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Monastère de Cimiez

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This fully functioning monastery is worth the pilgrimage. You can find a lovely garden, replanted along the lines of the original 16th-century layout; the Musée Franciscain, a didactic museum tracing the history of the Franciscan order; and a 15th-century church containing three works of remarkable power and elegance by Bréa.

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  • Address: Pl. du Monastère, Cimiez, Nice, 06000 | Map It
  • Phone: 04–93–81–00–04
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Church Thurs.–Tues. 8–6:30 and Sun. 2:30–8:30; museum Mon.–Sat. 10–noon and 3–5:30.
  • Location: Nice
Updated: 12-19-2013

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    This was a GREAT afternoon. The gardens were a treat to wander through and the views wonderful. Especially fascinating was the museum side of the monastery with a history of the Fransiscan order. That was absolutely fascinating. You will need a high school level of French as all the signage is in French -- well worth it!

    by tansay, 11/8/11

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