Situated on top of Cimiez hill, the oldest garden in the French Riviera offers plentiful green space and shade for relaxing during a hot day. Visitors can take in the city views, or wander throughout the garden to visit the nearby sites. The rose and herb garden inspire serenity and reflection.
Used by Monks since 1546 (and still to this day!), the Monastery of Cimiez is home to major paintings by artist Louis Brea. Inside the monastery is the Franciscan museum which tells a story of the building’s history and displays hundreds of works of art and documents created between the 15th and 18th century.
Those interested in French Art History will be drawn to this particular cemetery – where multiple famous painters are buried. Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy and Nobel Prize winner Roger Martin du Nord are buried here. The cemetery is located beside the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.