Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman, Menton

About Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman, Menton

Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman, Menton - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 2 Quai de Monleon, 06500 Menton

Phone: +33-489815250

Ticket Price: 8 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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This museum on the French Riviera houses the art work of Jean Cocteau majority of which comes from an American Businessman called Severin Winderman. This museum has been designed by Rudy Ricciotti whose influences can be seen clearly on the architecture of the museum. This unique building looks like a fierce set of teeth or a string of alabaster forearms holding up the sky. Even if you are not an Art lover, do visit to witness the unique and controversial architecture of the museum building. 

Guided tours and workshops are available for kids here. It has about seven sections and contains almost 1000 graphic artworks. The seven sections have different theme based on Cocteau’s work:

  • Red and Gold Evil
  • Towards a Poetry Theatre
  • New Superstars
  • Tragedy Revisited
  • Staging the invisible
  • Movie Theatre
  • The route in the city

This rich cultural institution has a well-stocked bookstore that contains works written by Jean Cocteau, CDs, films, catalogue of the museum etc. The museum cafe is famous for its culinary delights on offer that change with season and provides a relaxing atmosphere to unwind.

Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman Information

  • This place is also known as Jean Cocteau Museum.

Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman Ticket Prices

  • Students, Teachers, Seniors and families: 6 Euros
  • Professional Partners and individual group of 10: 4 Euros
  • Jobseekers, Disabled persons, Under Eighteen and 1st Sunday of each month: Free

Restaurants Near Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman

  • La Cantinella
  • Pizzeria Le Vesuvio

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  • Stunning piece of architecture. great exhibions and good coffee. A place to cool down after a long and sunny walk on the promenade.

  • Beautiful museum at a gorgeous location! Great Cocteau collection plus usually another related show.

  • The Cocteau exhibition space was closed today 9-11-17 and the staff member at the desk claims the closure was noted on the web site. It was not. She was not helpful regarding alternative activities for someone from 3500 miles away.

  • Very interesting exhibition of Dufy upstairs and Cocteau downstairs. Definitely worth going to see.

  • The ticket price includes a visit to the Bastion museum which has a collection of Cocteau's "The Fisherman and the Girl", as well to the Palais de l'Europe which has more modern art displayed. The staff is friendly and professional, and also gave a summary of Jean Cocteau's life to us as almost everything in the museum is in French. The museum has an upper and lower floor with paintings and various exhibitions of Cocteau's work. The most famous exhibit is Andy Warhol's tribute art work to Jean Cocteau. I was expecting a bit more from the visit, as there were not much information for non-french speakers, but it is worth a visit.

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