On the heights of the hill of Cimiez, the Monastery of Cimiez, classified as Historic Monuments, is worth a visit alone, but you can also walk in the olive grove of the cimiez arenas that face it, and reach on foot the Matisse Museum .
The Monastery includes the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the FranciscanMuseum.
You can admire in the Church, which dates back to the 15th century, three major paintings by the primitive Niçois Louis Bréa, a Pietà, the Crucifiction, and the Deposition; it also has an imposing baroque altarpiece of carved wood.
The museum, on the other hand, traces Franciscan life in Nice since the 13th century and houses interesting frescoes and works of art.
The Garden of the Monastery is absolutely beautiful with a pretty rose garden, and a view that descends over the city to the sea.
Through the square, you can access the cemetery that adjoins the Church, where are buried the painters Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy.
Finally, in The Square of John Paul II, the bust of His Holiness.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Wednesdays.
Respect this place of worship.
Open on sunday
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|Tuesday||9H00 - 18H00|
|Thursday||9H00 - 18H00|
|Friday||9H00 - 18H00|
|Saturday||9H00 - 18H00|
|Sunday||9H00 - 18H00|