Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen

The CUM is a huge cultural centre situated opposite the sea, on the Promenade des Anglais. For almost 90 years, it has continued to develop and today hosts many symposia, concerts and conferences.

The Centre was founded in 1933 at the instigation of Jean Médecin, former mayor of Nice, and Anatole de Monzie, Minister of Education. It enabled the young people of Nice to receive higher education without leaving the city. It was also intended to stimulate intellectual curiosity about culture.
Its magnificent 414m² amphitheatre can accommodate more than 550 people. It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in France. Many events are organised there throughout the year, following the city's cultural calendar. Above the stage is a magnificent and mysterious fresco "Allegory of the Mediterranean." The CUM extends into the Paul Valéry library. By appointment, people from Nice can consult archives, annals and many books, most of which are signed copies.


  • Available for private hire
  • Room hire

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

Accepted payment methods

  • Bank checks

Opening periods

From 01/01 to 31/12
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8.30 am and 6 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Evenings and weekends if space is rented.


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