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


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Alan Pembshaw (20 months ago)
Lovely building and beautiful, tranquil garden. Unfortunately no photos allowed inside the monastery church - pity as it has a magnificent painted ceiling. A walk around the gardens is a relief from the busy city
Robert Howell (22 months ago)
Nice enough looking place but pity no opening hours mentioned. I travelled all the way here on a 2 day trip to Nice (30mins on bus) to discover the monastery is closed on Wednesday's... Waste of a morning... Nice gardens though which were open and free with some nice views. Also roman ruins nearby and other museums.
Terence Lee (22 months ago)
This entire area itself is worth a visit to when you come to Nice. They have many museums nearby, the monastery and the cemetery to visit. The area is surrounded by incredibly pleasant parks with spectacular views. All around peaceful area to have a stroll.
Michael Ryan (2 years ago)
Wonderful place. Very peaceful in the Church and in the gardens.
Val Jose Macaraeg (2 years ago)
Was a very interesting and beautiful place. The gardens I love and the views of castle hill and the port are pretty great
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