Cimiez, the ancient Roman city of Cemenelum, was once the rival of Nikaïa, the Greek city which became Nice. From this time, remain the ruins of the Cimiez Arena, built between -24 and -14 BC by the Emperor Augustus.
The apogee of Cimiez district is in the nineteenth century, when it was the holiday resort of monarchs such as Edward VII, Queen Victoria or George V. They marked their passage by building magnificent palaces or mansions, such as the Victoria Hotel, the Regina or the Majestic Palace. Today, these buildings have been transformed into luxury condominiums with sumptuous apartments that have peaceful surroundings, green spaces and pretty views.
The district of Cimiez, near the city center and the Liberation area, is articulated around the Cimiez boulevard and includes the Léopold II avenue, the Edith Cavell avenue, the Prince de Galles boulevard, the Villebois-Mareuil avenue, the Edouard VII boulevard, the Parc Liserb avenue, the Reine Victoria avenue ... and of course the Arenes de Cimiez avenue.
Cimiez remains one of the most exclusive areas of Nice, with its schools, gardens, its museums Matisse and Chagall ... Its history, architecture and setting make it a unique neighborhood !