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Celebrating mortality

Great sightseeing place on top of Nice. Unbelievable monuments showing social status and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh wow. I come across this cemetery quite by accident. I'd already visited the Jewish graveyard... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Cumbria, England
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“Celebrating mortality”
23 Nov 2018
“Nice views, but disappointing gardens”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great sightseeing place on top of Nice. Unbelievable monuments showing social status and demonstrating power. Go for a walk around this morbid place and go then on the top of the hill, drink a pastis at the buvette and enjoy the great view over Nice....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

The atmosphere is pleasant, gardeners were planting new foliage, we did not linger or take respite. The monastery gardens were in need.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 374Oakley
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Oh wow. I come across this cemetery quite by accident. I'd already visited the Jewish graveyard whilst up Castle Hill. But after going back up Castle hill on the small train I spied what appeared to be majestic headstones rising from the skyline. I got...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Having hiked all the way up to Cimiez on foot from the Promenade, it was a real pleasure to leave the armies of family picnics behind in the park, and to reach the sanctuary of the monastery. After a peaceful 15 minutes inside, the stunning...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank rybblevalley
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is a recommended place to visit. Take a local bus from center of Nice, about 15 minutes ride. Rose gardens close to the monastery. Bring your own picnic food in May week-ends and join the locals.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank pererikx
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The gardens are lovely; and there are some vistas looking out over some parts of Nice. The buildings are also mildly interesting; but the main thing here is the cemetery containing the grave of Henri Matisse. This is within walking distance from the Henri Matisse...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 22go2
Reviewed 8 April 2017

As I already wrote n the description of the monastery, I found the grave of a friend I got to know in Venice - Emile Conte Targhetta d'Audiffret, there is also the grave of Henri Matisse - really worth seeing - and the view is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Margit M
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The church has some amazing early paintings (some restored we are glad to note) around 14th/15th century?. There’s often concerts there too, worth checking the tourist office or local press for timings. The gardens are best in the spring/summer period as the display of roses...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank peter r
Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you're seeking quiet and serene, this is your place. The vegetation is breathtakingly beautiful as is the view.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jas8640
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I like to visit cemeteries, especially to visit the tombs of artists I admire. In this case, I was interested in seeing the place where Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy are resting. The cemetery is a calm place, beautiful and flowery, particularly the path towards...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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