Nice Art Tour: Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum And The Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Nice hotels
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the famous artistic heritage of the French Riviera on a half-day art tour, incorporating must-see museums and an opulent villa. With an expert guide, learn about different modern art movements while touring the Chagall Museum in the leafy neighborhood of Cimiez, and see the colors of the Cote dAzur (French Riviera) come to life in the Matisse Museum. Your tour returns to Nice after a visit to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on the stunning Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus

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So many artists over the years have made the French Riviera their home, drawn by the azure-blue sea, vibrant colors and fabled clear light for which the region is so famous. No surprise then that the cosmopolitan city of Nice boasts museums-a-plenty, with artwork from different eras lurking round every corner.

After pickup from your central Nice hotel, head straight to the leafy Cimiez neighborhood with your guide for your first Nice museum visit of the day -- the Chagall Museum. Dedicated to the lifeworks of Mark Chagall, a revolutionary artist influenced by the movements of Expressionism, Cubism and more, the museums main draw is his collection of famous biblical paintings, which youll see while exploring with your audio guide.

The Matisse Museum is nearby on Cimiez Hill, and this is the next museum on your days list. The museum is housed in a distinctive red Genoese villa that dates back to the 17th century, with architecture that is arguably every bit as fascinating as the artwork housed within. Step inside and let the bright colors that exemplified Henri Matisses artwork inspire your own creative thinking as you wander around and explore independently.

After discovering these extraordinary museums, hop back on board your luxury minivan for a scenic coastal drive to the peninsula town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Built on the narrowest part of the peninsula is the lavish Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, surrounded by approximately 17 acres (7 hectares) of gorgeous gardens. The apartments that comprise this stunning Italian-style palace are a delight to explore, and youll do just that on a comprehensive tour of the grounds. Admire the apartments of Madame Ephrussi with their ornate furnishings, before strolling through the gardens.


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Musee Matisse

Entry/Admission - Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

Entry/Admission - Marc Chagall National Museum



Food and drinks, unless specified

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Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Nov-2019

    Our guide/driver, Fred, was great. Lots of historical facts and insights during the drive. A comfortable van. The right amount of time at each of the venues.

  • 10-Oct-2019

    Tour was good except there was not enough time at each of the stops, especially at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Needed at least another half hour at the Villa de Rothschild to see the magnificent gardedns.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Fantastic guide who went out of her way to make it an exceptional experience. Matisse Museum included many flights of stairs and not recommended for those with walking impairments.

  • 22-Oct-2018

    The Chagall Museum was interesting as it displayed some of his largest works.The Villa Ephrussi was absolutely stunning. Besides the villa and gardens, the views were wonderful. The one disappointment was that the Matisse Museum was closed, and this should have been pre-determined before we started the tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, a wonderful experience.

  • 02-Aug-2018

    This tour was awesome. The Chagall Museum and Matisse Museum were very interesting. Smaller collections, but prolific nonetheless. What made this trip was a our tour guide Greg and b the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Our driver was so nice, great driver and gave us all sorts of information as we were driving. He showed us some beautiful spots for photo ops and even helped us decide on additional tours. The Villa and gardens were breathtaking. Although the heat/humidity was insane that day, I really enjoyed this tour. I highly recommend it!

  • 19-May-2018

    Everything we hoped and more and that guide made it an even more special experience

  • 20-Sep-2017

    We had a excellent tour guide. She was easy to understand and very knowledgeable. At the end of the tour, she asked our opinions, and she made our unanimous opinions part of her plan to improve the time future visitors would spend at each venue. We ALL loved the Chagall Museum the best and feel that spending way too much time at the Villa Rothschild was the biggest needed change. We also felt the Matisse Museum was not great, as it was so small. Apparently, most o the actual Matisse paintings are around the world in bigger museums.

  • 17-Sep-2017

    All sites were fabulous, but more time needed to be allotted for Chagall Museum.

  • 17-Jul-2017

    A bit pricey but worth it.

  • 29-Sep-2016

    Tour was just a driver- Uber a better investment

    Matisse Museum not worth the time

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