The Musée Matisse in Nice is a national exhibition hall which was dedicated to the work of the French painter Henri Matisse. It accumulates one of the biggest gatherings in the world from the life of Henry Matisse up to expectations, including his masterful beginnings and his development through the final expectations and creations.
It was shut for some years throughout remodels, and was revived in 1993. With another present day wing and revamped spaces, the display center now widely features its whole lasting gathering, which has pressed on to expand since 1963 through a few successive acquisitions and gifts.
The historical center's prime collections are made up of mixed articles, basically those of Matisse himself, who existed and worked in Nice from 1917 to 1954. Also included are the works of his beneficiaries, and in addition works helped by the State. The display center houses 68 compositions and gouaches, 236 drawings, 218 prints, 95 photographs, 57 models and 14 books showed by Matisse, 187 items that had a place with the painter, and prints, woven artworks, ceramics, stained glass and numerous historical documents.
Musee Matisse Travel Tips
- The display center, which was opened in 1963, is placed in the Villa des Arenes, a seventeenth-century villa in the neighborhood of Cimiez. In 1989, the archaeological display center was moved to the close-by old site of the city, permitting the Musée Matisse to be stretched.
How to Reach Musee Matisse
- Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
- Gelateria Azzuro
- Le 7eme Sens
- Restaurant Franco-Japanais
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49.77% of people who visit Nice include Musee Matisse in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
34.63% of people start their Musee Matisse visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Musee Matisse
82.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee Matisse
Musee Matisse Reviews & Ratings
This is an excellent collection of Matisse's work, particularly his later collections. It is as much a history of him and his era as it is an art gallery. The entire museum is accessible for people with mobility issues. It is also bite-sized so folks won't get tired our from walking and standing. The use of video as well as print makes it more interesting and varied. You can really see how the artist's work grew and changed as he was exposed to different experiences. The archeology museum is housed on the same grounds so you can see both at the same time. The museum pass that we got at the MOMAC worked here as well. It is to Euros for 24 hours and allows you to see the best museums in Nice. I highly recommend that you add it to your Nice itinerary.
We walked there from the center of the Nice. If you like impressionist, you gonna like this museum. But, in reality, it's not many of his work there. It more, Loki to establish a statement. Matisse lived in Nice.
Some nice cut-outs but overall a very small collection. Not really worth going out of your way for—though the Roman ruins next door are interesting and your ticket gets you in for free. This place is for Matisse fans only, who will find some works to appreciate.
Beautiful Museum but where have all the pictures gone? Apparently to the Far East, what a shame! We visited 15 years ago when it was old, charming and crumbly and full of oils on canvas. Very few left, as they're all out on loan. Presumably paying for the lovely new building?
Free for students (and other qualifying groups). It was cool to see if you like this type of art specifically (transition from Impressionism to modern types) or have extra time in Nice. 10€ admission for others also gives admission to other museums in Nice but is not worth this museum by itself. General English descriptions for each room but no English for each piece of art (only French). If you want more explanation you can download the MuséeMatisse app which gives you some extra info (but audio files to museum pieces are not labeled well so it’s hard to follow).