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Monastere de Cimiez

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Address: 1 Place Jean Paul II, 06000 Nice, France
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Private Half-Day Tour of Nice and Surroundings from Cannes
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Spent a beautiful here in the gardens after visiting the Matisse museum. Well worth a visit. Nice café in the park as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 May 2014
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Darlingotn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Spent a beautiful here in the gardens after visiting the Matisse museum. Well worth a visit. Nice café in the park as well.

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Eilat, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is a charming monastery like many others but I never skip them, they are always comforting me amd remind how life is short and wonderful. The cemetery is awesome. Never wanted to leave.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We walked the way up to the monastery coming across some posh villas at the Blvd de Cimiez. Take bus 15 or 17 to go up. €1,50 one way. The gardens of the monastery are simply gorgeous. The view is also breathtaking. Dont forget your camera.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

The convent and surrounding olive grove is a favorite place for locals to enjoy on a lovely afternoon. Bring a book, perhaps a picnic, and pretend you live in Nice, as well!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

We explored the lovely quiet gardens on the old monastery. The tiny Franciscan museum was really atmospheric, and the church interior is completely different to the usual shiny interiors in french churches. The Matisse museum is not for me. I generally hate modern art, but I had a look anyway. I'm always hoping to find something to change my mind.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

We went to Nice in Christmas holidays and on day 2 when it was raining. So we restricted ourselves into Nice sightseeing and started with old Nice. After lunch, we took Bus no 17 from Garibaldi. Bus 17 is a rare element so it is better to see the bus schedule before planning. There is about 1 bus in every... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

I mostly liked the building and the surrounding area. Wonderful gardens and fantastic view over the city.

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Worth a stop by if you are going to the Matisse Museum. Has some nice public gardens for a walk and some decent views and ruins

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

If you go to the Matisse Museum, this is adjacent to it. It is simply a pretty flower garden that has excellent views over Nice. It's a nice respite from toursity attractions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

I give this site a 5 because it is not only beautiful, peaceful and free, it is also located next to a lovely park, Roman ruins, archaeological museum, and the Matisse Museum. We walked from our hotel located in the Cimiez neighborhood. If you are staying down the hill near the water I would suggest to take a bus, scooter,... More 

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