Cimiez Convent (Monastère de Cimiez)
The Monastery of Cimiez includes a church, a cemetery and a convent where some Franciscan friars still live. The church has significant paintings by 15th century local artists the Brea brothers. The convent houses the Musee Franciscain which is decorated with 17th century frescoes, many documents and a recreated cell showing how the austere religious life is lived. The chapel dates from the 17th century and the lovely gardens have sweeping views across Nice.
The painter Henri Matisse is buried in the cemetery of the Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez. His grave is signposted 'sépulture Henri Matisse' from the cemetery's main entrance (next to the monastery church on av Bellanda). Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953) is also buried here.
A great way to see Nice and what the city has to offer
So much to do so little time. I loved every moment of being on the bus the commentary. I will definitley be visiting Paris again and the Hop-on-hop-off tour bus will be my first booking
It was great, an amazing experience! The sea coast was unbelievable. Don't miss Marseille if you go to France!
Nice is very easy to negotiate by bus from the central bus station just outside the old town. Catch numbers 15, 17, 20, 22 or 25 up the hill to the Arènes stop for Cimiez.