About two kilometers northeast of the center of town, Cimiez is an upper-class neighborhood where Queen Victoria vacationed. It is rich in architecture, parks and museums, including the Matisse Museum, the Franciscan Monastery and Museum and the Chagall Museum. Ruins of the Roman Cemenelum - including a amphitheater and baths - can still be seen around the Archeological Museum of Nice-Cimiez. In the late 19th century, Cimiez became a popular British vacation retreat, adding Belle Epoque architecture. The neighborhood also has an olive-grove park where the Nice Jazz Festival began and summer concerts in the monastery cloisters. It's a 20-minute walk from the train station or a bus ride on #15 from Place Massena.
Cimiez, Nice, France