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Cimiez, Nice: 6 reviews and 11 photos

  Last impressions
by NiceLife

The cemetary at Cimiez is the last resting place of two giants of french art - Matisse and Raoul Dufy. Both painted prolifically in Nice, inspired by the colurs and patterns around them. It is fitting they should leave their last impression in the cemetery here.

Finding them amidst the mausoleums and sepulchres of grand Italian families is no small feat, but under blue skies a task that allows unhurried browsing through the last hundred years of Nice life. Or should that be Nice Death?

As a visitor to Nice you will become familiar with the district and street names - Garribaldi, Gambetta, Pastorelli, Grosso. The trick is to match the names to the grand mausoleums and family tombs. You will also find the family internment of Jellinek-Mercedes - founders of Daimler Benz AG and the motor car Mercedes empire. However the Medecin clan - Nice's notorious mayors Jacques and son Jean, are interred at a little churchyard with a view over all Nice up in Gairault. Thats a different excursion.

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2008
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