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

#9 in Best Things To Do in Nice
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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
4.2

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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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You'll likely pass by Place Masséna, the city's main square, several times while in Nice thanks to its central location. With the seafront to the south, the shopping street Avenue Jean Médecin jutting off to the north, and the lovely Albert I and Massena gardens surrounding it, you can walk to it from virtually anywhere in the small city.

Recent travelers highlighted Place Masséna as an idyllic location to snap your photos, with a hypnotic tilework, illuminated display fountains and seven famous statues to serve as memorable backdrops. Reviewers also recommended stopping by at various hours of the day to see how the square changes with the rising and setting sun. The square is free to visit 24/7.

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