Musee Matisse

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  • Address: 164 Avenue des Arenes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 33-493810808
  • Ticket Price: 35 EUR
  • Tags: Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition

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Matisse, 187 items that had a place with the painter, and prints, woven artworks, ceramics, stained glass and numerous historical documents.

  • 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.

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  • Musee Matisse Address: 164 Avenue des Arenes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France
  • Musee Matisse Contact Number: 33-493810808
  • Musee Matisse Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Musee Matisse Price: 35 EUR
  • Best time to visit Musee Matisse(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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  • 56.17% of people who visit Nice include Musee Matisse in their plan

  • 34.63% of people start their Musee Matisse visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Musee Matisse

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

82.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee Matisse

People normally club together Cours Saleya Flower Market and Athena Theatre while planning their visit to Musee Matisse.

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  • Only a hand full of good paintings. A few interesting early works. Many cut outs and photos. Some lithographs. Not worth the time or money. Avoid unless it's raining.

  • Parking is limited but free. There's a nice walk through an olive grove to the entrance. There are marble steps down to the entrance and I would imagine these are quite slippery when it rains. There was a queue when we arrived and it seemed to take a while to get in. Obviously there are works by Matisse. Very few include any English description, but maybe not that required. There is a life of wall which did have English comment. There is a limited gift shop with plenty of art related books. I don't think I came away thinking what a great artist but did get an overview of his work and changing styles. I think to get most out of this place you need to be really into your art. We spent about an hour here, and the value for money of the entrance fee I think rests on the ability to use the same ticket to get entry into about 10 other Nice museums.

  • We caught the Matisse Picasso exhibit in the museum and we really appreciate it. We saw many works of Matisse and Picasso that demonstrated the artists influence on one another. On the whole we thought it was a really compact and well themed museum. Of course if one would be disappointed if you hope to catch the major works of Matisse there. If you go there wanting to learn more about Matisse, i think you will find a lot of interesting stuff.

  • Great works of art by Picasso and Matisse. We really enjoyed the work. There is also a large section dedicated to the media about the artists. I was given free admission with my veteran's I'd as a war vet.

  • Very pretty museum in a lovely park. There were also lots of young people and children taking part in art classes which was lovely to see.

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