Musée Franciscain – Eglise et Monastère de Cimiez

The Monastery of Cimiez, like its cemetery and its magnificent garden, is one of the most important places of worship, culture and tourism in the city of Nice.

An evocation of Franciscan life in Nice from the 13th to 18th centuries, an illustration of the spiritual and social message of Saint Francis of Assisi, paintings, sculptures, engravings, illuminated manuscripts, frescoes, reconstructed chapel and ancient cells...
In the square, the cross is a copy of the original in the church, dating from 1477. Standing 5.80 m high, the marble cross is decorated with several finely sculpted figures, including the seraph who appeared to St. Francis of Assisi.


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