An artistic treasure trove in Nice
The Musée Matisse houses one of the largest collections of the works of Henri Matisse in the world, displaying paintings, sculptures and paper cut-outs from all stages of his long career
The artist Henri Matisse lived in Nice from 1917 until his death in 1954, and a large part of the Matisse Museum's collection was donated by the artist himself.
As well as paintings, drawings, sculptures and examples of his famous paper cut-outs, the Matisse Museum also holds some of his personal effects including furniture and painting equipment.
Among the masterpieces on show are Nu bleu IV (Blue Nude IV), one of Matisse's most reproduced images, and the 8m-long Fleurs et Fruits (Flowers and Fruits), the largest Matisse works in France.
the Matisse Museum also holds some his personal effects including furniture and painting equipment
The museum, which also hosts regular temporary exhibitions, is housed in a 17th-century villa in the quiet suburb of Cimiez, north of the city centre, surrounded by gardens, olive groves and archaeological remains, which are also worth a look when you visit.
Behind the museum are the extensive ruins of a 3rd-century Roman bath complex, while nearby are the remains of an amphitheatre from the same period.
If you're interested in visiting the Matisse Museum and want to incorporate it into your charter itinerary, please speak with your prefered yacht charter broker.
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164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice,
Show Phone Number+33 0 4 93 81 08 08