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Musee Matisse, Nice

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A national museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse, Musee Matisse holds one of the world's largest collections of his works, with 68 paintings and gouache cutouts, 236 drawings, 218 prints, 57 sculptures, 14 illustrated books, 95 photographs, and 187 objects that belonged to the painter. These are displayed alongside serigraphs, tapestries, ceramics, stained glass, and various documents. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, lecture series, and screenings of art films. Arrange your visit to Musee Matisse and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nice using our Nice trip planner.
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  • I must say right away that I' m not a fan of Matisse. The museum in Nice however has a decent but certainly not vast collection of his works, few of which are of excellent quality. There are many... 
    I must say right away that I' m not a fan of Matisse. The museum in Nice however has a decent but certainly not vast collection of his works, few of which are of excellent quality. There are many...  more »
  • You start by thinking he’s no good at faces, then that he can’t draw hands and finally conclude, he’s not really any good at anything, but happily taking people along for the ride. Try the fine art... 
    You start by thinking he’s no good at faces, then that he can’t draw hands and finally conclude, he’s not really any good at anything, but happily taking people along for the ride. Try the fine art...  more »
  • It's a very nice museum. History flashed before my eyes.I visited with my family on holiday in Nice. They said photography is prohibited. But I have collected good memories. 
    It's a very nice museum. History flashed before my eyes.I visited with my family on holiday in Nice. They said photography is prohibited. But I have collected good memories.  more »
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  • Beautiful building of the museum. Generously designed exhibition halls. The lovers of Matisse will be excited. The others will at least have a nice walk and can use a clean bathroom, which is also important. Nice and helpful staff.
  • This was a lovely stop in Nice, more so for the experience as a whole and not based on the amount of Matisse’s work represented within. They did have more obscure pieces of his fabric work, furnishings, and stained glass in addition to the more well-known paper cut outs. The Villa it is housed in adds to the excursion immensely, and there is a park outside to have a lovely picnic in if you come prepared. There is no parking at the building, so we just drove around until we found a space.
  • Museum is good, but doesn't have enough character for me. It was exhibition not only for Matisse, also for Hackney... Only a few paintings of Matisse. A lot of people... The building of Museum is looking nicer from outside then from inside
  • Only if you are a serious Matisse fan. 10 euros per person for this sparse exhibit. Maybe go if you have the Nice museum pass. Enjoy the nearby park, ruins, and building outside for free.
  • Beautiful peaceful surroundings and gardens, friendly museum staff, David Hockney art on display, QR codes for English speaking information on each artwork, very enjoyable visit. Bus 33 from Nice town centre.

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