Cimiez Convent (Monastère de Cimiez) Tours

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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.

Practical Info

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.

Address: Place du Monastere, Cimiez, France
Hours: Museum open Mon - Sat 10am - 12pm and 3pm - 6pm, closed Sundays. Church open daily 9am - 6pm
Admission: Free
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