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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  • Took the 22 bus from town centre to get here, very crowded and slow bus. Steep steps down to entrance, one small door in and out that gets blocked with people due to queuing for single security checkp...  more »
  • Only a few paces from the Regina where Matisse had his studio is this museum providing a very informative description of the life of this genius. Not to be missed also don't forget to include a visit ...  more »
  • The Museum exhibits part of its mushrooms work within this Italian Palace in a very nice neighborhood of Niza.ademas you can admire the ruins of a Roman circus before access to the Museum. It is a recommended visit who like culture and art.
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  • Nice little museum with some lesser important works of Matisse. The most interesting part of the visit is the history on Matisse's life which is laid out in the route to follow through the different rooms. €10 entry ticket, which allows access for 24h to all of the museums that belong to the city of Nice. Most of those are not worth €10 on their own, so good to plan a day of doing some of these museums together.
  • There seems to be ban on disabled people accessing this place. I don’t need a wheelchair but I don’t need stairs either. Entrance and exit is via a lot of stairs to a reception area with no lift access, and more stairs to get in and out of the museum. After much arm waving we were able to gain admission via the back disabled entrance from an unwilling guard. So no opportunity to see the famous large wall hangings. Nevertheless I had to pay for the privilege of missing this and other parts of the exhibition. My, more than honest, wife trekked down the stairs and back up with tickets, I wouldn’t have paid! There is s single small lift accessing parts of the gallery but more stairs as well. No chairs, but a much too low chaise longue in one room to watch a video allowing people to stand in front to block the view. Another song and dance to get out via the disabled entrance. I do not intend to go back and I do not recommend this place for a visit. 2 stars? The material we were allowed to see was if course first rate, pity we couldn’t see more.
  • They are not well organized for groups. They wouldn’t let us in with our knapsacks and even if there were lockers behind the guard, we had to leave them all outside in the drizzle. My colleague and I had to take turns standing outside waiting for our students. It was a nice museum but there were non of his most known works. The villa and surrounding garden were absolutely beautiful.
  • Not my scene but gave it a go wasn't worth €10 female staff a bit terse only visit if you are into abstract art don't know what Henri was thinking about whilst he was painting some squares
  • Nice museum with a sizeable range of Matisse's works from various periods. Good references to his time spent in Nice with maps and photographs to guide the interested traveler to places where the artist has been. Great deals for those visiting other museums in the area and friendly staff who speak English.
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