Musée Matisse, Nice

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A national museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse, Musée 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 Musée Matisse and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nice using our Nice trip planner .
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  • October 5, 2017
    I'm a fan of this artist, but in this museum nothing from rather captivating. The only advantage is to have dedicated a museum to Matisse, the enthusiasts to get the Cateau.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Museum with many paintings and sculptures. I'm not really understood in this subject, but some works could have been made by a child of 8 or 9 years (like a collage that I saw). Many paintings of still lifes real pretty. But other paintings it seems to me that they're there by the name of the creator than the quality of the work.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Nice little museum that you can visit with kids if you want because the visit is not too long. Gardens are also nice.  more »
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  • July 25, 2017
    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 room. €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.
  • September 14, 2017
    Small take of Matisse's life on this beautiful building. Only handful of his work here as most famous works are in other museums. They're extending the place, but it's currently under construction.
  • September 18, 2017
    Disappointing. On top of the outstandingly rude staff at ticket desk, there is little of interest inside. Very little written in English. Audio app you have to use on your own phone didn't even work. Don't bother giving them your money until they've upped their game.
  • October 5, 2017
    I would definitely recommend going to this museum, although it is a bit far away from the city centre or the beach. However, on your way there you really get to know the city.
  • September 9, 2017
    Very poor. Asking any kind of payment for this few not impressive pictures is crazy. Gallery in any major European city will have more and better Matisse works

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