds in Nice. Had more or less a private stroll around the Monastery and gardens (in June!). In short: breezy, quiet, cultural, views, and free! Well worth if you’re visiting Nice.
Anna Tarczynska (8 months ago)
This an old but beautifully kept place for anyone who seeks the peace of mind and internal monologue about life far away from the city chaos . The garden in may and summer is blooming with flowers and life and brings tranquility to the mind . Inside the Monastery you will find beautiful art of a man in paintings and fresques and wonderful mosaics in the windows . The smell of candles , brings the songs of the past and the silence to the heart , in which a human wonders about out place in the universe and the path we walk by .
Alla Tokar (15 months ago)
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.
William Khalil (15 months ago)
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.
Philippe Bossut (2 years ago)
The garden is beautiful with a great view on the old Nice, mont Boron and the castle hill.
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