Cimiez Monastery is a mysterious place. Usually closed to the public, it opens its doors for a series of concerts featuring mainly chamber music, but also music from Central Asia and Russia. Concerts in the monastery were launched in 1958. They are organised by the Nice Summer Academy and most take place in the cloister.
The programme includes the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cannes Orchestra, and soloists of international renown selected by the teaching faculty at the International Summer Academy in Nice.