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Monastere de Cimiez

1 Place Jean Paul II, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 81 00 04
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1 Place Jean Paul II, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 81 00 04
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A still-functioning monastery in Nice’s hilltop suburb of Cimiez, the Monastère de Cimiez was founded in the 9th century by Benedictine monks. Located near a cluster of Roman ruins and the Musée Matisse is an ancient church and museum that features art and documents from...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the visit. The frescoes and paintings in the church are lovely, but I think we would have got more out of the monastery exhibits if there had been some information in English.

Thank Caroline U
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Nice place, close to Matisse Museum, religious atmosphere, beautiful paints, give a soul/essence/inner-meaning of old Religious time.

Thank Maurizio B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The church is interesting with its ornate ceiling and the corridor to the monastery currently has a display of beautiful,photographs of high mountain scenery. Well worth a visit if you are in Cimiez .The Cimiez area is very interesting . Get No 15 bus from...More

1  Thank acerfOrmby
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Its a beautiful little monastery but what is really worth going up is the garden next door , clean peaceful beautiful and offers amazing view over nice city and part of the coast

Thank Nabil I
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I took the number 15 bus to Cimiez, mainly to go for the views of Nice and see the Matisse house. I did not expect to be totally beguiled by the gardens of the Monastere. It is a cultivated garden which still allows for natural...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I stopped here while waiting for the Musee Matisse to open and it was well worth the time. The entire ceiling is covered with the most amazing frescos telling the story of the life of St Francis. I sat and contemplated the beauty for 30...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

" A picture is worth a thousand words" Monastery de Cimiez is the best example. The place which is Impossible to descibe in words..Awsome! Cimez is now a quarter of Nice, an upper class neighborhood. Besides Cimez Monastry, the area contains Henri Matisse Museum and...More

1  Thank lev3107
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We visited this beautiful location after leaving the Chagall Museum. The gardens are amazing. I took wonderful pictures of the many different varieties of flowers. Great view too.

Thank IraMaurer
Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you visit this Monastery, make sure to also visit the gardens which are very well kept and also have a nice view of Nice.

Thank HappyTravelers4ever
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