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Monastere de Cimiez

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Address: 1 Place Jean Paul II, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 81 00 04
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Peaceful and Blooming

You must visit the garden during springtime, it is absolutely gorgeous! this garden is one of my favourite spots in town, very peaceful, very well kept and look after, a perfect... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, France
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must visit the garden during springtime, it is absolutely gorgeous! this garden is one of my favourite spots in town, very peaceful, very well kept and look after, a perfect meditation spot or just a place to chill out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

it reminded me of my growing up days how church are so simple . across the church is an Olive Garden .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were in need of a nice, serene place to visit away from the crowds and the heat and found exactly what we were looking for in this monastery. We are not Catholics but were impressed by the stories of the saints presented here. We were also impressed by a local woman explaining to us in French the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Disappointing we could not find out a great deal of how why etc The shop is in need of a revamp and better vision for people to be engaged and buy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

An absolutely beautiful setting with gardens that have not been altered since they were established in the 1500s. The views over Nice as just as spectacular. We didn't visit inside the Monastery but we understand there is a small museum there as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Viewed this monastery by walking via the nearby roman ruins and interesting olive grove gardens. A must see in Nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Take a bus from the town [ very easy and cheap and lots to see on the way]. The Church was quiet and tranquil and very beautiful. Lots of Fresco's and paintings...could have stayed for ever. There is a Cloister at the side and of course a small cemetery....but don't miss the gardens superb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Third visit and always life enhancing. The cemetery next door is also strangely rejuvenating. Peaceful and tranquility sadly missing in most of the world. Gardens are a delight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I had the great idea to walk/hike (it's all uphill) to the Monastare and I think it made the experience even better. After viewing the museum and buildings, which were truly incredible, I enjoyed the gardens for more time than I remember. At the edge was the most incredible view of the city and Cote de Azur. There were fountains... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It is a beautiful place. Old. It is tranquil. I loved to spend som time admiring the fresques. It is....ok I don't have words. Please don't miss it if you are in the neighborhood. And don't forget to visit the gardens they are outstanding

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