Garden of the Cimiez Monastery (Jardin du Monastère de Cimiez)

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Key Info

Place Jean Paul 2, 06000 Nice, France

Price & Hours

Free
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Details

Churches/Religious Sites, Parks and Gardens, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The layout of Garden of the Cimiez Monastery (Jardin du Monastère de Cimiez) has not changed since its original construction in 1546, when it was used by the monks as their orchard and vegetable garden. Among the various flora and fauna, the garden boasts beautiful climbing roses and a stellar view of the city and bay.

Recent visitors recommended using a stop at the Garden of the Cimiez Monastery as a chance to recharge, calling the tranquil park a great opportunity to take a break from Nice's bustling beaches and squares.

The Garden of the Cimiez Monastery is free to access and open year-round. Located in northern Nice, the monastery is best accessed via bus No. 15. It is located adjacent to the Musée Matisse, so it can easily be added to most daytrips to the area.

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Vieille Ville, or Old Town, is a nook of a neighborhood enjoyed by both travelers and locals alike. There are the usual tourist traps, but you can also find some authentic French restaurants and shops, not to mention the Cours Saleya flower and fruit market. 

Past visitors claim that the neighborhood is best experienced in the morning, so you can scour the market. Traipse through in the afternoon to shop, or take a dip at the adjacent beaches. Then in the evening, grab a small bite from a charming restaurant or have a drink in one of the countless bars.

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