Perched at the top of a hill, the Château de Nice cemetery is spectacular in its unique setting with its panoramic view, the aesthetics of its tombs and the personalities who are buried there.
Built in 1783 on the site of the former citadel of Nice, the Château cemetery is certainly the most famous of the Côte d'Azur. In total, 2,800 tombs spread over the huge 14,000 m² of one of the city's most beautiful views. At the entrance, a majestic pyramidal sculpture pays tribute to the 200 victims of the fire which devastated the Opéra de Nice in 1881. Some of the carved tombs are magnificent works of art of various styles and periods.
Initially intended for Christian families, an independent annex for the Jewish community was subsequently added. In addition to people from Nice, many city personalities are buried there today. Among them Admiral Félix de Constantin de Châteauneuf, the privateer Joseph Bavastro, poets, scientists, artists and politicians. Although born outside Nice, Giuseppe Garibaldi's mother is also buried there, like the daughter of Henri Matisse, actress Renée Saint Cyr and her son, director Georges Lautner.
From 01/03 to 31/10, daily between 8.30 am and 6 pm.