Cimetière du Monastère de Cimiez

Located in Nice at the heart of the hill of Cimiez, the cemetery of the famous monastery of the same name is a place of contemplation which many personalities chose as their final resting place

The hill of Cimiez is known for its magnificent houses, its arenas, its museums and its monastery. Adjoining the monastery, its cemetery, while inconspicuous, is the resting place of many personalities. Indeed, among the tombs of the unknown, you will find there great names such as the painter Raoul Dufy, General François Goiran and writer Roger Martin du Gard.
The most famous of them is certainly the artist, Henri Matisse. This renowned painter had a place in his heart for Nice and the Côte d'Azur to the point where he chose to reside here and finish his life here. A city which inspired a multitude of his iconic works and a museum situated a short walk from its tomb which is completely dedicated to him. In addition to its famous names, Cimiez cemetery is distinguished by magnificently carved impressive tombs. Furthermore, it was registered as a Historic Monument in 1994.

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

Opening periods

From 01/03 to 31/10, daily between 8.30 am and 6 pm.

From 01/11 to 28/02, daily between 8.30 am and 5 pm.


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